The Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam is the youth wing of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church. Founded in 1933 at the Maramon Convention, it has spread its wings to all the continents, bringing youths of the Mar Thoma church under one umbrella.

The Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam was organized with a view that all the young people in the Church should accept Jesus Christ as their saviour and Lord, and bear witness to His saving power. For more details from the Mar Thoma website, visit https://marthoma.in/organisations/mar-thoma-yuvajana-sakhyam.

Branches of the Yuvajana Sakhyam were set up in parishes with the fourfold objective of -

• Worship
• Study
• Witness
• Service

The aim for Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam is to equip the youth to accept Jesus Christ as Lord, God and Saviour. Worship, study, witness and service are the programs of the Yuvajana Sakhyam. We the Auckland, St. Thomas Mar Thoma Yuvajana Sakhyam have used this as a framework to come together and work as one.

The youths meet two times a month, second Fridays and fourth Thursdays of every month. Extra meetings are organized if needed. Each meeting is held at different members' houses and can range from different activities such as Bible studies, which promote spiritual nourishment, or games and singing sessions which help team bonding and camaraderie.

The aim for our organisation at the moment is "Unity In Christ", which was inspired by 1 John 4:12 - "No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."

Yuvajana Sakhyam Secretary
Rohan Titus