Youths Unite in the One Love of Christ: KAYD09

2 09 2009

KUCHING – The Kuching Archdiocesan Youth Day (KAYD) 2009 was held on 28 – 30 August at Christian Ecumenical Worship Centre (CEWC), Jalan Stampin. Gathering about 500 youths from both rural and urban parishes and even a few from Kuala Lumpur, this event was organised by the all the different youth groups together with the Kuching Archdiocesan Youth and Vocation Commission (KAYVC).KAYD participants praising the Lord!

Jude evangelizing, Vera rehearsing for opening ceremony

The weekend was themed ‘1 Love’ taken from John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give you, love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

Come Holy Spirit!

The opening mass was celebrated by Archbishop John Ha, together with Fr Simon Poh and Fr Felix Au, Chaplain for KAYVC. A simple opening ceremony followed with each parish and youth group representative reading a Bible verse while the KAYD candles distributed during the launching of The Heart of KAYD in May, were brought up to the stage as a symbol of uniting back after the long months of preparation.

Participants in their workshop group

An invited guest speaker, Jude Antoine, a full time lay missionary under the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) movement in Malaysia was present with his wife, Veronica and their two daughters Lavinia and Alicia. There were sessions and workshops held where participants were grouped into different age groups for sharing and discussion.

Jude Antoine

During the event, each participant and servant was given five red ribbons with a mission to spread God’s love through affirmation phrases or Bible verses written on the ribbons. Those ribbons were then given to five other youth whom they do not know, and for the next seven days they were to pray for them.

Ribbons of love

The weekend was filled with the Holy Spirit during talks, praise and worship sessions and every other fellowship time. A concert-rally was also held on the second night which drew a crowd of over 1000 youths and adults.

Contributed by Claudia Law

Testimonies:

KAYD09 was AWESOME! The praise and worship was excellent, the songs were great, and the sessions were good. I am amazed at the humility of the youths here, so modest and there is no superiority in their service! This is certainly one of the best events and we will bring more people to come for KAYD11!

Ivy Philip, 18, Kuala Lumpur

Sebagai koordinator KAYD09, I boleh katakan KAYD pada kali ini hebat sekali! Tiada perkataan lain yang boleh mengatakan betapa hebatnya Tuhan kita bergerak sepanjang aktiviti ini. Sebenarnya saya amat ‘blur’ apabila dipanggil untuk menjadi koordinator, tetapi dengan Ben Lo membantu di sisi, saya telah mempelajari banyak sekali. KAYD09 ialah pengalaman yang terhebat bagi saya!

Brian Leonusia, 20, St Ann’s Parish, Kota Padawan

It was a blessing to see youths from different parishes and youth groups unify just for this One God. The exchange of experience on how each encounters God in their own lives was powerful witnessing and testimony. I believe only love can unify us, so as to make us in communion with Christ – I now love God more than before.

Nomiday Dajie, 26, Kuching Campus Ministry

Saya telah merasai cinta kasih Tuhan Yesus yang begitu mendalam melalui KAYD ini. Dia telah mengubati segala kesakitan dan luka pada hati saya. KAYD09 merupakan acara yang pertama dan terbaik yang telah saya sertai!!

Henrietta Joanne, 15, St Theresa’s Parish, Serian

It was really AWESOME!!! I believe a lot of people would agree that the music, sessions, workshops, and the hospitality just to name a few, were what made KAYD09 such a success… Yes, but I also have to agree that KAYD09 could not have been such a HUGE success if it weren’t for our HUGE God!!! BOOYAHHHHH!!! When two or three are gathered in His name… God WILL be there…

Emmanuel Foong, 17, St Joseph’s Cathedral Parish, Kuching

One word to sum it all up – AWESOME! I was serving as a facilitator and we had participants coming from all parishes; Serian, Bau, Sri Aman etc. There were so many people that it was absolutely mesmerizing; I don’t know why but seeing buses and buses of people from different places just flowing into the hall almost non-stop. WOW! A little piece of advice for all the Christian youths out there: If there’s any youth conference whatsoever going on, JOIN IT. It’s worth it! The Spirit of God literally came down and touched people. Certainly a breath-taking sight; makes me want to praise Him more!!
Christopher Ngu, 16, Kuching Young Christian Students (KYCS)

KAYD participants preparing for a conference

Holy Communion at KAYD09

Participants from St Ignatius, KL

Hospitality team preparing packed food for distribution

Make-up before KAYD09 concert

Evangelical drama by youth from St Ann

Music ministry leading KAYD Praise & Worship

Participants from campuses enjoying each others' company

KAYD09 puji dan sembah!

Peace be with you

'Lord, let your name be lifted high!'

Jude asks, 'Is Christ the cornerstone of your life?'

KAYD servants praying for the participants

KAYD participants praying for the KAYD servants

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13 responses

2 09 2009
Damien Dellon

photography stuff>>>

wow Nomiday… ur lens look like Fisheye lens… COOL!!!!

2 09 2009
Alexander Lee M.T.

the youths of the archdiocese is filled with the love of God indeed! pray for the fruits of this labour to come to fulfillment.

3 09 2009
Adrian

i like it most. this is my first time joined this great event. i like the music, songs. those are really2 touch my heart. hope i could join the next 2 year kayd again. God’s joy n peace b with us always..

12 09 2009
charles

shalom…ini dah kali kedua saya ikut program ini..program kayd ini sangt bagus kerana kita dapat mendengar firm tuhan & kita juga dapat memuji nama tuhan sewktu kta puji & sembah. Saya harap KAYD11 ramai lagi anak muda yang menyertai program ini.

17 09 2009
TV

yay i got front page…

19 09 2009
Aaron

Shalom…sy rasa bangga mengikuti program ini dan rasa tersentuh dgn segla sesi ceramah yg diadakan.sy berharap KAYD11 akn menjadi lebih gempak dan lebih ramai lg para pemuda akn melayani Tuhan Yesus sahabat terhebat kita. AMEN.

22 09 2009
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22 09 2009
TPBP Tuaran, Sabah

KAYD are the Best !!! GBU !!

22 09 2009
Henrietta Joanne

i like d ribbons of love!

11 10 2009
elvy amanda

wow..i love KAYD09..
and the ribbons..

6 02 2010
Fiona

Shalom..KAYD such an awesome event..i really love it..
Hopefully in nex KAYD the event will be great.l..
God Blez…

10 04 2010
cornelius m.talaid

HALLELUIAH! Praise the Lord! I stumbled on this site and I feel so happy reading
what God has done in your Gathering! His Presence in your midst was really AWESOME! Which is always the case with His presence the King of all kings! Praise the Lord! By the way I am nel talaid a member of CCR here in Cebu,Philippines.

26 08 2010
julian

although it almost a year have past…i still feel tht d kayd jsut past me by, just yesterday…there a lot happened to me after kayd…at 1st i question god why He put me in such situation after kayd…now i understand tht His love tht make me in dis situation n problem now…He want me to really experience wht mean by life in Christ way…being a real Christian to d world…instead of see n judge the problem by other experience n talk, he put me inside the problem so tht i knw how does their feel n face day by day…in disapointed feeling i found tht why he make me in such way because He love me n want me to share a bit wht He has face b4…KAYD is the start n place tht i have rebuild n repair my foundation on Christ as my rock…thanks KAYD…please make it next year…i wiling to serve in wht ever field tht te lord lead me…”GET YOUR HAND DIRTY CHILDREN, FOR GOD GLORY”

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