We asked Natalie, a new believer, to describe her time at Truth 4 Youth’s conference this February. Last year, she gave her life to the Lord and, on 11 November 2014, was baptised as a believer in her Plymouth church. One year on, she gave her impressions of the 2015 Truth 4 Youth conference. She said, ‘This was my first time at Truth 4 Youth and it definitely will not be my last.
‘My journey started when I was young, when I would visit Suzie and Graham Gee in Bere Regis and help out at holiday club in Bere Regis Congregational Chapel with Frankee. However, it was not until I came to university in Plymouth that I understood I was a sinner, who fell short of the glory of God, and could only be saved by faith in Jesus Christ who died for our sins.
‘As a new Christian, Truth 4 Youth was brilliant. It was four days, filled with excellent teaching from leaders who really know the Word and have such love for the Lord. Dr Stephen Boreland took us through the parables of the kingdom (Matthew 13), along with his assistant pastor, Alan Campbell, who spoke about sharing the good news and the importance of discipleship. ‘We also had talks from Tim Palmer from New Tribes Mission, with a sermon on “How’s your appetite?”, and Philip Bell who spoke about creation. Truth 4 Youth is a great place to hear sound teaching and to be encouraged by other Christians who love the Lord’.
Natalie is studying Ocean Science at university and this summer is spending eight weeks in Madagascar on a voluntary marine conservation programme.
Graham Gee was impressed with the balance of subjects covered by the excellent team of speakers. He said, ‘They covered the main bases of the Christian faith, including evangelism, discipleship, mission and outreach, paying attention to the Christian’s devotional life and sound biblical teaching on creation. We are so grateful to God for his goodness’.
The next Truth 4 Youth conference will take place from Friday 28 – Monday 31 August this year, at which Tim Palmer of New Tribes Mission, and others, will speak.