Syro Malabar Youth League(SMYL)
SMYL, which stands for Syro Malabar Youth League began with the leadership of Fr Peter Kuvumpuram as the spiritual director and Sherry Mathew as the Animator in 2013. Since the beginning, the Syro Malabar youth extended its appreciation and support in this great initiation. Youths were aged between 17- 35. The group have had many programs in the past 2 years such as one day seminars every month, leadership camps, youth retreats, picnics, outings and participating in their church activities.
The group’s aim was to infill all the youth with a spirit filled experience and expose them to a life centered in Christ. The retreats and seminars included activities, action songs, word of God sharing, praise and worship, skits and a lots of fun. After retreats, the leaders were overwhelmed by the testimonies of youths transformations into giving up their addictions and a desire to stand for Christ keeping in with the traditions and the teachings of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church.
The numbers were rapidly growing, which started with 15-20 youths to having close to 50 youths at the camps and nearly 50-70 on one day seminars. The group hopes to continue to keep the fire burning in the youth’s hearts and build a church where the youths feels safe and secure to keeping their faith in the Syro Malabar church and to never take their eyes off from our Lord Jesus Christ.