Youth conference was AWESOME!!! We had so much fun!!! The sermons were so good! And Anders and Brandon got saved, so that makes it all the better! I just wanted to post a few pics from the services and some from the trip down there and back.It was sort of overcast and rainy on the way down, but once we got there, God blessed with lots of good weather!
Carina wore her McCain Palin pin to all services but one, and that was only because she forgot it! She is so funny!
The first service opened with a torch brought down the isle to light a fire in a silver bowl on a pedestal (like they do in the Olympics), but halfway down the isle, the fire blew out. The guy tried to light it with a lighter, but couldn't. Oh well. After that the preachers were introduced, and the Birdsongs sang the national anthem.
Greg Adams welcomed everyone there. The auditorium was filled with lots of excited, screaming teens!
There was lots of good singing. This is the Birdsong family. Father, two sons, and a mother at the piano. They sing so well, and one of the songs I really like is ... I can't remember the name of it, but its really good! Lol!
Kurt Skelly is a wonderful preacher, and teens love to hear him preach! He is so funny, and serious at the same time! Steve Roberson is the same way! We teens all love them!!! (Kurt Skelly is pictured) The preaching was just what was needed to fill the alter with teary eyes, and hearts dedicated to Jesus. If I remember correctly, 19 people were saved! God is SO good!
I myself made my decision to follow Jesus with or without the company of my friends! I want to be the one that can say, "Though none go with me, still I will follow." I know my friends will come with me though, as I encourage them to read their bibles every day, and follow with me!
We had lots of fun hanging out at the hotels too! We went to the store for ice cream. "Death by ice cream." Carina said. ;)
The Westside Baptist teens were there too!!! We had fun playing soccer with them at Back to Back sports, which was the afternoon activity on Friday. I wish Mrs. Browning could have been there too! She would have had fun! Hey everyone!!!
Brandon played Wii boxing for his team. I think he won the match for them. If you listen, you can hear Mr. Browning yelling "GO BRANDON!" Its pretty funny to watch someone play a Wii game!
We had some pretty skies to enjoy on the way back. All in all, that was the BEST youth conference I ever been to! It had been a wonderful conference, and we all just relaxed and enjoyed the trip home! :)