Montana Youth Hold Second Conference
Following a great conference last year in Kalispell, Mont., the second-annual Montana Youth Conference met this year in Missoula, Mont. Speakers included: Matt Parra from the ARISE institute, Wes and Marion Peppers from Amazing Facts, and Justin Howard from Mission College. Following the theme "You are My Witnesses," taken from Isaiah 43:10, attendees were encouraged to live above the norm, step out of their comfort zones and renew their relationships with God so they can touch the lives of those around them. On Thursday and Sabbath, attendees had the opportunity for hands-on evangelism by going door to door in the community. Each two-person team did surveys, found Bible-study interests and gave out GLOW tracts.
Breakout seminars covered topics on relationships, Biblical music principles, giving reasons for our faith and answering the skeptic. Mediocrity was challenged, and young people responded to appeals to deepen their walk with God. Some made commitments to get further training at a Bible college in order to be better witnesses for Christ.
The MTYC exists to inspire and equip an "army of Northwest youth," to make God their ultimate authority, and passionately proclaim the Three Angels’ Message to the world. MTYC not only wants to train youth to spread the Gospel, but also to invigorate young people to live the Gospel and be vessels prepared for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.