Warm Christian Greetings from the Asia Pacific Baptist Youth.
It is a delight and blessing for me to connect with all of you, and be reminded that we are all part of one Body in Christ, as we continue to do the will of God in leading the Asia pacific region under the banner of Asia Pacific Baptist Youth.
The church is growing in the Asia Pacific and along with the church, it is the youths who are in that growth circle. With the potential of such growth in the church, Discipleship is the factor that will help our young people to grow into a stronger community, impact loves and bring change into our communities.
With the desire to strengthen our youths, APBYouths organised a training in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from the 10th -13th May 2018 under the theme “Making Disciples and Multiplying Disciples”.
Altogether 120 delegates from the different regions of Asia Pacific attended the MD2 training. We want to thank you all those who could be a part of it, and pray that you are more equipped to lead and give impact to your ministry with the training. Let us look forward to equipping our leaders focusing on discipleship.
We are also excited to inform you all that the APBYouth Conference which is held every 5 years is scheduled from 21st – 24th May, 2019 in the Philippines. This will be held in the beautiful city of Baguio, at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary. Please check this space for more updates. What a joy it will be to have you during the Youth Conference. Please pray and plan AND ATTEND. May I also request you to pray for the COLA and the Asia Pacific Baptist Youth leaders who are working tirelessly for the success of the Asia Pacific Baptist Youth Conference in Baguio city, Philippine.
As I conclude, we would like to thank all of you for being a part of APBY in your prayers. We continually give thanks to God for the friendship we share as we work together. We are Stronger when we work Together. “Stronger Together”. May we continue to pray that together we will be able to do greater things for our Lord. And as we seek to build a network among Baptists youths around the Asia Pacific region, let us aim to promote fellowship amongst each other, respond to the various needs of young people in our region and help transform lives in Christ across the Asia Pacific.
Keeping up in prayers to see you in person when we meet for the 2019 Youth conference in Baguio City, Philippines. Make sure you visit this side often for the latest updates. Spread the word. I encourage you to do an early registration so that you get the best seat.
Your one and only ‘Pastor Imnatoshi Longkumer’.
Chair, Asia Pacific Baptist Youth