THE Assemblies of God church in Jeffreys Bay hosted a youth conference in Pellsrus last week.
The conference themed “My Identity” was aimed at helping young people faced with an identity crises, and to encourage them to follow their own identities.
Various sessions and talking points on the programme was aimed at reassuring young people it is good to be different.
The youth were encouraged through scripture reading, and by speakers who shared their stories.
The highlight of the conference was the live concert on Saturday featuring various groups performing including Soulstone Band, Chosen Generation, Assemblies of God Mass Choir, Cleo and Twila Solomon and local youth groups from Jeffreys Bay.
The owners of Soulstone Production who organised the event, Rochey Walters and Richard Burns, said the event was effective and direct.
Walters said he was happy with the turnout. “Everyone enjoyed themselves and learnt something.”
Burns said he witnessed people transform during the conference. “Our goal was to see people change for the good and we are happy to be part of an event like this,” he said.
During the conference many young people made the decision to turn their lives over to God. Their decision was hailed by event organisers and others in attendance.
The church will be offering group sessions to follow up on the youth who choose to change their lives.
Cindy Jacobs said; “It was amazing to witness these life changing events. Things can only get better from here.”