Thursday, October 18, 2007

Atlanta, here we come!

G-Dub and I had been greatly looking forward to our escape to San Diego for our 'most favoritest' event of the year, the National Youth Workers Convention. Worshipping with David Crowder, learning everything I can about youth ministry, catching up with old youth pastor friends, visiting the Bonus in his new place for the first time...

To our great astonishment, however, the San Diego convention sold out weeks in advance... oh no! We were left with two options: scrap the convention altogether, or pursue alternative options. Youth Specialties usually holds three conventions in different locations across the US, perhaps the others were not yet sold out.

Well, as you may have guessed from the subject title, we were able to get tickets to a later convention. In Atlanta! This is very, very good news, as we will be able to work in a side trip to Gainesville, home to some of my 'most favoritest' people in the world!

This will be our first time reuniting with teammate Ashley since coming home from the World Race last November. (Ashley just informed me that our other teammate Rinn will be passing through the Atlanta airport only the day before we arrive on her way to South Africa... oh, so close to a full Red Team reunion!) We will also definitely be hanging with the Jacobs', and hopefully getting a tour of Adventures in Missions.

I was so disappointed when I heard San Diego had sold out, but it seems as if God has something better in store... huzzah!


caljoy said...


Bonus said...

Yeah, the Bonus was really looking forward to seeing you guys, but I'm glad you can now go see some of your other peeps. After all, I'm a whole lot more local now. We can find another time to hang out.

Enjoy Hotlanta!

Bethany said...

Ooh! How exciting! I want to go to Atlanta! I hear it's really fun to visit! Lots of old southern style!

Katherine said...

G-Dub = Gary W.

I'm sure I'll be blogging from the convention! Whoo!