Event at the VYG in Miami brings together more than a thousand people

Young people learned to fight until the end to overcome problems.

On Sunday (June 11), the event “No Way” took place at Victory Youth Group (VYG) in Miami, United States. The meeting was much awaited, as for the first time Bishop Celso (international leader of the group) would visit the country, starting with Miami. In addition, the inauguration of the martial arts center would take place.

It was so:

“No Way”  so the intention of the event is to make young people aware of the importance of having God within them, so that they have the strength to say that I will not do anything that is wrong or that could harm me.
More than 1,000 young people gathered in the cathedral, something unheard of in the state of Florida.
“Many have been fragile in the face of the bombardment of discrimination, prejudice, complexes, bullying and depression. The consequence is that many surrender to addictions and suicide. But we at the VYG show several reasons to live”, said Pastor Hugo Eublaus, responsible for the VYG Florida.

There were dance and music performances and, at the end of the event, football and basketball tournaments and the inaugural Jiu-Jitsu class.

“A black belt is a white belt that never gave up”, said Bishop Celso to the project students.


“The event was a marvel! The presentations and the Word . I felt the presence of God, I was touched by the Holy Spirit”, said Fernanda Silveira, 29 years old.

“Sunday was an extraordinary day! The group invests in us and teaches us a lot. I loved the word and Jiu-Jitsu”, reported Giovanna Cardoso, 20 years old.

Dozens of young people decided to be baptized, giving their lives to the Lord Jesus. Among them was 25-year-old Luciano. “I arrived at the meeting sad, empty, discredited, suffering from depression, complexes and internet addiction. At the event I heard the word and saw the opportunity to change my life. I realized God taking away all the sadness and giving me joy. I understood that I don’t need the internet, friends and social networks to be happy, ”he says.

Due to health problems, the young man has compromised locomotion. But that didn’t stop him from going through the waters of baptism or training Jiu-Jitsu.

“It was a unique experience! I didn’t imagine that I would be able to do the movements, but the teacher showed that I could do everything, that nothing is impossible. It was the happiest day of my life”, he celebrates.

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