Y. P. Messenger was popular and widely circulated in Canada with 800-900 paid annual subscriptions. It was highly illustrated and had contributors from British Columbia to Ontario. Issues usually contained an editorial, letters to the editor, Jugendkanzel (Youth Pulpit), sometimes a poem or short humor piece, provincial youth reports, contributions from foreign mission workers and from Bible schools, reports of youth in service work and comments from pastors and interested readers of all ages. German and English each occupied about half of the content. Because much of the materials was candid, and the format was contemporary for the times, the editor received much criticism. The conference youth wanted their own periodical but there was never consensus on its format, language, frequency of publication, content, or financing. After three and half years of effort Isaac Epp resigned and the Y. P. Messenger ended publication.
|Author(s)||Victor G Wiebe|
|Date Published||February 2013|
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Wiebe, Victor G. "Y. P. Messenger (Periodical)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. February 2013. Web. 17 Mar 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Y._P._Messenger_(Periodical)&oldid=69406.
Wiebe, Victor G. (February 2013). Y. P. Messenger (Periodical). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 March 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Y._P._Messenger_(Periodical)&oldid=69406.
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