JY UAE Family Conference

As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15

Jesus Youth UAE has spread its wings once again to bring all the families who are currently into the main stream of the Family Ministry and also the families of leaders serving in different ministries of JY under one roof during the Eid Al Adha holidays, October 14, 15 & 16 for the Jesus Youth Family Conference in St. Francis of Assisi Church, Jebel Ali.  100 families consisting of more than 200 children were also attending the Kids session simultaneously. All the families from far off emirates were warmly welcomed by the hosting emirate Jebel Ali JY Family Ministry to stay with them during the conference.

Kids’ session were divided into four groups starting from the Preschoolers to Teenagers. Kids’ team from different part of the emirate and Youth Stream joined their hands together to look after the children in their respective groups. The Programme team was set up by the JY National Family Team under the leadership of Mr. Saby Varghese whereas the functioning of the Conference was a joined mission by the Youth as well as the Family Teams from different regions headed by the General Co-ordinator, Mr. Bobin Vinayan. One Month Daily Preparation Material helped the participants to get equipped for the event.

The resources for the Conference were Mr. Manoj Sunny, Mrs. Prof. Dr. Beena Manoj, Dr. Sindhu Subadhra (USA) and Mrs. Alice Mathew for the Kids Session.  The Conference started in the morning with the Inaugural Eucharist by Fr. Joji Plamparambil, Asst. Parish Priest of Jebel Ali. The opening session gave an eye opener to the Call, Conviction and Commitment.

Dr.Sindhu, being a part of a full time committed family (Her husband, Mr.Sunil, an Engineer by profession also quit his job to do the mission work) came up with challenging topics which really boosted the participants spiritually and gave a challenge to respond the Call to “throw away the bad things and keep the good things to keep our house in order”. Marriage being a Sacrament and Covenant was projected to recognize the beauty and grandeur of the same by Mrs. Beena Manoj. The First day came to an end by the grace of Adoration. The day also highlighted the importance of having quality time between the couples and also with the family.

Christian Parenting was another challenging topic to bring up the children according to God’s plan and to lead a responsible family life. Breakout sessions for husbands and wives added the beauty of the second day. The ladies’ session was handled by Mrs. Beena Manoj & Dr. Sindhu whereas men were given by Mr. Manoj Sunny. The Second day Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr. Antony P.A., Parish Priest of Al Ain. Adoration helped to review and refresh every ones personal responsibility of being a part of the domestic church. Second day got wound up with a Christian Film presentation.

The third day started with the importance of keeping a family budget through the topic ‘Stewardship and Managing Finance’ by Mr. Manoj SunnyMr. Manoj’s session on ‘The Vision of JY Family Ministry’ clearly depicted the role of a family ministry to move with the church. . Witnessing Missionary families came up for the Panel sharing which showed us that it is not too far from our own surroundings.

 

 

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JY UAE Family Conference
JY UAE Family Conference
JY UAE Family Conference