Alpha for the new generation
The Alpha Youth Film Series was launched in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday 24th May, 2014 at Gaston Courts, Chaguanas. Ed Perry, Regional Director of Alpha International in Latin America and the Caribbean, explained that the youth film series was for the new generation. He noted that although Alpha International has existed for more than 30 years, the Alpha Youth Film Series was a new product designed for those who did not have a personal relationship with God. "It is hot off the market," he remarked, saying it was officially launched in Canada last year and introduced to the rest of the world in May.
Those who attended were given the chance to view one episode from the series. The entire series includes 12 episodes that were filmed in Vancouver, London, Pais and Jersualeum, and tells the story of two young men who are passionate about the Alpha organisation.
Alpha International Relations Liaison for Latin America and the Caribbean, Paula Hynd, noted that in the past each session started with a meal, followed by a talk which was often a video by Nicky Gumbel, who is known as the developer of the Alpha course. His dialogues aimed to cover the basic beliefs of the Christian faith.
Chairman of the Alpha Board National RC Office in Trinidad and Tobago, Cheridan Woodruffe, said the series "brings the generation gap together". Parish priest Fr Christopher Lumsden delivered the opening prayer on behalf of Archbishop Joseph Harris and reminded the gathering that, "when you seek the Lord with all your heart, you will find Him".
Members of the Evangelization Commission and others from the T&T Alpha Board were also present
-with reporting by Renee Smith, Catholic News