youth are invited to donate blood at the Northern Caribbean University
Gymnatorium as part of the Global
Youth Day activities to be held on Saturday, March 18.
2013 Global Youth Day has been celebrated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church
worldwide. This year, Global Youth Day will be celebrated under the theme ‘Be
the Sermon’. Youth Ministries Director for the Jamaica Union of Seventh-day
Adventists, Pastor Dane Fletcher said that the Global Youth Day activities will
allow young people to demonstrate the love of God in a practical way.
Global Youth Day this year across the world we are focusing on donating blood.
We understand that Jesus ministered to people with different needs and across
the world there is an urgent need for blood; blood which symbolizes life. So
when the youth…give blood, they are giving of themselves. Now since 2013 across
the world at the beginning of Youth Week of Prayer we celebrate Global Youth
this day rather than have our youth being in the church building to listen to a
sermon, we encourage them to be in the streets, be in different homes, do acts
of kindness, love [and] compassion…we encourage them to be the sermon so that
each person will get a glimpse of the love of God,” Pastor Fletcher expressed.
addition to the blood collection drive at NCU, Pastor Fletcher said there would
be other collection points across the island. He
added that there would be other activities taking place as part of the Global
Youth Day celebrations.
will be other activities around the Manchester area, for example we will be
visiting the hospital, the infirmary, the children’s home as well as we will be
feeding street persons as well as persons on the street…because not everyone
who is in need of something is really a street person,” Pastor Fletcher
this there will be a programme of praise and worship and then there will be
dialogue with representatives from the Youth Ministries Department of the Inter-American Division of Seventh-day Adventists who will be present the event.