Preparing for a Long Journey

I am so very excited!


Regional Youth Conference is coming up in a month, and a lot of preparation is being done at the moment. I, too, am preparing. Preparing the pink I will wear to represent East Cluster, making sure my friends hand in their forms on time and preparing my mind and heart.

The few weeks after spring break have been crazy. There are projects to be done, tests to be taken, and other things I wouldn’t bother to name. With this coming Regional Youth Conference I really hope I can find some time to relax and sort out some thoughts. I have been thinking a lot more than usual these past few weeks. I aim to unload my thoughts over the Regional Youth Conference weekend and return to my usual, content state, loving the mystery that is God.

I have been going to Regional Youth Conference since 2015, and I learned that there is always the chance to meet new people, being that over a thousand youth attend every year, and the sessions and testimonies never disappoint. The creative competitions are what I look forward to the most. Though I have never participated in these competitions before, I prefer being an audience member and appreciating the final product and the hard work that is put into these performances.

Journey, being the theme of this year’s Regional Youth Conference, has a variety of meanings. In my opinion, it symbolizes the long path ahead that leads to Him– our journey of faith. My journey of faith has started long ago, when I was baptized. Only since grade 7 Confirmation have I begun to pursue this journey to continually forge a better relationship with other and, most especially, the Lord. There have been temptations on the way and everyone takes their falls, but Jesus is always with us by our side and helps us back up.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 15:13

Regional Youth Conference brings so many youth together, it is an absolutely joyous and holy experience. I pray for the health and well-being for all the participants and those serving for this event, and that all are safe, learn something new to apply to their lives and enjoy this event!
See you at this year’s Regional Youth Conference: Journey!

Meagan Jose – East 2 Member | CFC-Youth Pacific Region