Change found at Northwest youth councils

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Delegates find motivation in their service for God.

By Beverley Lloyd, Major

At Northwest Youth Councils 2013—“Unexpected”—young people were changed by God.

During the Sunday service testimony time, one youth testified that over the weekend her calling to serve as a special needs teacher and to help in her home corps was confirmed; another testified to his call to officership in the coming years. Yet another confessed that God called her to go now to Hawaii to serve on the Revolution Hawaii team.

Delegates found motivation in their service for God in their daily lives at workshops on Bible study, missions work, turning failure into an advantage, and missional living.

Youth enjoyed activities including a Nerf war, dance party, carpet ball game, zip line and crafts—or just staying out of the colossal rain storm!

The sale of WARdrobe’s “Doing the Most Good” t-shirt raised nearly $1,000 to help support Salvation Army children’s homes in Sri Lanka. In addition, delegates also contributed $668 to sponsor two children from Sri Lanka through The Salvation Army’s Overseas Child sponsorship program.

Jonathan Taube led worship, ushering in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Messages by Captain Shevaun Malone, Rob Noland and Major Tim Foley led to seekers every night.

Saturday was unexpectedly nerdy as delegates attended a nerd banquet and had a blast at “The Brain Show.” Participants are now dance experts with a repertoire of 15 nerdy dances.

During the most unexpectedly fun weekend of the year, leaders were trained, the Bible studied and friendships forged.

Thanks to our not unexpected God who is faithful and constant and always shows up!

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