In 2009 /2010 the Youth and Children’s Project will be supporting two projects under the name Missing Peace. The money you will raise will be used to support community development work in both Nepal and Northern Ireland. Nepal has suffered several years of internal conflict and is struggling to deal with issues of conflict and division within society. Sadly we too in Northern Ireland understand the difficulties of division and conflict but understand the impact investing in our local communities can have in restoring peace and investing in the future of young people in particular.

The Missing Peace Project will help fund:

1. A United Mission to Nepal project in Dhading

2. The Centre for Youth Ministry Ireland and new Youth Link premises.

The YAC Project will provide valuable resources that will help build capacity in local communities, seek to encourage reconciliation and invest in essential peace building work both in Nepal and Ireland. Joe and Janet Campbell are currently serving with United Mission to Nepal as PCI Missionaries, and are the inspiration behind this year’s project. They had a long involvement in conflict resolution and reconciliation work in Northern Ireland prior to responding to God’s call to serve in Nepal. Their considerable experience and gifting in this area has seen them make a significant impact in peace building amongst Nepalis. The Centre For Youth Ministry Ireland and Youth Link are committed to promoting and resourcing youth ministry amongst local churches. Youth Link seeks to be a prophetic voice in our society by encouraging young people and youth leaders to be pro-active in promoting Christ’s message of peace in Northern Ireland and the border counties.