MEMBERS of the Adventist Youth Ministries (AYM) at Bantama in the Mid-Central Ghana Conference (MICG) joined their colleagues around the globe to mark the 2017 Global Youth Day alongside Youth Week of Prayer.
Youth Leader, Master Guide Stephen Boakye was assisted by Elder & Mrs. J. J. Appiah, pioneers in Youth Ministries at the church, to lead some 210 AYM members as they professed to be “the Sermon” unto others.
Trouping in to Hemang near Akyease in Global Youth Day designed t-shirts, they shared tracts and ministered unto the people, reaching over 500 non-Seventh-day Adventists with the “good news”.
Master Guide Boakye explained that celebration of the day was in line with the mission of the AYM which was “to lead young people into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and help them embrace His call to discipleship”. He said the day had come for all Seventh-day Adventist youths to rise to the clarion call and “go on God’s errand”.
He commended all those who participated in what he called “Be the Sermon Campaign” at Hemang, especially, members of the King’s Ambassadors Master Guide Club for their efforts and praised church authorities for their support as well.
Youth Week of Prayer
An Associate Pastor of the church, Isaac Afriyie who climaxed the occasion with the Youth Week of Prayer called on the youth of the church to be as dutiful as the Lord required of them.
He used himself as example to buttress his point that the youths were full of energy and beaming exuberance who could do the Lord’s work with zeal and that to him needed to reflect in the lives of Seventh-day Adventist youth.
He noted that of recent happenings in Ghana where it was reported in media circles of the countless number of stories on youth in suicide, accidents and other unusual happenings, it was a clear indication of a youth class living in despair.
He however, charged all youth, particularly, Seventh-day Adventists to continue to build hope and solace in the Lord to surmount their up-to-neck problems to Him, adding that the Lord was the only panacea to their burdens.
As part of activities to celebrate the two occasions, 25 members of the Adventurer’s Club graduated to join the Pathfinder Club.
Master Guides, Solomon Oduro Frimpong and Selina Boakye explained the 25 had gone through the mill at the previous club level and were fit to be accepted to their new club “all in the name of guiding the lads to work noble efforts for the Lord”.