Jesus Global Youth Day Gathered 50,000 Youth in its First-Ever Gathering
by Inside Manila Team, October 21, 2019 8:11am
Art by Dani Elevazo
Around 50,000 youths from 35 nations celebrated the first-ever Jesus Global Youth Day (JGYD) in the Philippines, last August 8 to 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The JGYD is a movement of the youth, for the youth, and by the youth proclaiming their love for Jesus Christ, promising a life committed to Him and leading a generation of change in His name.
JGYD started as a prayer for a global event for Christian youth where young people could unite in the name of Jesus Christ and at the same time, empower and inspire leaders all over the world to reach out and disciple the next generation.
The three-day conference featured internationally sought-after Christian speakers, pastors from leading churches around the world, and renowned Christian artists. Attendees were able to listen to best-youth engagements practices from some of the most successful youth ministries as well as worship with different worship bands from other nations with their unique cultural sounds.
Besides the main festivities in Pasay, 500 simultaneous celebrations across the Philippines have also happened. Local JGYD events were held in Ilocos Norte, La Union, Cebu, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Quezon, Rizal, Laguna, and Benguet. Globally, more than 83,000 host sites and churches held their own JGYD programs, like the churches in Russia and Africa.
Some of the Christian artists who led people in worship with their unique blend of music were Planetshakers from Australia, Bethel Music from the US, the husband and wife worship duo of Austin and Lindsey Adamec, Joe Praize from Nigeria, Sheldon Bangera from India, Miel San Marcos from Guatemala, Ping Loong from Singapore, and CCF Exalt, KKB Worship, and Rommel and Susan Guevara from the Philippines.
It surely won’t be the last youth gathering! It was hinted that the celebration might happen again within the next three years!
For more information, visit https://jesusglobalyouthday.ph or follow Jesus Global Youth Day on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.