The National Youth Convention 2022 at KNUST is close. And every district is wrapping up preparations. Accra East District was not left out.
On Sunday, 25th September 2022, at exactly 1pm, the youth from Accra East District gathered at the Osu church for its traditional United Youth Service before every Youth Convention.
The divine service was conducted by Deputy District Rector Karel De-Heer with text word from Psalm 22:25, “My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him.”
In his opening address, the Deputy District Rector reminded youth of the importance to seek God and do His Will as it serves as light leading others to become God's children. He continued: “Nothing is more important to us than our text word; thus I will praise Him in the assembly of His people and I will honour my vows”. He added that:
- The Psalmist speaks of an individual despite going through difficult times, praises God. For example, Asaph was blessed by God regardless of his woes, and out of joy decided to praise the Lord God in the assembly of His children.
- Through the sanctification of Christ, we now have new identities.
Concluding, he said God looks at the heart of the one vowing to Him, although such a person may fall when facing trials. But if we recognize ourselves as weak vessels to keeping such vows till the end, then seeking help from God would be beneficial.
The Deputy District Rector was assisted by Shepherd Okyere, Community Evangelist Odum, Priests Tetteh and Okpoti-Mensah.
After the service, Assistant District Youth Leader, Sister Felicia Mingle, informed all present that;
- The district would travel from Accra to Kumasi on Thursday morning, as a group by State Public Transport. Departing time is scheduled for 7AM.
- Upon arrival, all would be allocated their designated rooms with beds and given meal coupons to pick up their meals during the convention.
- She also touched on the dress-code for the various days of the NYC:
- Friday – Africa Wear,
- Saturday – ‘Rep your Jersey’ meaning wear your preferred soccer club customized garment /jersey” and
- Sunday – the official Church’s NYC 2022 T-shirt, for the divine service with District Apostle Michael Enrich.
Later, all choristers in the youth converged at Accra Central Church to rehearse for the Apostle Working Areas Youth Choir Competition to be staged at NYC 2022.