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International Youth Fellowship Holds ‘Mind Changing’ Confab

The International Youth Fellowship (Iyf) has concluded its National Youth Conference with hundreds of young Liberians benefiting from the program.
The three-day event which started on April 14, 2022 with the official opening ceremony welcoming the special guest, Rev. Yong-Soub Joung and other International delegates, many of whom were Koreans that interacted with the participants at the auditorium of the University of Liberia on Capitol Hill in Monrovia.
The Conference on the theme “Clean Mind, Clean City” was aimed at bringing together young Liberians to refine their minds on issues of leadership, networking, communication as well as mind on education which remains a top priority for Iyf in Liberia.
Speaking to newsmen during the opening section of the conference, Iyf Liberia’s Country Director, Madam Victoria Wollie said the program was one of the International Youth Fellowship many initiatives to mold the minds of young people and help them become useful to the society.
According to Madam Wollie, as the youths remain the backbone of every society, there is a need to have them attached to each other in oneness, love and salvation among others.
She narrated that the Iyf is a Christian youth organization in over 90 countries around the globe that became connected to Liberia in 2010 and had since been engaged in Community Youths and Students at both University and high school levels with programs to have created “a changed mind, and a changed life for a changed world.”
She added that this year’s Clean Mind, Clean City Conference saw it necessary to educate young Liberians on the power of the mind, the decision they make and the way they should use and structure their thoughts to have impact on their lives.
Serving as special guest, Rev. Yong-Soub Joung of Korea expressed gladness being in Liberia to talk to the young people about the importance of having a positive mindset in everything they do.
According to the clergyman, there is no need for anyone in life to have a limited mind concerning the future destination he or she hopes to reach, but faith and courage should be used as the pillar.
Rev. Yong-Soub Joung encouraged the participants to keep focused and integrate to make the country a better place than what it will be like when the citizens are divided and refuse to support each other.
At the end of the conference, the participants lauded the International Youth Fellowship for what many of them termed as a “golden opportunity” to be in the retreat.
Tamba Fallah and Lydia Zaizay who spoke with the media said the opportunity to see people gathered together especially to go through biblical principles are scarce, and so the International Youth Fellowship will be a great organization in the future if said events continue.
Lydia stated that the program gave her, knowledge and opened her mind to making decisions the best way adding; “I also learned how to connect with others for a better result.”
Tamba who defined recreation as something far more than only playing, intimated that it was a an amazing experience full with fun as the lectures and workshop sessions built their capacities in many aspects.
The conference ran from April 14 to 17, 2022 highlighting mind education lectures on health, career and business.

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