Youth join together to make a difference in the community

On Friday, February 25, seven youth groups from across Canberra and the Regions gathered together for a combined night, known as ‘#ComboNyt’, of fellowship and worship in faith and action.

As part of the act of worship, everyone was encouraged to bring in a toiletry item to donate to Anglicare’s Emergency Relief partner, St John’s Care. Over 200 items were donated on the night which will assist some of the most vulnerable in the ACT and surrounds.

As the call to worship, before we started to sing to Jesus, the young people came up the front donating toothbrushes, toothpaste and other items that they’d brought along to the night
— Deb Stanley, Director of Ministry for Soul Survivor ACT and Regions (Soul Survivor).

The ‘#ComboNyt’ was organised by Soul Survivor, a movement encouraging youth and young adults to live out the heart of worship in word, spirit and action. This year Soul Survivor is hosting its youth camp ‘More than a Song’ in Canberra from April 13 and Anglicare is a partner of the four day event.

We’re really excited to partner with Soul Survivor this year and see the enthusiasm of the young people to express God’s love in action. Together we will be able to make a difference in the lives of some of the vulnerable people in our community.
— Rev’d Dr Ian Coutts, General Manager, Mission & Community Development at Anglicare


Deb Stanley

Deb started working with Soul Survivor in 2008 and now lives in Canberra, where she leads Soul Survivor ACT and also looks after the worship teams at soul.conference. Deb finished her degree in Aeronautical Engineering in 2011 and is studying at Morling College.