Activities Of St. Anthony's Orthodox Parish, Hyderabad ,Sindh

Youth summer camp

St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Mission Pakistan is committed to provide spiritual nourishment to its faithful and preach true Christian Faith that has been handed down through apostles and father of the Church. Reading the signs of time and need of our Christian youth in the parish in Hyderabad, Sindh we have seek to provide educational, social, environmental and other current issues' awareness and assistance to our Christian communities with special focus on Christian youth. St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Mission Pakistan's sister organization “ Humanitarian, Educational, Anti-Violence & Environmental Nurturing (HEAVEN) www.heavensworks.org is a nonprofit, non religious, non political and non government social development organization to support marginalized, poor and needy communities without any discrimination based on sex, gender, religious or ethnic background. HEAVEN aims to endorse culture of peace in communities and strives to see co-existence of people of different religious backgrounds and ethnicity, with special concentration to youth through anti-violence education and activities. HEAVEN has organized a two months Christian Youth Summer Camp for St. Anthony Orthodox Parish young boys and girls. The opening ceremony was held today 09.07. 2013 Tuesday, 65 participants including Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant youth members are participating in this camp.

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Main Objectives of Youth Summer Camp:

  • To provide understanding of English Language (reading, writing, listening and speaking) skill to 65 students from St. Anthony parish Hyderabad.
  • To preach Orthodox Christian faith to non Orthodox and make our presence meaningful in the Christian community in the parish.
  • To provide learning atmosphere to students and make them able to use their summer holidays effectively.
  • To provide opportunity to Christian students to be ready to face challenges in Pakistani society and be useful members of their family and society.
  • To provide awareness sessions on global warming, personality development, career guidance, comics and other disciplines of life.
  • To create environment friendly and effective learning atmosphere among youth.
  • To help youth to be self reliant, self sufficient and prosperous in practical life.

Course Component:

  • English Language Course, Learning four skills (Speaking, Reading, Writing and Listening)
  • Behavior change and Attitude Development
  • Preaching Orthodox faith
  • Personality Development
  • Weekly awareness seminars on current issues, such as global warming and environmental awareness.
  • COMICS training
  • To help youth to be self reliant, self sufficient and prosperous in practical life.

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Impacts:

  • 65 young Christian boys and girls will be able to communicate in better English and they will develop their English language skills in speaking, reading, writing and listening.
  • Non Orthodox youth will learn about Orthodoxy and will become our amassidors to preach orthodoxy to their parents and family members and this how we can be able to enter to the homes of youth.
  • They will learn behavioral change techniques.
  • Behavior and attitude will have been changed at the completion of youth summer camp
  • They will be in a better position to get job in any reputed institution at the end of the camp.
  • Christian youth will be ready to face challenges in any circumstance.
  • They will become useful members of Pakistani Society and witness Jesus Christ.
  • Parents will feel proud on the development of their offspring.
  • 65 Young Christian boys and girls will be ready to guide other youth in Issa Nagri and Christian population in Hyderabad district

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A "comic" is a series of pictures used to tell a story. Sometimes, they may be paired with words, to create dialog or explain something. Kindly find below a pictorial view of youth summer camp in St. Anthony Orthodox Parish which is organized to teach and preach Orthodoxy by using different means of communication and I find is best way to reach out to the communities and convince them to follow true Orthodox faith by example. I would like to make recommendation to carry on this work in all my parish and seek to find help and support to educate my parish community and other Christian and non Christian communities, children, youth and families to bring them to Jesus.

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Report by:

Rev. Anthony Shamaoon