Blog entry by Jeff VanderWal
Pastor COMAR CODJIA Kokou
I really want to thank God for the opportunity given to me to be able to follow the Horizons’ programme. I thank the Lord for the life of the initiators and leaders of this fascinating programme.
After completing the Hirozons’ programme and I can testify loudly and with a clear voice that it is a very rich programme, which opened my eyes on many aspects of the youth group. It's trueI have beed in the youth minitry for years but thanks to the Horizons’ programme, I discovered many mistakes were committed in the past. With the Horizons’ programme, I realised the importance of nurturing the young people in a different way. I discovered that the young people in our churches are completely abandone and left to their own. With this have a Horizons’ training I have found again the great responsibility, being equipped to take care of the youth and building theem up to be who God wants them to be. The youth group represents a vital part of the church and we need to take care of them because with the youth we can win other young people and thus implement God's mission.
This Horizon programme has sparked a fire in me as far as youth ministry is concerned ; I even felt a bit outraged that we were doing almost nothing for this vibrant youth.
I am henceforth superbly filled and well equipped to do more in the youth ministry.
I believe this programme goes beyond the youth leaders. Pastors and church leaders must follow this Horizons’ programme. I therefore make a solemn appeal to all youth leaders and especially to all pastors that this Horizons’ programme is a very vital tool for us if we are to do our ministry efficiently. Pastors, Apostles, youth leaders at all levels, seize this opportunity that Horizons offers for a more effective and productive ministry in the lives of the youth in our churches.