The radiance of Marbella’s beauty was made even more glorious, as the young watchers of the Pentecostal Missionary CHURCH OF CHRIST 4th Watch) Europe District gathered together for one reason – to exalt God. On its 5th year, the Youth Conference started off with striking performances from the locale churches in Spain – Barcelona, Madrid and of course the host for this event, Marbella. To officially welcome and inspire the youth delegates for this annual event, a video presentation was presented during the opening service. This year’s guest speaker was the Western Pacific Area Coordinator, Pastor Galli Concepcion. He expounded the theme, “Engaging in the End-Time Battle as Young Soldiers of CHRIST” from Philippians 1:26-27. His powerful message touched on the topic of the qualities of a young soldier of Christ.
The second day of the Youth Conference began at five o’clock in the morning, where the delegates gathered in the hall to render their prayers unto God. Following the devotion was a seminar highlighting the qualities of a good soldier of Christ as preached by the guest speaker. After lunch, the youth participated in a mass rally full of fun and energetic activities such as volleyball, cheering and other energetic activities. The event that followed was another seminar, ministered by the Europe District Coordinator, Pastor Violy Concepcion, emphasizing the significance of the 4th Watch Culture. Dedication Night immediately follows, as it features a documentary film, which reminded the delegates of the great need of responding in God’s work in the end-time. Afterwards, a very inspiring song of praise was rendered by the MBS Europe Extension Students. Pastor Galli Concepcion once again rendered a compelling message, encouraging each of the young watchers to dedicate their lives for God’s work. Following this message, the youth were given the opportunity to decide their dedications and draw closer to God through prayer.
The final day of the Youth Conference was the Grand Worship, opening with joyful and spiritual songs unto the Lord. Songs of Praise were rendered by the youth choirs of Marbella, Barcelona, Madrid and United Kingdom. The offertory message was delivered by the Head Minister of Marbella, Bro. Noemel Muncada. The message was again ministered by Pastor Galli Concepcion, spiritually renewing and edifying the congregation. Shower of talents followed after the Grand Worship, where the youth glorified God through the great and wonderful vocal and dancing talents that He has so generously given to them. It is clear that God has once again, poured out His grace and his strengthening to each of the youth delegates of Europe in this awe-inspiring event. (R. Sotero)