Our 2019 event theme, “HOPE”
“We hope for something we have not seen, and we patiently wait for it,” writes the Apostle Paul in the 8th chapter of Romans, referring to the hope and confidence we experience, that God will keep God’s promises of salvation, thanks to the loving sacrifice of Jesus. But fostering and maintaining the hopeful love, grace, and forgiveness we experience from God in Christ, is hard to maintain at times, when the world around us seems to be lacking hope. Our teens are growing up in a culture where there are endless stresses placed on them related to their future, the constant threat of school violence, concerns about climate change and wondering if their future on Earth will be compromised, and countless other anxieties.
In 2019 we addressed how we can remain hopeful and foster hope, referring to it as “planting the seeds of hope,” and sharing examples of young people who are living lives that reflect God’s love, grace, forgiveness and hope! A powerful message leading into a very difficult 2020.
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