"GYD is the pursuit of a vision to recapture the reality of Seventh-day youth as a global movement, mobilized for service to contribute in the proclamation of the everlasting gospel and usher in the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Grounded in the concluding words of Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan, “Go and do likewise” (Luke 10:25-37), the theme of the Global Youth Day is: “BE THE SERMON”
GYD is a Sabbath when Seventh-day Adventist Youth around the world are challenged to “Be the Sermon” instead of simply listening to one more sermon. GYD is scheduled on the first Sabbath of the youth week of prayer for most parts of the world.
On GYD, the sense of a global community is created as young people report their acts of kindness by posting their ‘love in action’ on the GYD face book page or GYD app; their stories are told to the rest of the world via a 24 hour live broadcast."