The philosophy of Global Youth Day – GYD is grounded in one of Jesus’s most well-known parable, namely the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10.
GYD is a Sabbath when Seventh-day Youth around the world are challenged to “Be the Sermon” instead of simply listening to one more sermon. Eight million Adventist youths are mobilized on the streets of our villages, towns, and cities around the world to be the hands and feet of Jesus through acts of kindness. GYD is scheduled on the first Sabbath of the youth week of prayer for most parts of the world.
It is our dream that instead of simply being a Sabbath dedicated to service, GYD will be a springboard to service as a way of life. On GYD, leaders are encouraged to choose projects that are potentially sustainable.