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Last Week some 170 European Christian leaders from over 22 nations arrived in Malta for the RELaY Leadership Conference which was held at the Seashells Resort at Suncrest, Qawra. And what a great experience it was! RELaY, which stands for Reconciliation, Evangelization, Lay Leadership and Youth, is a European Network of Leaders, and has been organizing such gatherings in different countries all over Europe with the aim of equipping leaders with...
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Over 400 youth applied for this year’s SEVEN Course and about 215 of them attended the SEVEN weekend called ‘The Best is Yet to Come.’ The Course started with a pre-party event on Tuesday 15th October and then held every Tuesday until the 26th November. The talks were based on a 7 'question and answer' format every time, covering topics like the character of God, the meaning of the Good...
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Despite the turmoil that hovered over the Middle East a few weeks ago, a group of 32 young people from Youth Fellowship made the journey to the Land of the Bible in what was an amazing experience from beginning to end. Although I've led numerous pilgrimages to Israel, each time it is a new, unique and refreshing experience.  As we traveled in the footsteps of Jesus through Galilee and Jerusalem, for...
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About 800 youth attended this year's Youth Fellowship Ezercizzi called 'Credo, What You Believe Really Matters'. The dynamic talks delivered by Fr Martin Cilia were very well received. Besides the sermons a number of young people from Youth Fellowship shared their testimonies, giving witness on the difference their faith in Jesus has made in their lives. The prayer times were animated alternately by one of the three bands that serve...
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"Seven, one step closer to heaven" is one of the numerous Facebook comments posted by a young man who has just completed the SEVEN course and Weekend. Now in its second consecutive year with over 250 people in attendance, SEVEN has once again been instrumental in helping many youths 'make sense of it all'. However a good marriage preparation course does not make a marriage work in and of itself. In...
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After being told by many friends that a pilgrimage to Israel would revolutionize the way with which one would see and experience the Bible, I made up my mind to go.  However to be honest, I changed my mind quite a few times between going this time and leaving it for the next time round - but by God’s grace and providence I eventually went for it.  And believe me,...
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The Ezercizzi  'Losing My Religion, Finding My Faith', attended by well over 500 youths, was a great opportunity for us to reflect on the important fact that Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with us. External religious observance without genuine faith is lifeless (read more in this article). Both Fr Martin and Fr Elia took the participants through a week long journey of talks which were very well received....
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On Saturday 10th March Youth Fellowship held a special celebration and Mass on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. The 1 hour and a half program told our story through songs, testimonies and a video timeline. Mass was presided by His Grace Archbishop Mons Paul Cremona and His Grace Bishop Emeritus Joseph Mercieca. The event was very well attended and was a truly blessed and enjoyable evening which gave glory to...
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Between 2-4th March over 200 youth attended the yearly annual retreat organised by Youth Fellowship. Once again the weekend was held under a tent in the grounds of Mellieha Bay Hotel. The praise and worship music animated by SALT helped all the particpants enter the presence of God and rediscover His personal love for them and His freeing truth. The talks entitled 'You are the Reason, Encountering the God who Sees',...
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The Community's Living Water Missionary Team led by Manuel Chetcuti have just arrived back in Malta after 5 weeks of missionary work in Ethiopia. The team members were overwhelmed by the spiritual thirst they encountered in the hundreds of people of Arramo who flocked to their meetings. Besides sharing the Word of God, the volunteers also helped out in many practical ways and oversaw the progress of some of the...