Pictures from the recent Mississippi Conference youth event CONVO 2014 are proof that it was a great experience for many of the 226 students who attended. The weekend event included basketball and volleyball tournaments, dance, a talent show and worship on the beach. Mike Howington, youth and families coordinator for the Mississippi Annual Conference thanked Bishop James Swanson, Sr. for being a part of the event and was prayerful this was a learning encounter for the students.
"My hope would be that they really understand that the message faith to life can be applied in their everyday walk," said Howington.
The message seemed to resonate with Sabrina Pendleton, of Middlebrook United Methodist Church in Jackson. She is 14 years old and a rising freshman at Terry High School.
"The bishop was saying that one person can't do a lot of stuff by themselves. You have to have help and if you keep pulling in more people you create a chain, a big family," shared Pendleton. "At first we thought it was going to be boring because we didn't have a TV but we realized that we really didn't need a TV because it was fun and we had each other to keep company and to talk to."
CONVO 2014 was held at Seashore Assembly in Biloxi, Mississippi, Friday July 11 through Sunday, July 13. Pendleton said she is looking forward to next year's event. Click here to view Facebook photos from the CONVO 2014.
Photo right: Youth participants posed for a group picture at Convo 2014. Nearly 230 students attended.