Thank you for praying for the Karnataka Servant Leaders Gathering and the KJYT reconstitution. We had close to 95 leaders from various zones of Karnataka who gathered in Rishivana, Mangalore.
The resources who helped us during the gathering are Baby Chayan, Dony Peter, Antony A.J (Coordinator, JYNT), Fr.Francis (Holy Trinity,Bhadravathi), Fr.Joy (Jeppu Seminary, Mangalore), John Joseph (JYNT), Dr.Nishan, Shoy Thomas (JYNT) and Sr.Sophia (DSHJ, Mangalore). The presence of several senior leaders and elders was a blessing to all those who gathered in the place.
We had presentations from the regional ministry teams and sharings by previous Coordinators and KJYT members which gave a dream as well as vision of Karnataka.
We had the reconstitution of the Karnataka Jesus Youth Team during the gathering. The new team was anointed by Fr.Joy and Fr.Francis. The new team members are as follows.
- Jomichan George, Bangalore (Coordinator)
- Anil D'souza, Mangalore (Asst. Coordinator)
- Golvin Peter, Mangalore
- Preena Jose, Belthangady
- Anto Machery, Bangalore
- Brayn Dias, Udupi
- Ronald Menezes, Coorg
- Mary , Dharwad
- Pavithra , Mysore
- Saiju, Belgaum
- Sunny Gudinho (Ex-officio)
- Sibi and Mercy, Belthangady (Family Representative)
On behalf of the outgoing team I thank the JYNT (Antony AJ, Immanuel, Jose Sebastian and all the other members) for the continuous support that we received especially during tough times. I thank all the zonal coordinators in Karnataka for the cooperation, love and for the effort they invested. I also wish to thank all the regional ministry coordinators of Karnataka. They were always an inspiration for the KJYT members. I also thank the other regional coordinators of India for being a source of inspiration especially through e-mails and meetings.
I thank God for all the blessings and for the great learning experience we had during the last 2 years. I wish to remember all the former KJYT coordinators, team members, the Church authorities in Karnataka who have given us very valuable inputs and have prayed for us during the last 2 years.
A special thanks to Tijo who was with me in all difficulties as well as joyfulness. I thank Fr Joban, Sr Simi, Sanjai Joseph, Joby and Remya for being a backbone in the team as Ex officios.
I humbly request your prayers for the new team and for the mission in Karnataka.
Baptist Sunny Gudinho
1 Jul 2013