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Preparing for a Life of Service

“To every generation of young believers comes an opportunity to make a contribution

to the fortunes of humanity, unique to their time of life. For the present generation,

the moment has come to reflect, to commit, to steel themselves for a life of service

from which blessing will flow in abundance.”

- The Universal House of Justice

 

In 2013, youth striving to contribute to the well-being of their communities gathered in a series of 114 conferences across the world.  In Malaysia, 2,400 youth participated in four conferences held in Port Dickson, Bidor, Seberang Perai and Kuching.

 

These conferences brought together youth from diverse backgrounds to study, share and plan how they could effectively contribute towards community-building endeavours and engage in meaningful acts of service.  The youth, whose ages range between 15 and 30, met with like-minded peers, many of whom are already offering acts of service in their own neighborhoods across the country. These include efforts to help those younger than themselves to channel their energies for the progress of their communities.

 

Among the themes discussed at each conference were the unique characteristics that distinguish the period of youth, the great responsibility facing young people to contribute to the betterment of society, and the importance of fostering an environment of encouragement. At each of the conferences, the participants’ talents and potential were harnessed as they planned on how best to serve their communities upon their return home.

 

The conferences saw peer education and mentoring at its best with interactive and engaging sessions conducted by youth for their peers.   These conferences served to pave the way for many more youth to join in as builders of communities across Malaysia.

 

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