Thank you to AHE Mom Tami for sharing her family’s experiences with GYC.
GYC (Generation of Youth for Christ) is a conference once a year that is for a targeted age group of 18-35 in the Seventh day Adventist church. http://gycweb.org/ However, did you know a lot of families also attend as well as older folk?? It is true!! I would encourage you to check out the GYC website and click on the ‘At the Cross’ convention box on the main page for more details on this year’s conference. This year it will be held in Phoenix, AZ, December 31, 2014—Jan 4, 2015. For those of us on the west coast this is GOOD news!
When our family attended GYC for the first time 7 yrs ago my husband and I were shocked. We had no idea that there was that many young adults (thousands of them) in the Adventist church that were wanting to do more than just go to church every week! These kids were on fire for the Lord and we were amazed and thrilled to see this!! We then looked at each other and said we have to go to GYC every year! Besides hearing about what these young people are doing for the Lord, you will also have many opportunities through individual seminars speakers and evening meetings that will grow you spiritually and inspire you to be the servant the Lord wants us all to be.
The food is good and is vegan. They provide two meals a day, breakfast and late lunch. People that want to eat supper just go to eat at area restaurants. There is a exhibit hall where many ministries and schools have booths. This also gives students a opportunity to learn about several SDA colleges or academies as well as ministries.
Is there evangelism? YES! Half of one of the conference days there is opportunity to evangelize the city where the conference is being held. In the past there has been health expo, door to door work, local area door to door work as well. Last year many buses picked up conference attendees (all ages) and took them to go door to door in different communities. Many people sign up for Bible studies….it is really amazing to hear what happens during the evangelism report that evening or the next morning in the mtg. There no meetings for small children. They have also had a volunteer orchestra as well as choir almost every year I believe.
We continue to attend GYC as a family vacation. We get to see different parts of the country each year and attend a conference that continues to inspire us to grow our Christian walk with the Lord. We hope to see each of you there this year!! Email if you have questions: Tami: firstname.lastname@example.org