Category: Young People

As United Methodist, I am looking forward to the Global Young People’s Convocation (GYPC), which will be held on July 18-22, 2018 at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

This is the largest, most extensive gathering of United Methodist youth and young adult leaders from all over the world. We are expecting between 300-400 delegates. Here’s the purpose of the GYPC from the Young People’s Ministries website.

Celebrating the mission and vitality of young people in the United Methodist Church
Raising the joys and concerns of young people from the global community
Developing young people as leaders for effective ministry in local churches and communities of faith
Highlighting emerging trends in youth and young adult ministry
Providing a common forum that embraces the global reality of the church.

#80Days80K Fundraising Campaign

To ensure that all the regions of the church are represented, we are raising funds for GYPC scholarships. I am participating in the #80Days80K fundraising campaign. The goal is to raise $80,000 within 80 days! I know it’s challenging, but with the support of United Methodists around the world, we can do this.

Here’s what I am doing to help support this campaign:

I will ride my bike for 800 kilometers. I am hoping to raise $1,600 (PhP 80,000). This means that each kilometer is worth $2 or PhP 100 (Philippine Pesos).

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A few years back, my boss Mike Ratliff started going on bike rides on his birthday to raise funds for different purposes. Instead of giving him gifts, he asked his friends to help him raise money for several projects. The other year, it was to help raise funds for international participants who will attend the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly, a once-in-every-4-years event…

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