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Melanesian Messenger Online distributed by the
Church of the Province of Melanesia
October 7, 2008

[Melanesian Messenger - Melanesia] 
Work and life of the Melanesian Brotherhood of the Church of Melanesia should be a model for young people in the Diocese of Vanuatu.

Diocesan Youth Coordinator Fr. Benjamin Tosiro said this at the gathering of more than 200 young people attending the 2nd Diocesan Youth Convention held at Nambangahake village on West Ambae this week.

Fr. Tosiro said young people play an important role in the mission of the Church today.
“Mission he said is not only sending but bringing many more people back to God.

“Your mission now is to participate in Gods Project of mending the brokenness of Creation and healing the rift and fragmentation within human society,” he said.

Fr. Tosiro said mission is the young people themselves who must lead and live by the gospel in their very own lives. What they do is only a testimony of that mission.

“If young people can live that mission, they must follow the living example of the Melanesian Brotherhood.”

This he said is the life of self-discipline, self-reliance, leadership training and responsible attitude.

Young people must stand for justice, peace, love, truth, loyalty and obedience and reconciliation, cooperation and be agents of decent, moral and transparent society,” he said.

The weeklong youth programme run in parallel with the Diocesan Synod started last Sunday with the theme ‘Empowering youth for participation and effective ministry’.
The convention involves talks on health and social issues, land matters as well as cultural and sports activities.

Young people from all four regions of the Diocese attended the triennial convention that concludes on Fiday this week.