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Coming up – Odyssey Youth Development Programme!

WelCom July 2018:

Hannah van Schie

The Challenge 2000 Youth Ministry team is running an Odyssey Programme for young people aged 13 and over. The programme is for young people by young people.


It focuses on personal and faith development, and provides a space for young people to learn from each other and discuss issues that face them today. It’s also an opportunity for those who are interested to prepare for and receive sacraments they have previously missed out on.

Challenge 2000 has run the Odyssey Programme for many years. Some participants enjoyed it so much they are back a few years later to lead the programme. Here’s what they have to say:

‘I really liked this programmes approach, the Gospel was made more relevant to young people.’ – Aaron Itinteang

‘I enjoyed it. It was fun and the leaders were awesome and got us engaged. I became more connected with the Church and learnt a lot.’ – Savesi Apolo

Challenge 2000 Youth Ministry team (l-r): Anna Hoskins, Savesi Apolo, Hannah van Schie, Aaron Itintang, Nicole Simson, and Junior Seumanufagai. Photo: Challenge 2000

If you wish to join the youth leaders and are Year 13 and over let us know!

The programme begins at the Marist Challenge Centre, 1 Wanaka Street, 4pm, Sunday 5 August.

For more information and to register interest as a leader or participant contact Anna Hoskins at Challenge 2000, on phone 027 842 1280 or email annahoskins@challenge2000.org.nz or Aaron Itinteang on email aaronitinteang@challenge2000.org.nz