Southwest Region Young People's Department
Dr. Marian Hockenhull, Young People's National Director
Dr. Hugh Dell Gatewood, President, Woman's Auxiliary
Ms. Mary Hopkins, Southwest Region Youth Director
The Southwest Region is presently constituted by the following states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas.
“EXPERIENCING GOD’S BEST FOR YOUR LIFE through Abstinence, Pro-Life and GOD’s True Love”
Description: This is a very interactive and solution-oriented workshop that provides you with effective ways to avoid experiencing the problems that come with unplanned pregnancies; sexually transmitted diseases; and low-income jobs. But instead, to experience God’s Best for your life through Abstinence, Pro-Life and successful careers. (This workshop is designed for Girls ages 13 through 19.)
Presenter: Kim Wilson, Director
Sponsored by: The Loretta Johnson Global Abstinence and Pro-Life Project (www.lorettajohnson.org)
Southwest Region Youth Conference Highlights
2011 Southwest Region Youth Conference, Mobile, AL
The Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel
64 South Water Street
July 25-27, 2011
2011 Theme: Solidarity with the Savior Through His Word
TestimonialMy name is Kim Wilson and I recently led a seminar for Youth Leaders at the National Baptist Convention Southwest Region Youth Conference 2011 in Mobile, Alabama. I was so delighted to receive the invitation from the Director, Sister Mary Hopkins, and very thankful for the opportunity... I was pleased to see so many Christian Leaders committed to teaching our youth how to excel both in mind and spirit. And I believe this event was a blessing to the youth in attendance and helping them to live as committed Christians who will shape our communities, our cities, our nation and our world to honor Jesus Christ.
Again, I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the Southwest Region Youth Conference 2011 and would welcome the chance to continue to be of help to The Woman’s Auxiliary to the National Baptist Convention, USA, Incorporated. And I am confident that the Southwest Region Youth Conference will continue to do even greater things for our youth and our Lord Jesus Christ!
God bless you always and abundantly!
Because of Christ,
Kim Wilson, Director and Founder
The Loretta Johnson Global Abstinence and Pro-Life Teenagers Project
121 Ardenlee Drive, Peachtree City , Georgia 30269
Cell Phone: (678) 491-8583
SW Youth Conference Prayer BreakfastDr. Zee Anderson Barron Prayer Breakfast 2011
Celebrate our youths with the theme "Solidarity with the Savior through his word" II Tim. 3:16. Sister Briana Bell from Alabama presided the program which started with a spirit filled song selection "I am on the Battle Field, for my Lord". A recitation of the 121st Psalm, a prayer and a lovely welcome concluded the devotion by all youths from Alabama.
The memorial prayer was done in remembrance of Sister Dessie Anderson, East Mississippi, and Sister Jackie Gordon, Texas. Both were dedicated youth directors who passed this year. There were other names called who served in their state as district youth directors who has also passed on.
Mrs Mary Hopkins, our Southwest Regional Director greeted everyone with uplifting and encouraging remarks to our young people. As this Prayer Breakfast begin a great Youth Conference on the morning of July 25th, 2011.
After a delicious breakfast was served, Briana Bell reflected on the legacy of Dr. Zee A. Anderson Barron because her works for the youths of the National Baptist Convention USA was truly being in Solidarity with the Savior. Teaching all youths and children to come to Jesus. By training a child while he is young to have a relationship with him.
The Prayer Breakfast ended with prayers from all youths in the Region from all the Southwest States. Each youth volunteered and said sincere prayers for whatever issues were on the list of prayer request. Mrs Hopkins stated "The Prayer Breakfast was truly a Blessing, just to see the youths walk up voluntarily and Pray so intently was the highlight to a great beginning for the Conference".
CIRCLE OF PRAYER, PRAYER REQUEST
PRAY FOR OUR YOUTHS TO KNOW THE LOVE OF GOD (JOHN 3:16)
PRAY FOR OUR YOUTHS AND THEIR SELF ESTEEM (2 CORINTHIANS 5:17)
PRAY FOR THE SALVATION OF OUR YOUTHS (ISAIAH 12:2)
PRAY FOR OUR YOUTHS TO KEEP THE FAITH (ROMANS 10:17)
PRAY FOR WISDOM (JAMES 1:5)
PRAY FOR YOUTH AND SELF CONTROL (PHILIPPIANS 4:13)
PRAY AND SEEK THE WILL OF GOD (COLOSSIANS 1:9-23)
Click here to download Prayer Breakfast Program
2010 Southwest Region Youth Conference Highlights
July 26 - 28, 2010 - Pine Bluff, Arkansas
By: Henry Shringfellow Jr.
To Pastor Banks, Rev. Johnson, officers, and members. I would first like to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to attend the 2010 secession of the Southwest Youth Regional Conference held in Pine Bluff Arkansas July 26th - 28th. This was my third time attending the conference, and even though the number of participating delegates have decreased, the spirit and excitement of the conference is still alive and well. This years theme was Solidarity With the Savior taking for 1st Corinthians 3:9.
We arrived in Pine Bluff around seven that Monday morning. After settling we prepared ourselves to attend the general assembly. These assemblies were a chance to participate in praise and worship through song, dance, and speaking. They were lead by different youth officers representing there individual state conventions. Devon Pruitt was the representing officer for East Mississippi, and did an excellent job of engaging the audience by getting them excited about praising the Lord. At the conclusion of the assembly we were then directed to or classes.
The class I chose was How to Reach, Teach, and Maintain Children and Youth Biblically taught by Dr. Lorenzo Carter, Pastor of the Center Ridge Baptist Church Shubuta, Ms. We explored the major steps needed to help impact children and youths moral excellence.
The first step in reaching this group is thought effective communication. We teach them by relaying the truth of God’s word each and every chance that we get. Finally were able to maintain children and youth by being good role model to them; a model of truth. If we as adults can do these things faithfully, young people will then be giving the best thing they could ever wish for, a life that is pleasing to the Father.
The afternoon assembly began at 1:30. Praise and worship was administered by the Alabama State Convention, which was followed by a Directors March and Award Ceremony. The assembly ended with a mediation on the theme by Rev. Rene Brown pastor of the Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, La. Children and youth were then dismissed to attend their afternoon activities. The Evening assembly took place at the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Pine Bluff which featured Parade Of States, and the Official welcome program.
Tuesday, after the morning assembly, classes, and activities, we attended a field trip to the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. Some features of the tour included a film on the Campaign of President Bill Clinton, a time line on the achievements of President Clinton during his tenure in the White House, a replica of the oval office as he left it, and plus many more fascinating and educational exhibits. From there we traveled back to Pine Bluff. Tuesday’s events were conclude with wedding of the rose pageant, in with a representative from East Mississippi was crowned the winner.
On Wednesday, the conference ended with one last assembly. After praise and worship, are own Cortez Moore participate in a mime presentation. He did and excellent job, and really represented with a dynamic performance. Christiana Slone then preformed with the youth choir and did a remarkable job of representing not only East Mississippi, but New Hope as well. The 2010 Southwest Youth Regional conference was concluded with Pastor Barron Banks giving one final mediation on the theme. He spoke of Affirmation of the Savior, Proclamation of the Savior, and Celebration of the Savior. All needed to be in true Solidarity With the Savior.
I once again would like to thank New Hope for the opportunity to have attended this years Southern Regional Youth Conference. It was an unforgettable experience, and am truly grateful for the chance to have been apart of it. I also thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we journeyed there and back, they were greatly needed and appreciated. I looked forward for the opportunity to represent East Mississippi, and New Hope on next year.
Henry Shringfellow Jr.