Canadian delegates sought for GYS 2021

Applications for young adult representatives to the Global Youth Summit (GYS), to be held from July 2 to 5, 2021, in Salatiga, Indonesia, are being sought by Mennonite Church Canada’s Joint Council. The theme of GYS 2021 is “Life in the Spirit: Learn, serve, worship.” MC Canada is looking for one young adult from each of the five regional churches—one of whom will be the official delegate—to represent the nationwide church at GYS 2021, and also to attend the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) assembly a few days later. The five representatives will all work together on a GYS 2021 project that will be assigned prior to the Summit. They will also travel and attend the MWC assembly together and will write a report to MC Canada and their regional churches after their travels. MC Canada asks that the person chosen as delegate commit to a three-year term as representative to the network of Young Anabaptists (YABs) after GYS 2021. As representatives of the five regional churches, the costs of the application to GYS 2021, the MWC assembly, and vaccination and travel costs will be covered through MC Canada, up to $5,000 per person. The age requirement is 18 to 30 as of July 2, 2021. Applicants must have a valid passport at the time of travel and be members of an affiliated congregation of MC Canada. For more information and to apply, visit home.mennonitechurch.ca/GYS2021. For a helpful video from Larissa Schwartz, the North American YABs representative, visit bit.ly/gys-2021-invitation. Applicants can email Joint Council member Andrea de Avila (andreadeavila@mymts.net) or their regional communicator with any questions.

—Mennonite Church Canada

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