Monday, July 04, 2011

Youth Conference

We’re launching into new territory tonight: our church is hosting its first-ever (as well as our first-ever) Youth Conference! Registration is set to begin in about an hour, and we’ll start off the night with . . . food! What more could teens ask for?

Our lead speaker for the week is Pastor Al Stone from Bible Baptist Church in St. Thomas, Ontario. He’ll be preaching tonight and tomorrow, and Wes, our youth director, and another pastor will also be preaching during various sessions. We have two sessions scheduled for tonight, followed by late-night mini golf; then tomorrow there will be a morning session, lunch, and an activity tomorrow afternoon, followed by dinner and two sessions tomorrow night. On Wednesday, we’ll just have the morning session, after which the kids will head out to be back home before their own churches’ evening services.

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<a href="http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=7561&picture=two-girl-friends">Two Girl Friends</a> by Vera Kratochvil

My job this week is food. We have easy meals planned – and very well-planned by our youth pastor and his wife – so my job will be to show up at the right times and help get the meal ready and then help serve and clean up. I’ll get to sit in on some sessions, especially the evening ones. That’s not too bad – going to Youth Conference at 46! Winking smile 

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<a href="http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=5064&picture=pizza-slices">Pizza Slices</a> by Peter Griffin

Please pray for the approximately 30 teens attending. We would love to see some young people step up to be leaders in our churches! Of course, we want the teens to have a good time, act crazy, and be excited about being here, but more than that, we’d love to see their hearts touched and changed by the Lord. From a few comments here and there, I’m thinking that some teens don’t believe that revival happens among them in our day, but Wes and I have seen it happen in our generation and among our children, so we know that God still moves in young hearts today. Pray that we see revival this week among our Canadian teens!

7 comments:

  1. I will be praying this is a successful event. It can be so difficult as an adolescent to handle the terrible peer pressure and try to remain faithful to God. Having other members of your peer group to fellowship with can be such a blessing!! I hope everyone has a wonderful time.

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  2. Thank you for praying, Miss Linda! Tonight's service was great. There was a good response at the altar. Now the kids - and some kids at heart - are out playing mini golf. I came home to get to bed because I'm an old lady! LOL

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  3. How exciting! I'll be praying. :)

    Please tell Bro. Stone "hello" for me. He is a good friend of ours. We had a great time of fellowship with them while they were down here on vacation a few weeks ago. He is a riot!! :)

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  4. Mrs. C ~ I will tell Bro. Stone hello for you. He mentioned your father-in-law sometime yesterday after he got in - I think we were discussing internet radio stations and he said he enjoys talking with the men there at the radio station. Anyway, he IS a riot, and I think our kids over here don't quite know what to do with him! ;)

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  5. Wish I could be there. Hope all is going well thus far and that he Lord works in the hearts of the teens in attendance.

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  6. Sounds like a great time! I hope and pray everything works out well and hearts are touched by and for Him.

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  7. Andrew ~ I wish you were here too! You would have had a blast during the games! ;)

    Barbara ~ We finished up today. We had some young people brave enough to stand up in front of everyone and tell how the Lord worked in their hearts. That was a blessing! Thanks for praying for us!

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