Well, the website has been quiet for the past week because I’ve been swamped preparing for, and running our 2014 Youth Winter Fest. This past weekend we had over 350 people from 13 churches gathered together for an encounter with God. Our theme for the weekend was Surrender, and during the weekend we heard inspirational and challenging messages by our speaker, Duffy Robbins. We were led in worship by the band All We Are. We had an awesome time experiencing the Nubian Gents who minister through hip hop music and dance, and share passionately about Jesus. The students attended workshops, had lots of fun during free time playing in tournaments, and met other students in our Magical Booth of Friendship (ha ha!). It was a tremendous weekend, and once again, God’s promises were fulfilled: “For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst” (Matthew 18:20). And, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity! … For there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forever” (Psalm 133). During our response time, we had students come forward and write on white flags the things they wanted to surrender to God. We had 337 flags filled out! Wow! May fruit remain!

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