Passion and Purity is a registered non-profit
initiative and an official charitable organization, currently geared towards
the training and development of individuals, especially our youth and children.
The Movement, with its motto: "Finding your Passion – Embracing your
Purity," is a socializing tool aimed at helping to focus the minds of the
youth to the ideals of being passionate about their ambitions and embracing
their purity and childhood innocence.
Passion and Purity embraces Godly principles,
values and integrity and encourages a spirit of excellence in order to fulfill
its mandate. We believe youth should be developed in all areas - spiritual,
physical, emotional, social and intellectual. We offer help for them to
identify and resist those things that are meant to sap their creative energies
and prevent them from fulfilling their purpose in life.
MOTTO: ..................... “Finding your Passion, Embracing your Purity”
THEME TEXT: ....... "Don't let anyone look down on you
because you are young, but set an example
in speech, life, love, faith and in purity…. Do not neglect your
gift." 1Timothy 4:12 (NIV)
CORE VALUES: ..... Purity, Integrity, Discipline, Excellence, Teamwork and Godliness.
MISSION: ...... Passion and Purity exists to
help youth and children discover
and creatively express their God given passion with purity of
motive, thought and action; by embracing Godly Principles presented in a
variety of ways and contexts. This is done bystaging empowerment seminars, conferences,
workshops, camps, retreats, rallies, radio and television talk shows, concerts,
hosting mentorship, discipleship, leadership training and social outreach
programmes, along with other activities, in the context of the church, school,
community and media.
The following themes are dealt with in several
Finding and Unlocking My Talents – My Passion
the “I don’t know what I want to become” syndrome.
that my talents and abilities are UNIQUE gifts from God.
that I must be a good student, an agent of change, a positive contributor to
society and a nation builder through my UNIQUE attributes.
Maintaining My Purity and Being Proud Of It
the myth that sex is mandatory for teenagers.
the violence, drugs and sex culture we have created.
that purity of thoughts, motives and action releases creative abilities.
Passionately Pure and “Cool”
that being passionately pure does not destroy one’s social image.
passionately pure actually makes you a trendsetter.
THE HISTORY OF
PASSION AND PURITY
Andrew and Donnette Norman are the Founders and
Presidents of Passion and Purity. They are eternally grateful to God for the
life and work of Jim and Elizabeth Elliot, whose life experiences and work have
helped to inspire this Passion and Purity Movement.
The Movement was officially launched in Jamaica
during the 2008-2009 school year, with a Girls’ Conference at the host school,
Wolmer’s Girls’ School. During that same year, Passion and Purity hosted a
Boys’ Conference at Jamaica College, a Co-ed Conference at Manchester High
School and the Children’s Conference at Wolmer’s Preparatory School under the
theme “I Am a Promise.” Aspects of the
Passion and Purity program are integrated in the host school’s curriculum.
.Passion and Purity has since had major conferences
that were hosted by several High Schools across Jamaica including: Manchester
High School, Ardenne High School, St. Hilda’s Diocesan High School, Calabar
High School, the Titchfield and Port Antonio High Schools, Merl Grove High
School, Wolmer’s Boys’ School, St. George’s College, Knox College, St Catherine
High School, Jamaica College, Maggotty High School and thePembroke Hall High School,We have also had numerous church events
across the island.
Much credit is to be given to several persons and
organizations such as: Host Principal, Mrs. Colleen Montague of the Wolmer’s
High School for Girls; Mrs. Olecia
Wedderburn- Christie; the Late Bishop Rennie Lyn Williams;
Inter-School’s Christian Fellowship; Christian Teachers In Action and many
churches across Jamaica, including some of our main host churches: Bible
Teachers International, Church of God of Prophecy and First Assembly of God
Mandeville. Special thanks to our
advisors, many partners/endorsers, our sponsors and to our very hardworking and
dedicated committee members. All mentioned are to be highly commended for the
tremendous work done in the launching of Passion and Purity