S.D.A. church youth reach out to community
Seventh Day Adventist youth in Samoa are using one of their church’s worldwide outreach programs to reach out to the community.
The Global Youth Day – which is an initiative to mobilise S.D.A. youth around the world in a day of service and to be a sermon for others – was originally started on 13 March 2013 by the S.D.A. General Conference Youth Ministries Department.
The worldwide program involves multiple departments of each S.D.A. church showcasing hundreds of projects around the world.
A statement released by the S.D.A. church in Samoa states that the event is marked every year with this year’s 2021 theme being, ‘’Reaching out to those of different cultures, colors as well as communities.”
Some community groups such as the Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G.) have already benefited from the initiative.
‘’We are performing different outreach programs with our communities over the weekend,” the S.D.A. church says in the statement.
‘’These years we’re visiting the S.V.S.G. Campus (of Hope) and those who need assistance, clean uptown areas and villages, giving out care packs, cleaning our district hospitals and many more.”
Apia S.D.A. Church Youth Leader, Fesolai Kolone Maisa says they have done many outreach programs in the past in terms of helping the community.
“As of now, our youth and elders leader has finalised a proper target for what’s next for us, but our program is made for assisting people in terms of their needs and wants’’ she said.
“As of last week we have donated to the S.V.S.G. as it is one of our usual activities as well as Home of the Elderly at Mapuifagalele, hospitals visits by the church women’s committee assisted by some of the young girls of our youth giving out gifts to our community.”
Fesoalai added that they are hoping for more visitations in the future, especially to families in the community who needed their help in terms of food and shelter.
“Our donations come from our church members as they are willing to donate to our community as part of our Global Youth Day.”