NDCYPU Celebrates at "Back to School Jubilee"
This Labor Day weekend marked not only the start of a new school year, but the "Back to School Jubilee" hosted
by the Northeastern District Council Young People's Union (NDCYPU) of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc.! The Jubilee,
held at Christ Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Worcester, MA., started with a bang as songs of praises were sung and the
presence of the Lord was invoked. The highlight of the Thursday evening service was the message, spoken by
Pastor Sharon Dean of New Jersey. First lady and dynamic minister, Pastor Dean shared with us the message, "Chosen to
Worship" in which she highlighted the importance of being a part of God's elect, and the privilege it is to be a "chosen
vessel", as was the theme of the Jubilee.
Friday night's service was no less a blessing! Pastor Dean ministered a message based upon the story of Hannah. She
stressed the importance of parents' prayers over their children, and how these prayers are vital to their children's destiny,
as was Hannah's prayer for her son, Samuel.
Evangelist Dean is also a powerful minister of song, writing and singing all of the songs on her latest project,
"Soul Cries." (Find more information under the Music link.) As a result of God's hand on Pastor Dean, those who attended
the Jubilee conference were certainly blessed!
The conference continued on Saturday afternoon with two explosive seminars. The first was a prayer clinic lead by Evangelist
Felicia Burke of Waterbury, CT. She explained the vitality of prayer in the lives of youth, and its imperativeness to Spiritual
success. Evangelist Burke also encouraged the young people to maintain a written prayer list as it is a great tool to
help youth remain focused during their communication with God.
The speaker for the second seminar was a former admissions recruiter at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He
expounded upon the importance of good academic performance and involvement in high school in order to have a successful college
The congregation remained captivated at the collegiate seminar by the four-person panel of Christian youth, composed
of both current college students and one graduate. Each member of the panel shared their testimonies as to how God has
helped them through college, and what choices they have had to make in order to have a spirtually successful college
A heartfelt thank you goes to the NDCYPU, their president, Bro. Thomas White, and their wonderful
staff for implementing such a wonderful conference. As a result, more young people are prepared to return to school,
ready and willing to be witnesses for the Lord!