Monday, July 25, 2005


Two weeks ago I left on a trip with teenagers and my wife. We were headed for Savannah, GA for a Christ In Youth Conference. I was very excited about the trip and so were most of the others. What we didn't know was what would take place during the week.

One of the greatest events came on Tuesday night, one of the students got up and decided he wanted to give his life to Christ!! :) :) I got the privilege of baptizing him in the school's swimming pool. (almost got to baptize him in a fountain, maybe next time).

What a great feeling! On top of the baptism, 2 other youth decided they wanted to stop doing what they have been and begin again in the life for Christ. I got to meet a handful of great people, see some old friends and make new ones. Above all, the group changed for the better.

I think one of the great things about weeklong trips is that you get to drive home with a "new group". I am very blessed to have such a great group of teens to work with.

One more thing...
Though I was unable to be in the van to experience this, I have heard rumors and was able to hear a little over the walkie talkie... On the way home one of the teens talked for 48 minutes straight about Power Rangers. Nothing but Power Rangers for almost an hour - where else can you experience that sort of phenonenom.

Gotta love this job :)


  1. CIY Conferences are great. I love the CIY ministry. We went to the Durango conference this year and followed that up with a week with Arizona Reservation Ministries.

    I was a little worried about two weeks in a row, but it was awesome. My blog entries from the beginning of July have more detail about the trip, but it was great.

  2. Sounds like a great two weeks. I have thought about doing something on the heels of a CIY, but have never gotten the courage :).

    I think after a week like CIY, the teens are ready for something a little stretching.

    I'll have to check the blog entries.