The Volta Central Apostle Area’s long awaited youth day celebration kicked off on 9th August, 2019 at the Ho Technical University campus. Indeed, the brethren of the Volta Central Apostle area personified the essence of their theme for the camp, “Rich in Christ”, as they invited youth and ministers of close-by congregations from the Volta-South Apostle area to join in their celebrations. This was to share their joys with the disappointed youth of Volta-South following a last minute change of mind by the governing authorities of the premises initially rented for the Volta-South Youth Camp. The camp lasted 3 days. Lead Apostle Oppong-Brenya was invited to be part of the celebrations. It was also the first youth camp organized under the supervision of Apostles Osei and Kuada (who was also invited).
Arrival and Check-in
At about 8:30 AM, Apostle Richard Senyo Osei, together with the youth leaders welcomed the youth from the various congregations to the camp. Registration and allocation of rooms was done between 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM.
Seminar on Coding
A 2-hour presentation on Coding (software and applications development) was held in the afternoon for early participants. It was delivered by a member of the church, Brother David Gowu, who is an Information Communication Technology (ICT) consultant. He encouraged the youth to go into ICT learning since it creates room for equally good job opportunities. He volunteered to train up to 100 New Apostolic youth in website development, application development and other related technologies by the end of July 2020.
The youth camp was officially opened at 7:30pm by the Lead Apostle Samuel Oppong-Brenya. A panel discussion followed thereafter with 300 youth in attendance. Resource persons from the church lead the discussion on these major topics; Health, Banking, ICT and Business. A lot of life experiences and lessons were shared with the participants. The Lead Apostle gave the closing remarks and commended the youth for inviting the resource persons from the church. The ceremony was closed following a closing prayer by the rector of Ho Central Congregation, Shepherd Ernest Foli.