India, Youth Life in the Spirit Seminars

India, Youth Life in the Spirit Seminars

2018 is replete with God’s mercy, favor and faithfulness as we press on towards our goal of youth revival in India.

 

Youth Life in the Spirit Seminars
Ajin Joseph
National Teens Coordinator
Teens United for Christ (TU4C), India

Teens United for Christ (TU4C) witnessed a spiritual harvest through the graciousness of God opening doors of the Gospel to some of the most challenging parts of India. 2018 is replete with God’s mercy, favor and faithfulness as we press on towards our goal of youth revival in India. In all of these retreats, the exposition of word of God and the Power of the Spirit, through the structure of LSS, saw the tangible hunger and thirst of God’s young people. Pope Francis rightfully calls this generation to swim against the tide. The challenges in India are innumerable but the Grace of God far exceeding. This grace is voraciously seen rising among the young generation where visible signs of gifts and divine virtues are seen manifesting at every retreat we conduct. This is what makes it possible for us as a renewal body to do what we do often times at great cost.

The below excepts capture the vivid experiences of the Life in the Spirit among teens and the young.

1. Bhagalpur, India
29th May, 1st June 2018
Snehith Shaji, Teens United for Christ (TU4C)

The diocese of Bhagalpur under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Boniface Marandi invited the Youth United For Christ (YU4C), the youth wing of the NCCRS to conduct the life in the spirit seminars for the youth. The retreat was conducted in St. Thomas School, Govindpur from May 29th to June 1st, 2018. The resource persons were Mr. Ajin Joseph, Mr. Deepak Albert, Ms. Josily Joseph, Mrs. Sneha Thompson, Mr. Manish Tigga, Mr. Snehith Shaji and Mr. George David Toppo. The retreat showed a participation 1,063 youth. Rt. Rev. Kurien Valiakandathil, the Bishop of Bhagalpur celebrated the concluding mass and blessed the youth during the Baptism in the Holy Spirit session.


YU4C had a fruitful mission in Bhagalpur. Many youth had the Baptism in the Holy Spirit experience, received gift of tongues, visions and many physical & inner healings took place. Around 35 prayer groups were initiated in the diocese. All Glory to God!

2. Raipur, India
1st, 9th May 2018
Snehith Shaji, Teens United for Christ (TU4C)

The archdiocese of Raipur under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Dr. John Ponnore invited the Teens United For Christ (TU4C), the teenagers wing of the NCCRS to conduct the life in the spirit seminars for the school children. The retreats were conducted separately for the senior category and junior category school children in three deaneries, viz., Korba, Raipur and Nandini from May 1st to May 9th, 2018. The resource persons were Mr. Ignatius Topno, Mr. Bertie Alexander, Mr. Ajin Joseph, Mr. Deepak Albert, Ms. Archna Minz, Mrs. Ruth Topno, Ms. Anushikha Thompson, Mr. Avinash Singh, Mr. Alok Indiwar and Mr. George David Toppo. More than 1000 children attended the seminar. Around 25 teenagers prayer groups were initiated under the guidance of catechism teachers in the Archdiocese. Follow up programs are also fixed. Most Rev. Victor Henry Thakur, the Archbishop of Raipur blessed the children during the retreat. Thank you for your faithful prayers. TU4C had a fruitful mission in Raipur. Many children had the Baptism in the Holy Spirit experience, received gift of tongues, visions and many physical & inner healings took place. All Glory to God!

3. Bhopal, India
28th, 29th January 2018
Snehith Shaji, Teens United for Christ (TU4C)

The Teens United For Christ were invited by Rev. Fr. Mathew V. C., the Vicar General of Bhopal Archdiocese to conduct a Life in the Spirit Seminar for the children of the Archdiocese. Under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Stanlin (Nanhe Prerith Sangh incharge, Bhopal Archdiocese) 170 children participated.  The two day LSS was conducted on 28th and 29th January, 2018 by the TU4C, Delhi members. The resource persons were Mr. Ajin Joseph, Ms. Nikita George, Mr. Alwin Tete and Ms. Jenny Massey. The praise and worship sessions were conducted by David’s Harp, the gospel band of YU4C, Delhi. The first day comprised of talks on God’s love and existence, Sin and repentance, Jesus the only Lord and Savior of all mankind. The second day commenced with the Holy Eucharistic celebration by Most Rev. Leo Cornelio, Archbishop of the Bhopal Archdiocese. The second day comprised of talks on obedience, constants – the five-finger theory, and holy spirit. The retreat concluded with the Baptism in the Holy spirit session. All the children were filled with the joy of the Lord.

4. Jammu-Srinagar, India
6th, 8th July 2018
Dion Elvin, Youth United for Christ (YU4C)

The diocese of Jammu-Srinagar under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Biju Mathew, the youth director of Jammu-Srinagar diocese invited the Youth United For Christ (YU4C), the youth wing of the NCCRS to conduct the life in the spirit seminars for the youth. The retreat was conducted in the Pastoral Centre, Smailpur, Jammu from July 6th to July 8th, 2018. The resource persons were Mr. Raymond D’souza, Mr. Ajin Joseph, Mr. Melroy Moares, Mr. Melwin Moares and Mr. Dion Elvin. The retreat showed a participation of 80+ youth. Rt. Rev. Ivan Pereira, the Bishop of Jammu-Srinagar diocese celebrated the inaugural mass and blessed the youth. Thank you for your faithful prayers. YU4C had a fruitful mission in Jammu-Srinagar diocese. Many youth had the Baptism in the Holy Spirit experience, received gift of tongues, visions and many physical & inner healings took place. All Glory to God!