‘Go Children and Youth’
Salvation Army set to mobilize young people worldwide March 24-26.
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The Salvation Army invites children and young people from around the world to participate in the “Mobilize: Go Children and Youth” weekend March 24-26.
Coinciding with The Salvation Army’s annual International Day of Prayer for Children on March 26, the weekend is intended to recognize and develop the role of youth in fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission.
General André Cox, who will be in Reykjavík, Iceland, for the weekend, hopes that Salvation Army corps, youth groups and children’s clubs will get involved, and that young people-led mission activities will be widely supported.
“This is an excellent opportunity to share the gospel and serve our communities in new and exciting ways,” he said. “I have often shared my dream, before taking up my role as General, which emphasizes the importance of ‘an Army that values its youth where our young people feel that they have a voice.’ Friends, this is the day. This is the hour. Our young people are already mobilizing in a mighty way for God!”
He emphasized Paul’s challenge to Timothy: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Tim. 4:12).
“The important thing is, as General William Booth said, to ‘do something,” said Ester Ellen Nelson, Project Manager for The Whole World Mobilizing. “It doesn’t matter what kind of resources are available locally. Children and young people have a natural ability to make friends with their peers in a far less self-conscious way than many adults. When you’re ‘doing,’ you are mobilizing!”
A virtual prayer meeting will take place March 24, and a live, interactive blog will act as the hub of the action around the world throughout the weekend. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #GoMoCY across social media, while adhering to all Salvation Army child protection policies.