Jesus Youth Kuwait
The Jesus Youth movement took root in Kuwait when some Jesus Youth from India arrived here in the 1990’s. Everyone knew that the Lord had brought them to this strange land with some specific purpose. Even though the climate, culture, rules and regulation sometimes limited the activities, it did not however affect the Jesus Youth life style and zeal for Christ. In the early stages, many a times it was even hard to form cell groups. JYs had to face a lot of obstacles, but the Spirit of the Lord helped them tackle every situation, and He guided and strengthened them through regular prayer and intercession.
JY Kuwait got an official approval from Local Church Hierarchy during the year 2006. In 2006, JY Kuwait conducted its first national level convention with more than 950 participants in Holy Family Cathedral and followed by regular gatherings in Parishes. Such mega gatherings and follow ups became a regular event going forward. The Youth had great zeal towards mission in Labour camps and Nursing Hostel; and were able to reach out to many camps and hostels.
With the motto: Bring Camps/Hostels People to the church, Bring Church to the camps/Hostels. Jesus Youth was bridging the gap between the Church and Camps. In the year 2007 Bishop Camillo Ballin officially announced Jesus Youth as representative of the church to reach out to the Labor Camps and Nursing Hostels.
Jesus Youth gradually started spreading wings by reaching out to various other streams such as Teens, Families, Medical Staff, kids. Also breaking the language barrier and reaching out to other language speaking communities.
In the last two decades various formation and training programmes were organized for various age group and people from different walks of life, aiming at their Holistic Development, such as LSS (Life in the Spirit Seminar), DFP (Discipleship Formation Programme), Ministry based trainings, Retreats, Exposure programmes etc.
The movement also has a strong presence in all the parishes of Kuwait and actively involved in various activities at parish level. Jesus Youth Kuwait actively supports and contributes towards the OCS (OUTREACH CHILD SUPPORT) initiative by the Jesus Youth International aimed at giving basic education to under privileged children.
As A Missionary movement at the service of the Church - Jesus Youth Kuwait in all its expression contributes towards missionary activities of the Church at Local and International (African Mission) level.