High School Students Give Hope To Abandoned Orphans In India

Friday, July 19, 2013

Tens of thousands of students will be helping to raise money for orphans in India while being challenged to serve God’s kingdom at Christ In Youth’s MOVE events this summer. 

The senior high-specific, weeklong program will introduce students from all over the U.S. to the issue of poverty and abandoned children in the country of India, and will ask them to partner with CIY to help rescue those children. 

Cleveland’s week of MOVE will take place July 22-26 at Lee University.

“CIY has been a catalyst for change in thousands of students who have attended,” said John Luzadder, CIY’s senior director of high school programming. “These types of events create atmospheres where students can get away from the distractions of their everyday lives – away from school and sports and boyfriends or girlfriends, and even their home lives – so that they can more clearly hear God’s Spirit calling them.”

Mr. Luzadder said MOVE will show a series of videos throughout each week that introduces students to a man named Tiharu – a current pastor in India who was rescued from slavery as a young child and trained to become the church planter that he is today. Students will be challenged to help raise enough money to partner with an Indian mission that rescues abandoned children, builds orphanages and plants churches throughout India.

MOVE has been a part of CIY programming since its inception more than 40 years ago. The five-day high school-only event is designed to amplify the call of Christ on students’ lives to become Kingdom Workers. CIY will host 29 different MOVE events over the summer, with more than 25,000 students attending at various locations throughout the country.

Attendees will be led in worship throughout the week by popular Christian artist Aaron Pelsue, while speakers Ben Hardman, Keaton Smith, Jason Raitz and Josh Finklea will challenge the students with dynamic preaching.

CIY’s MOVE will take place at Lee University, 1120 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland. The high school students will stay in university dorms for the week and interact with college students while participating in MOVE activities.


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