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Mississippi College Hosts Youth Evangelism Challenge

December 4, 2008

About 1,900 students from churches all over the Magnolia State are headed to Mississippi College for the Youth Evangelism Challenge in late December.

Worship, music, speakers and an art demonstration called the Splat Experience led by artist Marc Eckel are all part of the program at the A.E. Wood Coliseum on the Clinton campus Dec. 29-30.

Conference speakers include Robbie Robinson, a youth pastor from Franklin, Tenn. and Jon Daniels, a pastor at Country Woods Baptist Church in Hinds County. Worship will be led by the Tom Edwards Band of Clinton.

The Mississippi Baptist Convention Board is sponsoring the conference at MC. The pre-registration cost is $10 per person. Registration after Dec. 19 will cost $15. Church-goers from Olive Branch to the Gulf Coast, and some from neighboring Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee and Louisiana plan to attend the annual event at MC.

The two-day program begins at 1 p.m. on Dec. 29. Registration forms can be found on-line at www.mbcb.org or by contacting the Evangelism Department of the Jackson-based Mississippi Baptist Convention Board at 601.292.3278 or jellis@mbcb.org. Don Lum is director of evangelism at MBCB.

While evangelism is taking place at schools, hospitals, churches and Sunday School classes all over the state, an estimated 1.2 million people in Mississippi say they have no personal relationship with Jesus Christ, Baptist leaders say.

PHOTO: Jon Daniels of Country Woods Baptist Church

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