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about urymUpper Room Youth Mission is a Christian youth movement formed breaking every cultural and denominational barrier to reach young people from all walks of life. The Vision of URYM is to reach the unreached youths, to train, and equip them as potential leaders who in turn reach other young people like them. The heart of URYM lays on the strong foundation of full gospel of Jesus Christ nurtured by the Anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Further-going down on the memory lane, in the year 2001, a revival broke out among the students in a reputed college in Chennai with the passion to reach young hearts trapped in the deception of sin and to open their eyes to the truth of Christ which led to the birth of “Upper Room Youth Mission”.

URYM had its humble beginning with just six young girls who gathered regularly in their college chapel to pray and fellowship. Now, within the span of 7 years God is raising a mighty army of youngsters from more than 100 colleges across the nation. Though URYM sprouted in the beautiful city of Chennai, India, it has spread its branches across the entire borders of the country, transforming innumerable lives.

The strength of this mission is its special focus on a life centered on the Lord Jesus Christ; starting with an experience of God, nurtured by prayer, the Word of God, fellowship, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with others. It is a community of vibrant young people who in their own life situations, strive to give their best to the Lord, responding to the challenges of today's world with the power of the Holy Spirit.

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pricillaEsther Pricilla is a young and dynamic leader who accepted Christ at a very young age. She hails from Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, South India. She is the eldest daughter of J.E. Appathurai, pastor of a MPA Church in Chennai and Dulsie Appathurai. She has one sibling, Esther Beulah who is also in the Lord’s ministry.

Her passion to lead girls of her age to Christ motivated her to start a fellowship in her college. After much struggle and opposition she was able to see many souls saved. But this was just a beginning for what God had in stored for her. God’s call on her life was very clear "Go ye and make disciples unto the nations". After completing her Bachelors in Electronic Science, she waited for God’s leading for two Years and on receiving a positive confirmation through a powerful Song's lyrics that read “On Christ the solid rock I stand all others are a sinking sand”, started a prayer cell in a reputed college in Chennai India with just six girls and the rest is history leading to the birth of Upper Room Youth Mission. Now, thousands of lives are touched and changed every day. She is a passionate speaker, deep in faith and a strong prayer warrior who believes in standing on her knees to bring a great revival,imparting the same vision to many youngsters raising them as spirit filled leaders. She has M.Div from Madras Theological Seminary to her credit and currently pursuing her M.Th in Applied theology from University of Wales, England.

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Today’s youngsters are constantly abused and misled by the illusions of this world which causes devastating effects and drive them into fear, depression, addiction, and even death!

urymThe second largest democracy in the world — India, has a population of 1.1 Billion. Statistics say that 45% of India’s populations are youth. But the fact remains that only 5% have heard the gospel message. The rest don’t come forward to attend any Christian concerts, Church programmes or youth gatherings. What will happen to the remaining 40% if nobody goes to their place to reach them out?

urymGod placed this burden in Esther Priscilla’s heart on 5th May 1999 with an unmistakable confirmation that she immediately obeyed His voice and took a bold step to start this ministry. According to her “Every college without Christ is a Mission Field and every student with Christ is a Missionary”.

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• To reach every college in India with the gospel of Christ.
• To Raise up leaders who will go into every tribe, every city, and every land & preach the gospel.
• To provide social services thereby reflecting the love and compassion of Christ Jesus!

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RAISE the youth for Christ to reach the unreached souls Go and make disciples of all nations....( Matthew 28:19 )
• Evangelizing to win souls and transform young lives.
• Empowering through the power of the Holy Spirit & the word of God to live a witnessing life. (Acts: 1.8).
• Equipping members to become mighty intercessors and discipline them to accomplish great things for God.
• Establishing the kingdom of God by sending the equipped leaders into challenging mission fields.

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ourtemaFull Time Staff : A team of 14 dedicated full time staff are currently employed, who have special call in their life. They continuously labor in Bringing souls to the kingdom of God.

Worship Team : URYM is gifted with talented musicians and songwriters who have led to the birth of URYM Worship Band. This bunch of young talents present the gospel to the youth by organizing music concerts at various places in the city.

imageMedia and Creative Team : This team really knows how to pep up the entire event. They are behind the scene maestros of creativity, Bring every event into life with their unique display of work.

Entertainment Team : Be it Dramatics, they are on top of it with full swing reaching out to the people with their thought provoking messages.

Resource Team : We have a team of eloquent speakers who are anointed with messages inspired by the Holy Spirit. Evangelists, who are specialized in Campus ministry and in conducting youth meetings, outreach programs, Etc., Do you want your youth to be revived? Contact our resource team at info@urym.org. We will help with our resources.

Counselors : Our team of Counselors are available 24/7 to meet you at the point of your need. They are ready to empathize and pray for you. Our active line for counseling are:9941009121-40/ 9941009281-85.

URYM is always buzzing with activity. Be it a camp or an outreach program, our mission never sleeps for a day. The work is enormous we need volunteers who are spirit filled and has burden to do God’s work to help us. Do you want to be part of our network of volunteers? Contact us at : info@urym.org

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imageThis list is derived from the official Statement of Fundamental Truths. Click links below to see the complete original statement with scriptures
• WE BELIEVE...The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.
• WE BELIEVE...There is only One True God–revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).
• WE BELIEVE...In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine.
• WE BELIEVE...though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.
• WE BELIEVE...Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior).
• WE BELIEVE...and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Com munion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.
• WE BELIEVE...the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times.
• WE BELIEVE... The Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.
• WE BELIEVE...Sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.
• WE BELIEVE...The Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the Church' is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.
• WE BELIEVE...A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, and to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church.
• WE BELIEVE...Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins).
• WE BELIEVE...in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever.
• WE BELIEVE...in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.
• WE BELIEVE...A Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.
• WE BELIEVE...and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. 'And so shall we forever be with the Lord!'
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