Brunstad Christian Church IN Africa
impact of the cydp program (reports)
Impact of the program
“Before joining the A-Team [CYDP*] Program, we had a very inactive youth. They were always a bit separate from the church’s activities and they believed that the church was just something for parents and adults. The young people were not so much interested to hear about God’s Word.
Coming back from the A-Team in South Africa, our youth took responsibility for many activities in the church, for example: activity clubs for small children, Sunday school classes, youth activities etc. They started living with high moral standards and became active in taking responsibility in the church gatherings.
Before, those who did not have work, simply stayed idle at home. Now everyone who has been on the A-Team is active, making use of the skills they have acquired. I can say that we experience a revival among the young people.
Before being on the A-Team, we could never imagine that our young people will be able to build a house. Today we experience and have seen with our own eyes that they can build a conference venue, do all the tiling, the electrical work, the plumbing, the procurement, the book keeping and manage the whole project! And in addition, they can organise and run events.
This revival had a very positive impact on the older friends in the church too. Today they are involved in voluntary work together with the youth at our conference venue.”
Mayi Munene Mikobe Bope
Co-leader, Brunstad Christian Church Congo DRC