Jesus Youth India Full-Time Volunteers Training – 2019
The Jesus Youth India ‘National Full Time Volunteer Training’ was held from May 29 to June 30 at Jyothir Bhavan, Kalamassery, Kerala. The training was attended by 32 young adults – 20 young men and 12 young women, from different parts of the country. The month long training focused on equipping the participants to lead a Christ centered Life. Weekly confessions and spiritual guidance from Fr. Jose Thaiparambil, JYFT Chaplain, and Sr. Suma Jose SD, helped the participants understand better those personal areas they ought to concentrate on.
During the training, the participants got an opportunity to lead prayer groups in various colleges in Ernakulam. During the parish out-reach to St. Francis Assisi Church, Vellappaly, Alappuzha, they visited houses and conducted programs for Catechism students and youth in the parish, as well as got the chance to interact with His Excellency Bishop James Raphel Anaparambil.
The presence of senior leaders and pioneers of Jesus Youth was a great blessing and inspiration for the participants. The training programme ended on June 30th with a grand commissioning ceremony. His Excellency Bishop Alex Vadakumthala (Ecclesiastical Advisor Jesus Youth India) celebrated the mass and commissioned the 28th Batch full-time volunteers.