Packed with workshops on photography, arts, music, internet, dance, and media, the US District’s first ever Youth Up! Conference held last July 27-28 at the host church – PMCC 4th Watch South Bay, California. As Pastor Jonathan Ferriol headed the event, over 200 youth from churches all over Northern and Southern California and the Pacific Northwest gathered to experience a weekend of fellowshipping, finding talents, character-building, and learning about relevant, up-to-date topics and life-changing seminars.
Various speakers shared their expertise and personal experiences in today’s topics and issues: the former Chaplain of the Los Angeles Clippers Robert Cummings on wellness and Physical Fitness; the CEO of Hosanna Broadcasting Network Tersit Asrat on Career Development; the Councilor of Gardena City, Atty. Ronald Ikejiri, on the need for having a goal in one’s life; and Financial Advisor, Bro. Edmund Gabor, on biblical financial stewardship. The beloved Apostle Arsenio Ferriol epitomized the essence of the Youth Up! Conference during the service.
Moreover, pictorials, street outreach, election of youth officers, and youth crusade were the activities that marked the conclusion of the Youth Up! Conference. The participants left the venue along with the lessons they learned that will make their youthful years fruitful and pleasing to God. (A. Javier)