July 18, 2012

New Orleans Day 5

Wednesday meant that there was only 2 whole days left of the conference. :( It was also the 4th of July!!

Like every morning, we went to the gathering and then did our huddles outside.
Since it was the fourth of July, after lunch we got to spend some of the day site-seeing! We took a trolley ride down about 6 blocks, then walked through a small town. We saw a cathedral, and the Andrew Jackson statue. 

The bummer thing was, that since it was sooo humid all the time... It would randomly rain for a while, then it would cool down. So after this it started down-pouring and we had to walk six blocks in the rain, getting soaking wet. Oh well, it was definitely a memory. After the rain stopped, we made it to River Walk again. This time we had about 2 1/2 hours of free time to shop! It was a blast!

Fountains outside of River Walk

That night, at the gathering they set up small stations. This is when everyone, all 5500 students could make their way to each station, and do an activity. Here's an example of one.
This was called "The Curtain". The white sheets, were long pieces of cloth. There were 3 of them, and on all of them... messages & prayers FILLED them. It was amazing to see all the praises and prayers being lifted up to our King. Truly incredible.

After the gathering that night, the worship was incredible! Kristian Stanfill (look him up) really knew how to get over 5000 teenagers pumped for Jesus. The room just overflowed with love for our God. :)

Since it was the 4th of July, we got to go see a really small show of fireworks. They had already started them when we were in the gathering, but it was still fun to see. 
Such a fun way to end the night! Plus we were all a little hyper too... haha we are teenagers!


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