Khunti, Jharkhand 30 March 2014 :: YMCA [ Young Men’s Christian Association ] and YWCA [ Young Women’s Christian Association ] jointly organised the Lenten Retreat on 30th March’2014 (Sunday). This year’s Theme was “Human Temptation of Christ ?”.
The Lenten Retreat was held at Asha Kiran ( Home for Girls ),near TTC Fudi on Ranchi–Khunti Highway No. 75. The Retreat started with Welcome address by Mr. Hemant Agarwal, Senior Secretary of YMCA Ranchi. Praise and Worship started at 10.30 a.m., Rev. T.S. Cyril Hans led the gathering during the worship session and conducted the Retreat. The Key-Note Address on the theme “Human Temptation of Christ?” was delivered by Rev. James Panavila, Former Secretary, DBSS, Diocese of Chotanagpur, CNI.
Eighty members of YMCA and YWCA participated in this Retreat. The Scripture Lesson from Mathew 4:1-11 (Ref. Mark 1:12-13, Luke 3:21-22) was recited by Ms. Nikita Samuels in English and Ms. Julian Kandulna in Hindi respectively. The young group of Uni-Y members led the gathering in Songs of praises. Few members shared their Testimonies with the participants. Amar Biruli [ Former Vice President of Jindal Steel & Power ], Mrs. Dipti Mondal, wife of a YMCA Secretary, Arvind K. Singh [ Vice President of IGNOU ], Dr. Victor M. Zedek [ Former President of Ranchi YMCA ], Dr. Rajni P. Sinku [ Vice President of Ranchi YMCA ], Mrs. Rohini Das, Senior Teacher in Bishop Westcott Girls’ School, Ms. Julian Kandulna, Uni-Y Member were among the few who shared their testimonies. Emmanuel Sanga [ General Secretary of Ranchi YMCA ] put up few questions in front of the gathering to meditate upon.
Mrs. Roxana Xess, President of Ranchi YWCA proposed the Vote of Thanks.
Information was given by :: Hemant Agarwal [ Sr. Secretary, YMCA, Ranchi ]