شبيبة موطن يسوع
The General Secretariat of Christian Youth - Palestine The Youth of Jesus’ Homeland – Palestine (YJHP) History: Patriarch Emeritus Michel Sabbah brought his experience of working with Middle Eastern and international youth ministries to the Holy Land in 1964, through working in parishes. YJHP is a volunteer based mission that works under the umbrella of the Assembly of the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land and under the administration of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. It serves about 3500 Christian children and youth (ages range, more or less, between 7-35 years old), who belong to more than 18 parishes, as well as different catholic schools and churches in eight Palestinian governorates. Its motto is “I have come so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10), and works on the premise of helping youth discover that faith in Jesus allows a person to live life to its fullest while living a solid Catholic moral life inspired by the word of God. Mission: YJHP is an umbrella that unites and gathers all Christian children, youth groups and young adults of all parishes in Palestine. It nourishes the Christian faith and values of our youth and children to become an influential factor in their community. Thus, YJHP is the bridge that encourages youth to actively integrate within the community on various levels; economic, political and social that serve the Palestinian society. Vision: Our Christian children and youth, the future parents and leaders, will grow in their faith to live the way Jesus wants. With all the impacts of the harsh environment Christian youth are currently living through, the change will be possible if they apply the taught values and beliefs within society.