H A P P Y N E W Y E A R !

Date: 01 January 2017

Happy New Year

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R !

We are closing the doors to 2016. It was a difficult year for the world. It was difficult for all of us because we care for all those people who suffered from wars, accidents and terror. As we bow our heads in prayers for all those victims, both young and old, we open the doors for 2017.

We are dedicating ourselves to work for good, to look for the blue sky, to share sunshine and open up perspectives of hope and joy. We are conscious of not looking for darkness, not burying us in depressions and not get stuck in self-pity.

Only courageous people dare believing in tomorrow, dare investing in goodness and having the guts to never give up hope and remaining optimistic.

God has blessed the YMCA for 172 years. We pray that God will share his blessings over all of us as we enter 2017 committed to work for Empowering Young People For Good.

On behalf of the Staff and the Executive Committee of World YMCA I have the privilege to wish you all a Very Happy New Year!

Rev Johan Vilhelm Eltvik
Secretary General World YMCA