GYC2011 - FAISDAC Youth Reflection Video

Youth from the Filipino-American International Seventh-day Adventist Church reflect on their experiences at the 2011 Generation of Youth for Christ Conference (GYC) held in Houston, Texas.

It was surely a blessing for me to be a part of the 2011 Generation of Youth for Christ Conference in Houston, Texas! Just the thought of waking up every morning at 5AM for personal devotionals with my church youth group, to 3 hour lectures on various topics concerning the Holy Spirit, to meeting and mingling with many young people in Christ, then on to the outreach door-to-door evangelism in Houston, and then ending the year with heartfelt prayers, praises, and supplications to God, the whole 4-day event was spent in study of God's Word. I came out from the conference knowing that there is a mission that needs to be completed prior to Christ's second coming, and knowing that it is the youth of this generation that will execute that endeavor.

So... what is GYC aka Generation of Youth for Christ?
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The theme this year (2011) is Fill Me: Our Earnest Plea.  It is an individual prayer for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  Yet as God's people, our individual prayers rise to heaven as a single plea - Our Earnest Plea.  We need the promised gift of the Holy Spirit.  Without His indispensable infilling, we cannot faithfully stand for Jesus "though the heavens fall" (Ed, 57)  Without His loving guidance and power, the mission of this generation, and of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, will not be accomplished.

IDENTITY - A youth-initiated and-led movement of Seventh-day Adventists from diverse backgrounds, united in a common commitment to serious Bible study, intense prayer, uncompromising lifestyle, and boldness in sharing Christ with others.

HISTORY - In 2002 a small group of college students began a movement - the result of a hungering for the Word of God, deeper relationship with Christ and an active life in His service.

VISION - Uphold the distinctive message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; to aspire to excellence in all aspects of their lives -- academic, professional, and spiritual; to embrace the call to radical discipleship, including a life of missionary service; and to be supportive and respectful of denominational leadership while remaining a youth-led movement.

CONFERENCE - A venue to be inspired by speakers who uphold the authority of the Holy Bible and respect the Spirit of Prophecy. A place to receive training from presenters who embrace all our Fundamental Beliefs. An opportunity to network with others from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities and geographic locations. A setting for quality music and a vibrant worship characterized by principle, reverence, and decorum. An occasion to be inspired by other young people sharing testimonies of what God is doing in their lives. And a moment to experience a sense of God's call for your life and a commitment to live daily for Him.

PROJECTS - Massive evangelistic endeavors with thousands of lives changed, inScript -- a new series of Bible studies, online sermon archive, regional youth conferences, mission trips, networking opportunities for young people around the globe, week of prayers and youth camp meetings.