THOMSON MATHEW, INDIA (JYILT’10)
Submitted: 20th July 2010
The two weeks of training was very enriching. Meeting like-minded Jesus Youth from different places and meeting other leaders who lead the movement in various capacities across the world was so overwhelming and above all a big blessing. The one thing that struck me was that though we, the participants, were from different parts of the world, from different backgrounds, from different levels of leadership and with different characteristics, we all had one thing in common - we were all set apart by the Lord for His work. A tribe of set apart’s indeed. And in Him our differences became our uniqueness and our similarities became our bonding glue.
JOE ANTONY, ILLINOIS, USA (JYILT’10)
SUNIL VARGHESE, ITALY-ROMA (JYILT’10)
Submitted: 26th July 2010
Uncertainty, fear and doubt were some of the few things that clouded my mind when I was asked if I’d consider going for the Exposure Programme in Thailand. An international training? Another country? Why me? Am I good enough? How am I meant to pay for it? The questions kept rolling but through all of it, I very distinctly remember a JY leader telling me, ‘all you need to do is make yourself available and the rest will be taken care of by God’. I write to you today to testify that everything did fall into place, only more perfectly and beautifully than I ever expected it to.