Thousands of youths from across Southern African countries descended to Pretoria Showgrounds in South Africa on Saturday to be part of the International Youth Service organised by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church.
This is annual event meant to encourage youths to grown their spiritual life, at the same time, helping to meet the daily challenges of growing and making rights decisions of their lives.
This years’ service—which featured various musical and dance performance form different youthful artists across the region—targeted not just ECG youths, but youths across the region.
During the service, ECG leader and founder, Prophet Bushiri, challenged the youths to make critical decisions of their life, today, so that they lay strong foundations of their future success.
In his message titled ‘Junction’, the Prophet underlined that most youths, globally, are currently at a crossroads, a junction, of their life.
“It can be your career, your relationships, your employment, your businesses—just everything.
“Most of you are asking yourself thought questions regarding what the future holds for your life.
“If you are feeling this way, be assured that you are at the right conference,” he said.
He added that youths should not be afraid of being at the crossroads of their life because it is an important stage of making decisions.
What matters, he added, is the importance of seeking God’s will on their decisions because nothing, one earth, works without the hand of God.
Beyond their spirituality, the Prophet also, during the service, tackled social issues affecting the youths in the region especially in the area of career progression, entrepreneurship and preparing for marriage.
On career progression, the Prophet engaged a couple of young technocrats to challenge the youths to thing big and wider so that they are able to see funding opportunities out there.
During the service, on the speakers, who owns a technology tertiary education called, I College, opened up and invited the youths to knock at hos if their scholarship.
The service also had an entrepreneurship session where South Africa’s renowned youthful entrepreneurship shared their life stories on what they do to succeed in business.
Tebogo Molefe, 21, from Botswana was all smiles after the service when we catch up with her.
She disclosed that this years’ service has been so inspiring because the Prophet talked more about social issues facing most of youths.
“You could easily relate. Besides being our spiritual father, he is also a successful businessperson and listening to him you get a practical experience of succeeding in business,” she said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :