Hallelujah!! The most wonderful Christian youth program that brings together thousands of Christian youth from various parts of the country (interdenominational) has come to stay. It happened again this year when about 10 thousand Christian youth converged at the Independence Square on Republic Day, Friday, July 1, 2005 to declare Jesus openly as their Lord and Saviour. The landmark event under the theme: "TRANSFORMED YOUTH; TRANSFORMED NATION", was jointly organized by various Christian groups.

The Chairman of the National Planning Committee, the Rev. Dr. John Owusu-Afriyie in his welcome address, talked on the issue of moral decadence and how everybody in the country is talking about it among the young people this he said is a prophesy being fulfilled in 2 Timothy 3:1 - 5. The rally is therefore being organized to bring together the youth to find solutions to the problem facing the youth culture. He then urged, the matured youth to see to it as a responsibility and a challenge to come and take up the planning and running of youth rally 2006 and beyond. Rev. Afriyie announced the heart-warming news about Christian Council churches having accepted in principle to declare every 1st July starting from 2006 as a National Christian Youth Rally Day for Christian youth to celebrate Jesus.

Other speakers at the rally were Rev. Jonathan Ekuban from Springs of Life Ministry, Mr. Yaw Pebi from the HUD Group and Mr. Ricky Leonard, a leader of an American team who attended the rally. Rev. Ekuban who was the main speaker exhorted the youth that every one of them is on this very earth for a purpose assigned by God and that without knowing God, there is no way one can identify his purpose or mission on earth. During his alter call after the exhortation about 4 thousand youth literally ran forward to accept Jesus as their Lord and personal saviour or to rededicate their lives to Him. This was one of the tremendous things that happened at this year's event. Thus; this year's rally recorded the highest number of souls won for the Lord compared to that of the previous years.

The youth later presented a communiqué in which they expressed their concerns on pertinent national issues through Rev. Gyimah Boadi; a Methodist youth pastor on behalf of the Christian Council of Churches. The rally, which was full of excitement, featured Diana Akiwumi, Jude Lomotey, Grace Ashley, Commissioned Family, Echoes of Calvary and many others. There was also a very well organized medical team from various hospitals of the Ghana Health Service, and some NGOs which includes the Salvation Army medical team, the Anglican Provincial Health Service and the Ghana Medical Association. The health team offered a free medical advice and HIV test to participants who visited the health booths. The team worked under the leadership Dr. Jenny Collie of the Anglican Provincial Health Service.

See you at the next year's edition of youth rally when by then it had been declared a National Christian Youth Rally Day for Christian youth to celebrate Jesus.
Don't be a drop out!!

To God be the glory, great things He has done. Amen!

Divine protection is found in Christ and in His blood. It is not in your ministry. Your ministry cannot protect you from Satan. It is the blood and nothing else. Your ministry needs the blood of Christ or it will fall apart. We ought to plead the blood over our household daily. No one is immune from Satan and all his wicked schemes. The blood of Christ clears out all the evil spirits. - Rev. Dr. John Owusu-Afriyie



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