I’m both thrilled and honored to be part of the Youth Specialties leadership team and joining over 2,000 youth workers in San Diego this weekend.

The attendance is up over 40% and there’s great anticipation in the air as youth workers gather from around the world at the first of two national conventions (#2 is in Atlanta in November–still time for great prices).

Yesterday Cathy & I taught a Ministry & Marriage workshop that we will finish up today. The first General Session starts at 1pm and there’s a very creative opener that I’m excited to see (I’m actually in it, but we taped it earlier and now I get to see if it works).

I’ll be snapping a bunch a photographs on my camera throughout the weekend and sending them via my Twitter feed. I’ll try to do some weekend blog updates, but “try” is the accurate word as my day starts early and goes late. I’m teaching four new workshops, participating in 5 General Sessions, and speaking in 1…so, it’s a long, but rewarding weekend.

It’s going to be a blast! Lots of friends here and a few I REALLY wish were here to enjoy this ministry together (KG, JT, NM).

Please pray for this event!