Where U At? Draws Urban Teens

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More than 250 teens gathered in Evart, Mich., in April for “Where U At?”— an urban youth conference sponsored by Youth Unlimited.

This year’s theme, “WORD,” was based on Proverbs 18:12. Speakers were Eric Tolbert and Christy Carlin Knetsch, and activities included teen testimonies, worship, skits, dramas, small groups, zip lines, three-on-three basketball, and bungee bounce.

Having attended the conference the past three years as a student, Mario Adkins, 19, from Grand Rapids, Mich., attended this year as a leader. “It was an amazing experience,” he said. “Witnessing the effect the Holy Spirit had on the youth. Even the toughest of the adolescents were broken down by His Spirit.”

Now in its fourth year, “Where U At?” has more than doubled in attendance, according to Youth Unlimited events manager Millie Hoekstra. “Each year many students have committed their lives to following Jesus, and others have grown in their faith,” she said.

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