Our youth recently attended the "One Bread, One Body" youth conference at Lake Junaluska, NC. Below is a compilation of their thoughts from the conference!
Isaiah 58: 9b-12
“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.”
“We have built a wall of comfort around us and then we ask why God doesn’t do miracles anymore. Come out from behind the wall of comfort and see the miraculous things God is doing.”
“When everyone is running out of a bad situation, Christ Followers should be running in….”
-Shane Claiborne, Key Speaker for the first two nights
Favorite Quotes of the Weekend submitted by Our Youth
“We might die if we do it (“run in”) but to not do it would be a different kind of death”. submitted by Matt
“Hello Beautiful People” submitted by Josh as quoted by Cionna Rouse who was the second Key note for the weekend. She used this as a greeting every time she spoke.
Cionna also said “We are not just beautiful on the outside, but the inside too. We should tell others that often. It truly makes a difference!”
submitted by Sarah
“The fact that we take so much for granted while children everywhere have nothing…” submitted by Scout
“No one is broken beyond repair” submitted by Garrett
“I really liked the first speaker, (Shane Claiborne). His point of view was really good and interesting. He was funny too.” submitted by Emilee
“(I liked) how Cionna talked about “seeing people” and how when they are “seen”, they come alive.” submitted by Emmie
“I learned that nobody is different from anyone else, and the closer you get to God, the better your life will be.” submitted by RJ
Check out some pictures from the trip on the Youth Page of our website
Forest Hills youth participated in a Stop Hunger Now event during their Friday afternoon “free time” and prepared enough meals for 8ooo people. Thank you Forest Hills for your support of the Youth of this congregation!
Various members of our community share stories of how Jesus changed our lives and continues to transform us!