On Saturday, 12th August, 2017, Reconcilers International holds its 5th edition of Young and Free at the International Charismatic Church (ICC), Fadama in Accra.
Since 2013, Reconcilers International has organised their theatre program, Young and Free; a night of drama, choreography, spoken word and music. It is a program designed for the Youth and lovers of theatre. It aims at ministering the word of God through the Arts to its audience to help them in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. It also seeks to help reconcile lost souls back to God the Father: drawing them away from waywardness and showing them they can be young and still have a meaningful life of purpose and freedom that comes from God.
Ministering at this year’s Young and Free is Lord Bondzie (of No tribe fame), E-Rock, Worship Revolution and Reconcilers International (Host).
They have had sponsorship, over the years, from a few generous corporate brands like Carex from PZ Cuzzons and Kharis Media, and also from individuals like Uncle Ebo Whyte and Roverman productions. With these valuable supports, they have worked hard to bring educative, hilarious and heart- warming drama, inspiring spoken word performances and spiritual music to their audience. Their stage set-up for the drama is always a sign of how much diligence is given to what they do.
They have had acts from amazing artists and groups like Akesse Bempong, Kinzkid, Worshippers and Worship in Motion on the Young and Free platform.
These young people made up of students (both High School and Tertiary), graduates, engineers, architects, teachers, illustrators, artistes, photographers, bankers, entrepreneurs among others, have this in common; love for God, love for the arts (Theatre, Dance and Poetry) and a desire to show the love of God through these art forms.
Nothing is as inspiring as a youth on the move to make an impact in their immediate world. You will have to be at a Reconcilers International meeting or rehearsal to see these young people who are Christ-driven and desirous to bring positive change to their world in their own small way.
According to the president, Ing. Pastor Yooku Yawson, Young and Free isn’t the only project they do. Reconcilers International has a Mentorship Program that is conducted termly in JHS and Senior High Schools to inspire the mentees to become their best selves.
They also have a Scholarship Scheme that currently takes care of the tuition of about 21 students in basic and JHS from four public schools in Accra. The scholarship continues to provide support when any of the students excel in their BECE. Currently, they have one of the beneficiaries of the scheme in St. Aquinas studying General Science.
In addition to that, they will be going for their first outreach program at Bole – Bamboi in November. The members have started donating items towards this outreach.