Youths in Blantyre on Saturday outlined their commitment to serving God by among other things, helping others and being obedient to parents.
The interdenominational youths, totalling 102 made the commitment before the Word Alive International Ministries, through its Word Alive Christian Education wing that hosted a two-day Youth Skills Camp launched by the general overseer of the church Dr. Zacc Kawalala.
They further pledged to preach the Word of God, encourage others to pray, respect parents and do household chores.
“We want to be youths of good behaviour so as to add value to society. We aim at building self esteem in the discouraged, help each other in choosing good friends, work hard, stop bad behaviour, add value to friends as well as well as associating with all people without discrimination,” declared the youth.
Kawalala said it was time to develop a generation that was responsible to the church and the country as a whole.
“We need youths to be initiated spiritually because we do not want to lose this generation, hence, this skills camp to address peer pressure.
Youths should know God’s plan for their lives. They should have the right perspective in life. May you do well in life and may you also lead Malawi through the skills acquired from this camp,” said Kawalala.
He said the camp had been designed to work with other churches in enabling young people grow responsibly and productive in their churches.