What a full day! We started with breakfast in our rooms before heading to General Session 2 with Starfield and Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil. She talked us through the Isaiah 6 passage where Isaiah comes face-to-face with God and becomes aware of his sinfulness. She reminded us that God doesn't promise us an easy and painless journey. But when we fix our eyes on God, nothing else matters!
Lunch at Chick Fil A and Chipotle. Does it get any better? Afternoon break-out sessions had us split up among a variety of smaller group seminars, including a spiritual Zumba session and #scripturedoodle, a look into worship through art.
We had an hour or so to kill, so what better to do than to get Sweet Frog? The afternoon concert was with Israel & New Breed, which was open to the public. We got our first taste of Michael Jr's comedy - hilarious! He had us rolling on the floor!
The Ravens game happened to be during our free time... I won't rub it in. Some of us went to the pool and got in the hot tub while waiting for our pizza dinner to arrive. We all crammed in one room and shared dinner while watching the Ravens' demise. (You didn't expect me not to mention it, did you?)
General Session 3 started with Michael Jr. We'll be seeing him again in the morning! Starfield led a great time of worship again, including "I Will Go" and "Reign In Us". Illusionist Brock Gill did an amazing trick where he shot a bullseye with a bow and arrow - while blindfolded! He closed with a Gospel presentation that had students flocking to the front. Praise the Lord! Pray that these hearts would find good soil to grow deep and produce a crop.
We can't wait to see you all again on Sunday!
Danae is the Director of Youth Ministries at KIUMC. She has a B.A. in Culinary Arts and Service Management from Paul Smiths College in Paul Smiths, NY. She has attended KIUMC for the past 8 years. Danae enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and is a complete Disney Fanatic.