Shining brightly at the ABC district youth gathering

A slide from a main session: “Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!” Psalm 43:3

Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever. Daniel 12:3

I was happy to attend the Lutheran Church–Canada ABC District’s Youth Gathering in Calgary this year, held from July 12-15. This year’s theme was “Shine,” referencing Daniel 12:3.

About 100 people, including leaders, volunteers, and 70 youth from congregations in Alberta and BC, were graciously hosted by Foothills Lutheran Church during what I was told were unusually hot and humid days for Calgary (much like the muggy weather I left behind in Winnipeg!).

The days included themed main sessions led by Pastor Mike Kuhn, Bible study, teaching times, and lots of music. This group sounded beautiful, singing together as one. Friday afternoon was spent checking out the sights and sounds of the Calgary Stampede, and Saturday afternoon was time for the youth to participate in servant events.

I was able to share CLWR’s new Meal or No Meal online game, which explores hunger issues for farmers in developing countries, and our mosquito nets fundraiser to help prevent malaria in communities in Zambia and Mozambique.

Congratulations to the planning team on a great youth gathering!

Check out the ABC DYG Facebook group for some links to videos used in their sessions.

Jennifer Clark

CLWR Program Assistant – Community Relations

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