Christa says: “WOW! Last night was amazing! I never felt that close to God. It was the ideal way to start off the New Year! I loved Story ’08! It was great to hear from all these different missionaries and to meet new people.”
Those are quotes or “reviews” from a couple of attendees at Story ’08 which I have copied from our Story 08 Facebook page.
The main sessions were held in the sanctuary where a world globe helped us all focus on the needs of the world. Worship was sweet and the speakers were great.
The crowd was great, some 300+ in attendance with the majority coming from out of state. Just take a look at the young people in these photos:
Kelly and I were in charge of book sales and they were brisk. It looks like we sold over $8000 in mission’s books and resources.
We finished the event off by bringing in the New Year with a “Concert of Worship and Prayer.” It started at 9 PM and closed at 12:30 AM on Jan 1st.
We took the globe off its stand and everyone gathered around to pray for the world.
Then, just before midnight we started passing the air-filled globe from one side to the other. It was a blast. It was also “heavier” than I thought it would be.
Here are a few more quotes:
Lesley: What an amazing week! Thank you, Pioneers, and all the people who worked to pull it off! What a great way to ring in the New Year…thanks for the experience. I hope there is a Story 09!
Irma from NY: STORY ’08 was awesome. I’ve been so blessed this week and am glad I came to the conference. Thank you Pioneers!!! God bless~
Emily (student at TCU): Thank you so much, Story’08 Crew!!! I know it was a ton of work, and it was such a blessing for me to learn from y’all and watch your example lived out in front of us. Thank you so much for the incredible amount of yourselves you poured out for us!! It was such a privilege to be around you, and I’m challenged to pray and seek hard to follow your examples in Christ. THANK YOU.
Ted (Valencia Com. College) Story 09…… Story 09….. Story 09…..
I don’t know if there will be a “Story 09”, only time will tell. Kelly and I were exhausted when it was all over, but it was worth it!