Helping Youth Discuss Spiritual Questions in Botswana
by Em Liddiard, Youth for Christ in Botswana.
This year in Botswana, local volunteers started a new weekly club at a high school called MegaSize. Prior to this year, they were able to begin an outreach at the school utilizing the Youth Alpha film series at school, providing the ability for a limited amount of students to participate in the film studies and discussions, but this year, Alpha Botswana was granted permission to lead the Youth film series with all the students at Moselewapula Jr. Secondary School!
The program helps youth discuss questions such as:
- Who is Jesus?
- Why did Jesus die?
- Why and how should I pray?
- Why and how should I read the Bible?
- What about evil and suffering?
Youth for Christ partners with Youth Alpha by supplying volunteers to facilitate the small group discussions, and Youth Alpha asked Ed Liddiard to be the overall coordinator.
Through Megasize, they had to opportunity to spend time with 235 students twice a week. They spent their time playing games, singing, watching videos that covered a variety of topics, having deep discussions, and spending time in prayer.
The students gave good feedback, and it was evident that many youth grew in their faith.