The Accra Diocese Youth Ministries Division of the Methodist Church has held its 11th biennial youth and students' assembly in Accra to review its activities for the period.
Themed “Witnessing to our Faith as Youth in Christ”, the assembly also provided the youth the opportunity to come together to learn more about their faith in Christ, share experiences, and expose themselves to the grace and power of God.
Speaking at the opening of the assembly last Friday, the assistant headmaster of Wesley Grammar School, Rev.Ishmael K. Quartey, called on the youth to use the opportunity to equip themselves with good values and vision that would help them build a strong foundation in life for the future.
He indicated that the period of youth is associated with many characteristics, problems and challenges in all aspects of life, stressing “it is a period of great physical strength and mental alertness.”
He said that it is also a period of “hero worship” when some youth think and believe that certain people they consider important should be obeyed without question, noting that because of the situation many revolutionaries in the history of the world have exploited the youth to their advantage.
However, he said it should be underscored that the period of the youth is the most productive period in one's life which if properly organized, managed and directed, can make one's life meaningful.
Rev.Quartey observed that the youth play crucial roles in all sectors of the economy “in the church, the youth form a significant portion of the church membership some of whom are leaders and serve on various committees of the church,” he said.