Youth organize, lead and serve at a youth meeting unlike any other.
Contributed By Nicolette Ng
| CN PHOTO: Tan Hansheng
During the June holidays, members of LEI Zone, a youth zone in City Harvest Church led by Leila Tan, 23, came together for a combined meeting on June 12 at The Riverwalk. The three-hour event included a variety of games and a showcase of talents. This was not just another ordinary youth meeting but one that inspired, empowered and stirred up a new “Joshua Generation”—a generation of youth who endeavor to do great things for their Christian faith.
The meeting kicked off with a few rounds of friendly competitions which sent the exhilarated crowd into screams and cheers for their friends on stage, especially when the search was on for the fittest young man in the zone. Six buff guys were pushed on stage by their “fans,” and they competed in a series of push-ups and sit-ups.
Following the competition, Sheila Jang and Gerald Wong led the crowd in a time of praise and worship. This was accompanied by a dance performance involving some of the members in the zone who were in the dance ministry.
A special segment in the program line-up featured a showcase of all the outreach, or evangelistic events, conducted by the cell groups in the zone throughout the June holidays. The events included Color My World Wild, Lady Gaga And MJ Party, Costume Party and Guitar Hero Challenge. Members of the various cell groups cheered wildly as their events were announced.
Zone members, Natasha Lim, Vevien Ong and Beverly Ng, Secondary Two girls from St. Margaret’s Girls School serenaded the room with a classic number originally performed by the rock group Journey entitled “Don’t Stop Believing,” a song recently made popular by the hit high school musical-comedy, Glee.
When asked what the most exciting aspect of being in the zone was, Verena Schonenberger replied, “It is strong friendships we’ve built among one another.” Schonenberger is 13 years old and is the youngest member of LEI Zone’s worship team.
After the preliminaries had come to an end, Tan shared a short message about how a youth is a treasure in this world, challenging the young crowd to make the most of this season in life.
Jonathan Lau, 19, one of the leaders in the zone, said “This meeting has inspired many of the young minds to dream the impossible.”
This is not the first time that LEI Zone has organized similar, meaningful events for their members. In the month of May, it held a Sports Day at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, which attracted more than 30 friends from various secondary schools and featured cheerleading performances by the zone members.