By Eric Haurupma – EMTV News, Port Moresby
More than 700 youths of the Christian Brethren Church (CBC) of Papua New Guinea has celebrated the church’s 67th National Youth Convention in Port Moresby.
The purpose of the event is to gather and empower youths spiritually and to discourage them from causing trouble.
The event started this morning with over 700 participants from the Christian Brethren Church of Papua New Guinea marching through the streets of Port Moresby celebrating the opening of the convention.
The Police Traffic and Brass Band led the march from Unagi Oval to the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium.
Participants in this week-long convention have come from Hela, Enga, East, Sandaun, Morobe, Western Highlands, Jiwaka and the nation’s capital.
CBC National Youth Vice Chairman, John Poge, said this initiative is part of the church’s ministry to spiritually empower youth.
He says that it is important to gather younger people because if they are ignored they will resort to violence and trouble.
On that note, he is calling on leaders to invest in youth development to bring change to the country.
Event Chairman, Peter Warili, while responding to the current political situation said the aim is to pray for humbleness so that people would have respect and let God’s will lead this nation.
Apart from spiritual education, youth will also be educated on social, political, and law and order issues.