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Training Held in Brazil for Leaders Who Will Shoulder the Next Generation

Fifty Young People Study the Truth as Trainees

In Brazil, 50 young people from across Brazil gathered at the Brazil Missionary Headquarters in Sao Paulo for 20 days from January 1 to 27 and studied the Truth as trainees.

Called "Seicho-No-Ie Brazil Youth and Young Adult Association Leaders Training Program," this is held every year by the Brazil Missionary Headquarters in January and July, when students have a long vacation. The objective is to develop leaders for the Association.

This training program is for young members between the ages of 15 to 35 who are selected by each Missionary Area. They eat and sleep together at the Missionary Headquarters, listen to the lectures on both the faith and the Movement and also engage in actual propagation activities. This program has produced many leaders and successors for the Movement in Brazil.

The lecturers included Rev. Junji Miyaura (Ordained Minister, Bishop of Seicho-No-Ie Latin America), Rev. Marie Murakami (Ordained Minister, Chairperson of Brazil Missionary Headquarters), and Rev. Carlos Alberto da Silva (Ordained Minister, Chief of Brazil Youth and Young Adult Association).

The training started at 6:30 a.m. every morning with the Early Morning Practice and lasted until 10:30 p.m. The content of the program included training on organizational activities, including the Brazil Missionary Headquarters' Movement Policy and the Youth and Young Adult Association's activity plan. There were lectures on the teachings, such as the three important religious practices and being united as one through the teaching given by the President. It also included actual propagation activities, such as visits to the homes around the Missionary Headquarters to pray for the family's happiness, bless and give monthly magazines.

All participants received training on how to manage events, while serving as staff at the Youth and Junior Spiritual Training Seminars held from January 16 to 20 at the South American Spiritual Training Center in Ibiuna, Sao Paulo. They also studied the Truth as attendees at the Youth and Young Adult Association Leaders' Workshop held from January 23 to 27.

Comments received from the attendees included: "After I attended this training program, my view about the Movement changed. I will work even harder from now on to contribute to the Missionary Area’s activities.

Remarks by Rev. Junji Miyaura, Bishop of Seicho-No-Ie Latin America

"It gives me great joy to receive young people from across the entire country at this Workshop. After the training, the attendees will do a good job at their Missionary Areas and contribute to society."