Reach Out to the Unreached

Event Date(s): 
Wed, 2014-01-08

Reach Out to the Unreached

John 15: 16 - "You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit, fruits that will last"

Christians are called to reach out to the world they live in. It could start with yourself to your homes, reaching out to wherever there is afflicted or despaired. Labor camps, hospitals, families, cities and accommodation centers are the main places were Jesus Youth reaches out in UAE.

Outreach is a part of Ministry categories in Jesus Youth where committed youngsters set apart their time to reach out to the needy. The ministry strives to work towards sharing Christ’s love in the modern world, following the Mission example of Jesus who modeled both the Great Commission of proclamation and the Great Commandment of love and service. This balanced, holistic approach to mission points way forward for the work of the Church in the world.

Know Christ and Make Him Known

The basis of sharing the life of Christ with others is life in Christ. We are called to know Christ and to make Him known. The fundamental activity, therefore, of those called to be missionaries is to totally surrender to God, of complete obedience to the Holy Spirit.

Receiving the grace of Lord is the condition for doing the work of an evangelist. "It is not possible," John Paul II states, "to bear witness to Christ without reflecting his image, which is made alive in us by grace and the power of the Spirit." In order to pass on the Gospel to others it must have first imprint in our lives. "An essential characteristic of this missionary spirituality”, the pope tells us, "is intimate communion with Christ”.

Total conversion of oneself through Christ encounter would automatically lead the other person to be a missionary. The members in outreach ministry try to align their personal mission with community mission. Here is where the constants of Jesus Youth - Personal Prayer, Word of God, Sacramental life and Fellowship helps us to work towards the next two pillars which is Evangelization and Service for the Poor, for the love of Christ.

For this each member who needs to reach out must be equipped, although the person has gone through LSS or other missionary formations. It only would help if he is able to apply the gospel in his life so he could be a witness for Jesus.

Outreach Training Programs in UAE

National Outreach Ministry in association with local outreach ministries and service teams conducts Outreach Trainings in all regions. The main objective of the training is to strengthen JY prayer groups and outreach ministry regionally, and thereby help the participants to practically respond to their call as a missionary.

The training for Dubai parish will commence from October 25th onwards and Al Ain on next month. In preparation for the training, the participants were given spiritual study materials to reflect on. During the training, the participants will go through 8 modules in 2 months.

Modules

Modules of the program consists of different topics beginning with Eternal Life, Sanctity, Holy Temple  in ruins, Harvest is plentiful but laborers are few, Kerygma basic and advanced, ministry building, apologetics and anointing by Holy Spirit. Certain modules include reflections on Saints’ lives and adopting a few small practical steps to implement in our lives. Catholic priests and senior Catholic spiritual leaders will lead the sessions.