A Conference for Youth was conducted by the AOG Church Maradana recently. A large number of youth from surrounding Churches in Colombo are reported to have participated in this Conference. More than ten mainline Churches were represented at this Conference where the participants engaged in all the activities enthusiastically. The Conference was conducted by the youth of AOG Maradana under the leadership of Pastor Condrad. Pastor Condrad said that the purpose of holding such a Conference was to help the young people to walk the correct path and receive God’s blessings and guidance. He said that he hopes to see all these young people will go into society as leaders and bring glory to God.
Apart from Pastor Condrad, Pastors Chinthaka, Kalinga and Sumedha were among the speakers at this Conference. The theme of this Conference was ‘To be like five fingers in the hand’. Although the five fingers in a person’s hand are different it is important that all five fingers work the same way when you have to hold something in your hand. In the same way, although there are young people from various backgrounds and social levels in society it is everyone’s responsibility to stay away from bad habits and be a blessing to everyone. The Conference programme included leadership training for the young people. The speakers used Bible passages to encourage and empower the youth. It is reported that many of the participants had life changing experiences as a result of attending this Conference.