Methodist Church cel­e­brates youth

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WES­LEY GUILD of the Trin­ity Methodist Church, Cir­cuit 313, took the time this week­end to re­flect back and com­mem­o­rate the youth of June 16 1976, tak­ing in mind the events, strug­gles and chal­lenges that the youth of that era faced while also tak­ing the mo­ment to re­flect on the chal­lenges faced by the youth of to­day.

Wes­ley Guild sec­re­tary Vuy­ol­wethu Mqabi said they marched in Ox­ford Street wear­ing school uni­forms and chant­ing songs in me­mory of what hap­pened 42 years ago.

“We marched through Ox­ford, around the Sci­ence Col­lege, and then back to church where we car­ried on with our pro­gramme.”

Guest speaker Nt­siki Pakade high­lighted a num­ber of chal­lenges that the youth of to­day have to face.

“Pakade opened our eyes, and made us re­alise that the great­est chal­lenges that we face are the in­ner strug­gles that we have to deal with every day. She painted a sce­nario of events that may oc­cur in our lives.”

Mqabi said that Pakade en­light­ened the youth with a num­ber of sce­nar­ios, such as rap­ing some­one and get­ting away with it and be­ing in­volved in other forms of crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties.

“When they go to church – as much as they want to draw close to Christ – they are un­able to be­cause of their in­ner strug­gles and mis­takes and be­ing un­able to get over it. They find it dif­fi­cult to for­give them­selves for what they did.”

“Our guest speaker gave us ad­vice that I hope the young peo­ple will cher­ish. She said in life we must over­come and con­quer our chal­lenges and re­main faith­ful in God. He will pull us through what­ever ob­sta­cles we face in our lives.”

“The day was rather event­ful, as we also had some ac­tiv­i­ties, such as a tal­ent show, where the young chil­dren show­cased their skills in po­etry, dance and drama,” Mqabic con­cluded.


MARCH­ING IN COM­MEM­O­RA­TION: Youth mem­bers of the Wes­ley Guild of the Trin­ity Methodist Church march in Ox­ford Street dur­ing Youth Day last Satur­day

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