The Northeastern Mindanao Mission hosted a Caraga-Wide Youth Leaders Meeting on January 28th, 2023, with the theme “Soar” inspired by Isaiah 40:31 and the recently released “Power of 70” Way of Discipleship manual. The youth organizations, including the Caraga Adventist Youth Organization, Movement of Adventist Students (MAS-AMiCUS), Voice of Youth, Prayer Network, and Adventist Young Professionals (AY), were tasked with designing evangelistic programs.
The Caraga Adventist Youth Organization is gearing up for a simultaneous local Mission-wide Friendship Camporee. They are also preparing for the Mindanao-wide Youth Congress, led by Youth Director Pastor Nelo Seda, in the year’s second quarter. The organization also welcomed its new president, Jonalyn D. Cerro, following the resignation of the previous one.
MAS-AMiCUS, the Ministry to College and University Students, will continue to spread the Adventist message of hope through its expanding ministry, with the recent addition of two new chapters: Cabadbaran Integrated and San Franz Agusan del Sur Integrated.
The Northeastern Mindanao Mission’s Prayer Network supports the weekly Southeast Asia Pacific Division (SSD) prayer sessions on Tuesdays at 7 PM and invites all Seventh-day Adventists to join their local prayer session every Sunday at 7 PM.
The Adventist Young Professionals (AYP) of Caraga Region aims to organize three major events this year. Creating a database for all the AYP, the preparation of the convention in April, and will sponsor public evangelism in April. The organization hopes to minister to the elite and ignite young professionals to join the ministry.
Pastor Obbos, in his sermon, encouraged the youth not to focus on what they can offer in service but to present their availability to God. He shared the story of Moses, reminding everyone that God is a powerful and authoritative God who can equip us to use what we have.
The Northeastern Mindanao Mission young people are enthusiastic and hopeful about bearing God’s message and joining the ministry. (Keren Mordeno, Communication Dept., NEMM)