youth conference '06 - friday

i've been here in what seems like hundreds of times (but i'm not that old). i've seen it all before, i've helped behind the scenes some years, and i've come as both student and leader. but for some students this is their first time. all the festivities, fun, meyhem. the lights, the band, the games. this is Youth Conference!

for some their parents are sending them as a "last resort" go try to get them excited about God. (to those parents, thanks for caring enough, God can still reach our student) for others the students had to beg to be able to go. for some it is only by God's grace and unexpected blessing that they are able to come. for still others they made it here at the last minute.

students know matter when, how, or why you came GOD KNEW ALL ALONG THAT YOU WERE COMING! IT WAS IN HIS PLANS AGES AGO!!

so what will you do? the first day was awesome, tomorrow will be just as awesome. but what matters is that you encounter the power of God, that you come away from this weekend with an intimate relationship with your Creator. do you know that He loves you?! do you know that He's reaching out to you?!

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you. // James 4.8-10 (WEB)

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here's a run down on the numbers:

23 the number off people who a part of Youth Conference from Grandview A/G

1 the number of student's baptized with the Holy Spirit and called into full time ministry

5 the number of student's who re-committed their lives to Christ

5 the number of student's who made a FIRST TIME commitment to Christ!!!

(to see more pics visit grandview ag's new website in progress / click on media and then on pics and then on the youth conference link.)