Youth Alive Expand Reach Among Youth in Serbia

Adriatic Union | Trans-European Division (TED)

Young people in Serbia spent the new year feeling ALIVE. From December 29th ,2019 to January 02,2020 dozens of youth teams came to the Zlatibor mountain, in Serbia, and were introduced to the Youth Alive program. They met new friends, shared their experiences and listened to useful presentations about how to be resilient against at-risk behaviors like addictions, as well as how to grow their relationship with God. Aleksandra Novakovic, co-organizer along with Pastor Ivan Novakovic youth director, spoke on topics such as human sexuality, relationships, and pornography addiction. Participants also learned about the hidden messages in music, video games and heard live experiences and personal stories, through creative workshops. In addition, they engaged in fun physical activity such as a skiing school and skating. Five friendship groups were developed as they worked together singing, worshipping, learning, playing, serving and socializing. They welcomed the New Year with incredible fireworks and expressed being grateful for the new friend and adult members they met. As 2020 arrived, they looked forward to expand Youth Alive friendship groups and inviting others in their community to participate.