YAYAM October Newsletter
On September 19th, 2019, CARP University of Bridgeport (UB) and Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) co-hosted an event, “Sing for Peace,” in the UB Student Center with 60 people in attendance. As a university with strong ties to the United Nations and 20 percent of the student body from over 80 different countries, Sing for Peace’s purpose was to promote worldwide harmony and peace with musical expression.
With much anticipation, Youth and Students for Peace (YSP) is finally starting up in Subregion 2! Naria Gaarder, the national president of YSP, came to Atlanta on September 28 for the official launch of YSP in District 5. She was joined by our new subregional YSP coordinator, Sunghoon Park, who shared about a major service project that he’s been involved with for several years, and Alex Cromwell, who led the participants through some eye-opening activities on peace building. The team will reunite for the District 1 launch in Maryland on October 26!
Chicago’s Youth Ministry’s theme this past month was “Feeling a Sense of Belonging to My Family and Community”. Last Sunday, they finished the month off strong with thoughtful testimonies from their own Sunday School teachers. The youth ministry staff shared about what community means to them along with their personal experiences with God, True Parents, and family. They had group discussion about what was shared, followed by fun activities to get to know one another better!
On Saturday September 28th, the Dallas YAYAM community held a Level 2 Blessing workshop! Aunt Peggy Yujiri came from Denver, CO to give us guidance on how to prepare to enter into the matching process. Several matches and blessed couples also shared their testimonies. Participants gained hope and confidence for their future matchings and blessings.
This is Arizona’s monthly Teen’s Night. This month we focused on the third great blessing – have dominion. Time can be considered as representative of all things, much like money. When we don’t have a grasp of time, time runs our life; we’re pulled left and right without ever being prepared for what’s next. Mitsu Fukuzaki gave a talk on the Kanban method, which helps to visualize your workflow. It separates your list from “Ready,” “Doing,” “Done.” The youth were guided to apply it to their own life.
Young Tribe is launching the “Empower Hour” Series, held EVERY Monday at 9 PM EST! This is for all young leaders to engage in the providence and how it connects to our lives and communities. Join YAYAM on Zoom for your weekly boost of inspiration, connection, and empowerment surrounding exciting developments in providence, community, and ministry. Mark your calendars, and see you for our first one on Oct. 7th!