2013 Southwest Regional Youth Conference Photographs

Message from Regional Director Hopkins:



All PRAISE , HONOR AND GLORY TO GOD FOR BLESSINGS AND MERCIES HE BESTOWED ON THE SOUTHWEST REGION YOUTH CONFERENCE !!! WE OFFER THANKSGIVING AND PRAISES TO GOD FOR A SPIRITUAL AND LIFE CHANGING CONFERENCE! TO EVERY YOUTH, DIRECTOR,  COUNSELOR, PARENT,PASTOR AND LEADER, I SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!!!!!!!!!    TO  OUR HOST PASTOR, REV.NELSON FARMER AND THE PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH; TO OUR HOST DISTRICT BAPTIST ASSOCIATION,FIRST EASTERN SHORE , AND MODERATOR,REV.MONGOMERY PORTIS, JR.; MRS.SHIRLEY SCOTT, DISTRICT WOMAN'S AUXILIARY PRESIDENT;   MS TRACIE BROWN, DISTRICT YOUTH DIRECTOR; AND LOCAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH DIRECTOR OF THE PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH,MRS. MARION TOLBERT, A GREAT THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  OUR HOST COORDINATOR,MS.JEAN TOLBERT AND THE LOCAL STEERING COMMITTEE WORKED  UNTIRINGLY TO MAKE  SURE THE CONFERENCE WAS SPIRITUAL AND JOYFUL . THE SOUTHWEST REGION YOUTH AND LEADERS OFFER A SPECIAL "THANK YOU ,WITH GOD'S BLESSINGS" FOR THE FOLLOWING: REV.DARIUS EVANS FOR PROVIDING  AUDIO EQUIPMENT AND MICS; MRS.MARTHA DICKENSON AND MRS.ANDREANA DICKENSON FOR COMMUNICATIONS , PUBLICITY FLYERS; FOR THE BEAUTIFUL WELCOME PROGRAMS WE THANK MRS.CAROLYN DICKENSON,MS.JOYCE TALBERT ,MS.KARMEN PHILLIPS AND MRS. FRANDREDA KINN; WE THANK MRS.MARIAN TOLBERT, MRS.SHAVONDA KYLES AND MRS. IDA DICKENSON FOR ALL THE WARM HOSPITALITY AND FELLOWSHIP THAT WAS PROVIDED.  WE WERE EXTREMELY BLESSED BY THE ATTENDANCE OF MONTREZ LEATHERWOOD OF PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH AND THE W.P.DAVIDSON HIGH SCHOOL N.J. ROTC COLOR .GUARD. A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MRS.FRANDREDA KINN FOR BEING AVAILABLE TO TAKE PHOTOS AT EACH SESSION.    OUR NAT'L YPD DIRECTOR ,MRS.MARIAN HOCKENHULL ARRIVED ON SATURDAY, AND SHE WAS GREETED BY THE TRAIL MAIDENS OF MOBILE AND MRS.JEAN TOLBERT, HER DRIVER THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE. WE THANK GOD FOR A WONDERFUL CONFERENCE. DIRECTOR HOCKENHULL AND SWRYC DIRECTOR HOPKINS ,ALONG WITH THE  GRANDS OF DIRECTOR HOPKINS--JEREMYAH,JOSHUA,AND SHELBY HOPKINS-- ATTENDED WORSHIP SERVICE WITH PASTOR FARMER AND THE PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH ON SUNDAY. THE MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED BY REV.JIMMIE BUNCH, OUR RITES OF PASSAGE LEADER FOR THE CONFERENCE. REV.BUNCH WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS. AFTER AN UPLIFTING AND WARM WORSHIP EXPERIENCE, WE ENJOYED A DELICIOUS MEAL WITH THE PROVIDENCE CHURCH FAMILY IN THEIR BANQUET AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER.I GIVE A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE EAST MISSISSIPPI BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION AND PRESIDENT, DR. CARLOS WILSON,WHO ATTENDED EVERYDAY OF THE CONFERENCE. THANK GOD FOR ALL OF YOUR UNLIMITED SUPPORT. PLEASE ENJOY THE PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CONFERENCE.

THE YOUTH LEADERS WHERE AT THEIR VERY BEST,WE WERE BLESSED TO HAVE EACH OF THE SEVEN NATL' BAPTISTS YOUTH GROUPS REPRESENTED THIS YEAR. THERE WERE THREE SUNRAYS; JADA PARSON SERVED SUNBEAM LEADER, STEPHANIE WILLIAMS AND JONETHIA HARDY SERVED AS JUNIOR RED CIRCLE LEADERS; KRISTEN BLANKS AND MYKAYLA ARNOLD SERVED AS SENIOR RED CIRCLE LEADERS; RAQUEL LAWRENCE SERVED AS YWA LEADER; CHRISTOPHER BRYANT SERVED AS CRUSADER LEADER AND WILLIAM FLOWERS, WILLIE GRIGGS,II , ALONG WITH MOSES MASON SERVED AS YENTIREMA LEADERS. THESE YOUTH LEADERS PRESIDED AND CARRIED OUT THE WORK OF THE CONFERENCE IN A ORDERLY AND CONFIDENT WAY EACH DAY.WE ARE BLESSED TO HAVE SUCH WONDERFUL YOUTH IN THE SWRYC.




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