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Potomac Conference’s Youthfest Energizes Youth for the Last Days
By Potomac Conference Youth Ministries
Will people who survive the end times have supernatural powers? Much of what is seen in the media these days suggests they will. That is why Potomac Conference’s Youth Ministries used the theme "HEROES of the Last Days" for its recent Youthfest ’09. The goal was to communicate to the record 750 young people in attendance that character, not supernatural powers, is what will set God's people apart.
Youthfest is a biennial conference-wide youth rally. This year it was hosted by Takoma Academy in Takoma Park, Md. The featured speaker was Pastor Troy Fitzgerald, youth pastor of the Walla Walla University church in Walla Walla, Wash.
Participants came from Takoma Academy, Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, Va., Richmond Academy in Richmond, Va., and from churches as far away as Danville, Va. Music and drama groups came from Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md., Vienna church in Vienna, Va., Reaching Hearts International church in Spencerville, Md., and the Washington Brazilian church in College Park, Md.
“Youthfest continues to serve as a venue for young people from across the conference to come together for worship and fellowship,” said Denny Grady, director for Potomac Conference Youth Ministries. “We rejoice with the 32 young people that made their decisions at Youthfest ’09 to follow Christ. Some for the first time and others as a renewal to previous commitments.”