Europa-Jugendtag 2009

Neuapostolische Kirche - 21. bis 24. Mai 2009 in Düsseldorf

News added 12/22/2008

Welfare fund donates 30,000 Euros


The assurance welfare fund “Fürsorgekasse von 1908“, formerly known as the funeral fund of the New Apostolic Church for the district of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is based in Krefeld, has donated 30,000 Euros to the European Youth Day. The assurance fund celebrates its foundation centenary this year.

Günter Wohlgemuth, the business manager of the fund, handed over the donation on 16 th December in the LTU arena to Apostle Rüdiger Krause (North Germany), who is the head of the sponsoring project group. 

Current state of donations

Following the donation of the assurance welfare fund the total sum of donations for the European Youth Day 2009 has risen to 1,823,209.40 Euros. “We wish to thank all who have donated toward this unique project and who thus support our youth”, said Apostle Krause.

On the occasion of the approaching festival of Christmas, Chief Apostle Wilhelm Leber, head of the New Apostolic Church International, called in a letter, once more, for support to the European Youth Day. He wrote, “I look forward with great joy and with special anticipation to the European Youth Day next year. I want to place a particular impulse for our youth who identify themselves so closely with their church and thus contribute as joyful children of God to the future. The youth are “the church of the future”.

Donations help in financing

The financing of the European Youth Day is supported largely through participants’ fees. These are 95 Euros per person. “Added to this, the District Apostle areas of Europe are contributing a significant amount”, explained the Chief Apostle in a circular. Furthermore, several sponsors have been found who are also donating.

“Despite these efforts we are aware that more must be achieved so that the European Youth Day 2009 may take place in Düsseldorf. I will also be doing my part in this”, continued the Chief Apostle. For this reason, he asks for further support with donations toward the European Youth Day.