(Argentina CNSAM). From January 22 to 25, 2014, the NYI (Nazarene Youth International) of Argentina conducted a National Youth Congress in the city of Puerto Madryn. The event, full of challenges and motivation for the youth leadership, had the theme, “Sharing Life Transforms”.
With 92 conference participants, Puerto Madryn was evidence of the youth’s effort and motivation to evangelize. For four days the participants received training in evangelism and personal growth. Each day had a specific emphasis: The Call (passion), Vision (focus), Action (strategy) and Conservation (results). Uplifting worship times were part of the event, as well as plenary sessions, devotionals, workshops, recreation, special nights and street evangelism.
Viviana Pérez shared a workshop called, “Communicating the Gospel with Purpose.” Other workshops included, “Conquering versus Accompanying” shared by Leandro Barreto and “Act. Don’t Just Dream,” shared by Bélen Felipe. In the plenary sessions, Romina Barreto spoke on the topic, “Those Who Played the Shirt;” Julio and Susana Felipe shared the theme “They should not do it for you” aimed at teenagers and young people, and Anna Melva Chavez spoke about projects and shared the “100 x 100” for leaders and pastors present. Julio Felipe, Viviana Pérez and Anna Melva Chavez preached in the evenings.
This Youth Leadership Training Congress emerged in response to the need of the Church of the Nazarene in Puerto Madryn to impact the city with the gospel and boost the church’s growth.
Each meeting was a special time that deeply touched the lives of the participants. They were inspired to surrender their lives at the altar and then go out into the streets with a passion for presenting the Gospel to those they met. The result was that more than 300 people made decisions of faith and the personal experiences of the participants were enriched. By the end of the event, the participants returned to their local churches motivated, renewed and challenged. Undoubtedly, this event impacted many lives.
Sources: Viviana Pérez and Joel Chávez.
Translation: Jennifer Edgerton.