If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
Youth Transformation Africa (YTA) is a non-denominational network for churches and organisations who want to see the youth transformed by Jesus Christ. The organisation functions in collaboration with Alpha, Unashamedly Ethical and Transformation Africa. Together we believe we will change our city. After the founder and visionary of YTA, Kyle Driver, heard from God in early April 2013, he planned several breakfast meetings, inviting all of Cape Town Leaders to attend with the objective of sharing the vision that God had given him. Subsequent to a few of these meetings, a committee was formed. Youth Transformation has since hosted succesful annual youth gatherings. The first event took place 16th June 2013 at Athlone City Park. The event incorporated a variety of performances, including different forms of dance, rap, and singing. The 16 June 2014 Youth Day gathering commenced with a Leaders Conference in the morning, aimed at addressing the changes in society and challenges currently facing the current youth. This conference focussed on creating an opportunity for the older generation to impart their wisdom and experience to emerging leaders, irrespective of age. An ‘Igniting the Fire’ Conference followed, featuring, among others, the Kurt Doggen Band, the His People Hero Band, and guest speakers. It celebrated youth of all colours, creed, cultures and denominations with dynamic praise and worship, and dance across all genres. It is YTA’s desire that the Western Cape and South Africa as a nation be transformed and yielded to God. It is YTA’s belief that this transformation will come about through a generation of uncompromising youth standing firmly for Holiness in the power of the Holy Spirit.
In early April 2013, God clearly spoke to Kyle Driver, a fervent young youth pastor from St Martin’s Anglican Church. God said to him, “Youth transformation revival, hire Newlands Rugby Stadium in 2015 and fill it with young people.” Kyle decided to be obedient and immediately began planning toward the vision of 2015. He hosted several breakfast meetings to share with as many people as possible about what God had told him. Kyle also connected with Graham Power and Barry Isaacs, the founders of Transformation Africa and Global Day of Prayer. Through conversations with these men God revealed that the vision Kyle was given builds on the foundation already established by the obedient acts of men earnestly serving God. Kyle maintains that the time for revival has never been more relevant. Communities are being held hostage by young people between the ages of 13 and 19. There is a surge in the number of teenage pregnancies, school dropouts, acts of violence, and addictions among the youth in this age group. This crisis permeates through all demographics. However, we have not been called to be slaves to sin, but in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). Kyle believes that the vision is encapsulated in 2 Chronicles 7:14 – If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and heal their land. Kyle believes the unity of the church is essential for the fulfillment of this vision. He believes that it is time that we as the church unite to see our city, nation and continent transformed and healed in Jesus Name.
To impact young people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to see this generation transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
To facilitate spiritual transformation in the Western Cape. To foster unity in the faith amongst churches.
We will do this by organising gatherings targeted at the youth for the purposes of sharing the good news.
We will encourage the support of churches in the Western Cape, with a view to cultivate a culture of unity.
We are trusting God to continue to open doors and give us clear instruction.
We will not limit God by our small imaginations.
We will then witness transformation by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Host a youth event at Newlands Rugby Stadium on the 27th April 2015. Draw young people from across the city to share with them the Good News of Jesus Christ. Create opportunities for those who wish to commit their lives to Christ, and for those who wish to renew their commitment to Christ. Have a time of intecessory prayer for the Western Cape, focussing specifically on the challenges faced by the youth.
To plan annual events of a similar nature.
If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
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