Mid-summer Youth Rally

September 01, 2003 | John Bryson

More than 100 youth from the Idaho Conference gathered on the campus of Gem State Adventist Academy July 11–13 for the third annual Idaho Conference Mid-summer Youth Rally. Games, activities, good food and grand worship services marked the event.

Ryan VanHook, Orangevalle (Calif.) Church associate pastor, was the inspirational speaker. He gave three talks about how to meet our giants, how to meet a fall and how to meet our Savior. VanHook declared, "There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. There is nothing you can do to make God turn His back on you!" He kept audience attention with illustrations from his own adolescent experiences.

Parents helped the rally with the food, a praise band and transportation. With temperatures above 100 degrees, the rally ended with a cool float down the Boise River.