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Rescue Me


Quinton Cools May 22, 2018
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The clouds that hovered over campus in the morning quickly disappeared as the first full day of National Convention began. This busy day introduced many of our favorite aspects of the week including elections, sports tournaments, guest speakers, and the morning and afternoon shows.

 

For those new to TeenPact, you may be wondering, “What’s a morning show?” Great question! Each year at National Convention, our staff team puts together a show for students to enjoy throughout the week to start off morning sessions in a fun, entertaining, unifying way. This year our show, Class Act, depicts a State Class through the eyes of all sorts of students.

 

After the laughter from the show, it was time to take a deep breath and focus in on the heart of worship and the theme of the day: Rescue Me. What are we being rescued from? The first speaker of the day, Warren Cole Smith, addressed this question as he urged students to ponder our their own lives, sin and death. He encouraged students to consider how they can each use Christian worldview to engage the culture right now and in the future.

 

Students joined their small groups to discuss the morning and quickly left for lunch before joining us again for our afternoon show, Kack is Back. Our host, Kathleen Sullivan, and her guest, Jackson Hicks, had students laughing, cringing, and laughing for the entire show.

 

 

Later in the afternoon, students split into their respective parties to begin representative and senatorial primary open forums. Students from all around the TeenPact nation presented the campaigns and messages they’ve been working towards throughout the election cycle. Primary Elections will take place on Wednesday morning, with results broadcasted on the TeenPact Network News.

 

 

As the afternoon continued, students and staff spread throughout the campus to play and watch the NatCon Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments. Despite the climbing temperature, teams performed with excellence as they began the tournament to compete to play in the championship games on Saturday. Elsewhere on campus, TeenPact Alumni enjoyed fellowship, games, and even a last chance audition for our Annual talent show, TeenPact’s Got Talent.

 

 

The evening concluded with the final speaker for the day, Scott Wylie, who reminded us of our utter need for God’s sovereign grace and our continuous call to pray, “God, Rescue Me.” When evening session concluded, we gathered for a time of Coffeehouse, with music from Program Director, David Taylor, and Traveling Intern, Tommi Lynn. Students returned to dorms and debriefed the day through a time of Rendezvous. Some students are still hesitant, but others are growing in faith and confidence.

 

Join us in continuing to pray, Rescue Me.

 

 


 

Content compiled by Emily Hayes.

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Quinton Cools

Quinton Cools grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and like any true Oregonian, he can identify the perfect cup of coffee. Quinton’s love for… Read More