Kansas City, Missouri, was alive this August with Youth 2019. Our Next Gen team members Eric Drew and Davidson Sutherland enjoyed witnessing the growth of young students and their leaders. Students shared powerful testimonies of God’s transforming love amid injustice and the mundane. They educated adults and peers about how the land the convention center sat on was taken from Native Americans, as well as their experiences of immigration and race. Adults learned about what it means to be a high school student today and how God is working through them, whether it involves schoolwork, extracurricular activities or the ever-changing life challenges they face.
It was challenging and inspiring in the same breath with energy that only the Gospel could cultivate.
In the midst of community building was the opportunity to share about IGNITE and how God transformed the lives of students in the Greater New Jersey Conference.
It was great to see how excited students get given the opportunity and possibility to experience God in a new way.