Brother & Sisters,
Just wanted to give you an update tonight on the North American Youth Congress. I must say it was a very powerful meeting. Everything was well done and has proved to be a most rewarding blessing to all in attendance. The service tonight capped a fantastic Congress. I trust you might get to hear the message of Rashid Collins. I'm telling you it was a most powerful message very well spoken. Last night's message by Jimmy Toney was equally as powerful in a different way. The conclusion to his message would be a must see as a 25 foot cross was let down from the ceiling and Brother Toney began to climb the cross. Impacting for sure! The message will not be soon forgotten.
Our own Jessica Bounds placed #3 as the Female Vocalist for NAYC. Congratulations to Jessica. She makes WV shine. Tonight's service of some 15,000 people by my estimate was one of the most powerful services in a major conference I have been in for some time. Youth lingered for some time.
In two years the next Youth Congress will be in a totally brand new facility in Louisville, KY. Again this will be close for West Virginians and not to early to make plans and set aside funds for this conference. This meeting has surpassed the General Conference in attendance and is a most powerful and blessed conference.