The united youth of East London are hosting a Mighty Youth Conference (MYC) in the city for the second year running, from July 6 to 10, says Nathan van der Mewe, a co-founder and organiser of the event.
MYC will happen at The Cove, Nahoon Dam Road, and will feature dynamic guest speakers from all over South Africa. The speakers are Johnny Louw (Cape Town), Norton Oosthuis (Durban), Chad Hubbard (East London), Aislinn Haw (East London), Julius Kirsten (Lesotho/Port Elizabeth), Ryan Rudolph (from the UK but has moved down to East London), Ross du Preez (East London) Candi Kieser (Cape Town) and Nathan van fer Merwe (East London)
The theme for this year’s event is UNITY.
“We want the kids to go home feeling wanted, needed, beautiful, not alone and loved,” says Van der Merwe, who is youth leader at Seaside Family Church, Gonubie.
He says there will be food vendors at the MYC and a place where youth can cook their own food.
Activities will feature craft classes, Border Aviation from the East London Airport, the YWAM SA team, an obstacle course, krumping dance, skits, hiking trail, sporting activities, games, and to top the week off (as happened last year) there will be a huge dance and celebration on the last night (Thursday night) which will include, dance routines, and the famous bonfire.
There will be fully equipped separate ablutions for boys and girls — with hot and cold running water, toilets and basins.