The youth of Phoenix presented a well-organized program on December 17, 2017. Continuing with the tradition of earlier years, the youth also collected gift items for the kids in the Sunshine Acres Orphanage. In addition to this, there was also a food drive to help the less fortunate.
The program started with a skit by the youths under the age of 12 years. The skit portrayed the idea of God is One. (Click on the title to see the video)
|Youth saint||Saint on whom the youth spoke about|
|Rev. Pushput ji||Baba Sarjan Singh ji|
|Rev. Prerna ji||Baba Ramchand ji|
|Rev. Jaspreet ji, Arpita ji and Harmeet ji||Baba Harnam Singh ji and his wife Biji|
|Rev. ;Nikhil ji||Rev. Dharam Singh ji (Shauk ji)|
|Rev. Aakrit ji||Rev. Bhagat Ramchand ji|
|Rev. Jasmeen ji||Rev. Amar Singh ji|
|Rev. Kareen ji||Rev. Rishi Vyas ji|
This was followed by a group performance by the over 12 year youth
who sang verse 28 from the "Hardev Vani".
|Like other years, we were very fortunate to have the company of members from the Church of Latter Day Saints. One of their members, Judy Renfro shared her thoughts on the Old and New Testament. She said the savior, Lord Jesus Christ spent his life serving others and asked us to serve. We should help others and when we help others we serve the Lord Himself. She also shared a wonderful story from World War II where for brief moments the spirit of Christmas put an end to the war. On December 24, the weather suddenly turned cloudy. A few German soldiers light some candles knowing fully they could be spotted by the British soldiers. However the British soldiers also lit some candles. When the German soldier sang some Christmas carols in German language, recognizing the tune of the carol, the British soldiers started to sing the same carol in English. The soldiers from opposite side greeted each other and even shared family pictures and gifts. For a brief moment of time there was an undeclared and unofficial truce between the two enemies. Learning from this story, she said that we can learn to coexist in today's world.|
|Following Judy's speech was a Christmas carol by the women of Phoenix. The carol was titled "Do you see what I see".|
|The last performance was by the youth under 12 years preforming on the traditional Christmas carol "We wish you a Merry Christmas".|
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