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135 decisions at YEC East; plans for 2013 underway


For two days, Jan. 13 and 14, the Youth Evangelism Conference-East (YEC-East) drew about 1,486 students from 52 churches to London Bridge Baptist Church in Virginia Beach.

During that special weekend, a total of 39 salvations were recorded and 96 rededications took place. The students also donated $4,013.39 to the Haiti missions offering—enough to help build 1 ½ homes!

“[YEC] was a very powerful experience,” said one online survey participant. “We had several youth make a decision to recommit their lives to God. Youth leaders felt so revived from the experience.”

With the 2012 conference completed, planning for the upcoming YEC-East 2013 is well underway. “For YEC 2013, sessions will look like past sessions with powerful worship, drama, illusions, and speaking,” explained Steve Maltempi, SBCV Student Ministry strategist.

Although the 2013 conference will be similar to its predecessors, some changes have taken place. “There will be a couple of additions to the schedule to meet a huge need to equip students with an evangelism tool, motivate them to share their faith, and train workers. During the concert, workers will have the opportunity to be trained,” said Maltempi. “During the last session, students will be motivated to and taught to use an evangelistic tool. Students will leave YEC and be on mission for Christ as they tell others about their faith in Jesus Christ.”

If you did not attend YEC-East, there’s still time to register for YEC-West March 23 – 24, 2012 in Roanoke.

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