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Youth Views: What was your experience like at the Kujenga conference?

Emmanuel Okechukwu
Our Lady of Consultation
Diocese of Charlotte, N.C.

My experience in New York with Kujenga was quite remarkable and memorable, from the people who I will now never forget to even the strengthened faith I have received from the retreat. Moments that stood out to me were uncountable.

The encounters with the other youth were exciting as well as comforting because I knew that both of us were there for the same cause and purpose! It was about embracing Jesus and building a strong bond with not only yourself and God, but also with your fellow brothers and sisters.

To realize God works in mysterious ways almost surprises me, but it also pleases me to know that He works in mysterious ways. I can honestly say that I will never forget my experience at Kujenga! #StayBlessed


Okechukwu attends Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C., and majors in graphic design. This was his first time attending the annual Kujenga Youth Leadership Conference in Huntington, N.Y. The Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns hosted the conference July 27-29. For the full story about this year’s Kujenga conference, read it here: Kujenga Calls Youth to Be Authentically Black, Catholic

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