Hey Toronto! Get ready because the CYN's are not ashamed of the Gospel! Glory to our living God for the privilege to say we have officially launched the CYN Toronto Powerhouse Service in the newly acquired JIL Toronto Cornerstone/International Centre. Truly God is and has been faithful in fulfilling His promises to the JIL church by the acquisition of our new church, and nonetheless by igniting or perhaps even re-igniting a new-found passion within the hearts of His young people to serve within the JIL ministry.
They say that behind every great achievement ever known, there is an even greater story behind how it was achieved. I guess it’s safe to say that this Powerhouse Service is one out of the many great achievements CYN Toronto has ever accomplished and praise Jesus for that! However prior to this great achievement, a chain of events were able to hold all of these plans together to assure our preparedness leading up to where we are today. This entailed CYN's from all over Toronto holding CYN gatherings weekly in the last six to seven years. These said gatherings were held at Glencairn church (or what CYN's called “Toronto Central”), Scarborough church, and Keele church (or “Toronto West”).
In January of this year, the leadership decided to establish one service for all of the CYN in the City of Toronto under the leadership of Ptr. Allan Pua, four main CYN Area Leaders, as well as with the core Youth Management Team. Since April 20 of this year, we have been holding “CYN Powerhouse Saturday” Services at the JIL Toronto Cornerstone/International Center.
Through the life of Pastor Jovi Villanueva-Binalla, the CYN were able to hear a message entitled, “Something About That Name” which was essentially a continuation of the CYN Camp theme, “The Legacy of the Gospel”. From her anointed preaching, the CYN learned that an identity, a character, a destiny, authority are four things that can be found in a name; and not just any name but the name of Jesus. If it wasn’t for the propitiation of our sins through the name of Jesus, Christ’s loving character, the predestined plan to save the sins of all man, and His sovereign authority over our lives, the CYN, the JIL Ministry, and even the current standing of Christianity and all of humanity would not be where it is today. Since we have heard and experienced the power of Jesus in our lives, we cannot help but have this passion to serve and fulfill the great commission in which Jesus commanded us to “...make disciples of all the nations...” (Matthew 28:19) which is integral to OUR name which is the Christian Youth for the NATIONS! As we find our identity in Christ Jesus who is shaping our character through our service, we know and believe that God’s predestined plan for the CYN is being carried out as we proclaim the authority of Jesus Christ over our own lives throughout the nations hence OUR God given name, the Christian Youth for the Nations! Thank You God for the privilege to serve in a church that is born from your heart!
Because of Christ’s life-changing gospel spoken through the lives of our Spiritual leaders, God has even put in our hearts visions to plant more soul-winning Powerhouse services in The City of Toronto such as in North York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, or even throughout the Greater Toronto Area, possibly in Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and beyond! I know and believe that God is equipping His servants as they continue to love God and boldly share the Gospel.
Conclusively, we are the Christian Youth for the Nations Toronto, the youth ministry of the Jesus is Lord Church Worldwide. Our mission during our temporary time here on earth is to inspire the youth to live for Jesus Christ and to offer the prime years of their lives in service to God and country. Our vision is to be a dynamic youth movement transforming the lives of young people worldwide through the Full-Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ for righteous and excellent leadership in the church and nations. Though we may struggle in our youth, we are humbly and carefully reminded in 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” Get ready church and nations because we are the Christian Youth for the Nations and we are not ashamed of the Gospel! I am excited to see what more God has in store for this generation of young people. God bless the Christian Youth for the Nations all over the as we continue to devote our lives to Jesus because we know that Jesus is passionate about our generation.
Jesus Is Lord Church is a Philippine-based, Christ-centred Full-Gospel Christian Church that is doing ministry work since 1978. It is currently present in 55 countries around the world. In 1987 Jesus Is Lord Church started its ministry work in Canada and found a home in 8 of its provinces today - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.