We are honored to work together as the youth of Kerala Pentecostal Church Toronto. At KPC Toronto, we strongly believe that it is not only the responsibility of the elders, but also the youth to hold the pillars of the church high and strong. We started off this year with several goals to complete. Our mission this year as a youth group was to bring together the entire group, from children to young adults, and let them grow not only together in faith and love, but also to grow in their individual spiritual lives in the body of Christ. It is also our mission to set an example for our peers and the adults, both believers and non-believers, through our words and our actions.
We are few, and from a large age group from pre-teens to younger adults. While it can happen to anyone, a smaller group like our own can become easily discouraged and brought down. It takes more than mere words to hold onto our mission and work towards bringing it to fulfillment. It takes the Word of God, “Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity,” states 1 Timothy 4:12.
It is not only our aspiration, but our responsibility to teach the youth and bring them up wisely; after all, the youth of today are the church of the future. A wise man once said that a good leader is not one who can make good followers, but one who can make others good leaders. Through praise and worship, youth meetings, youth events at church picnics, and also youth get-togethers, it is our prayer that we may build new leaders, by refining their faith and building strong unbreakable relationships with God as well as the other youth.