Rally Encourages Putting Faith to Work
On Friday, March 12, about 150 people from churches throughout Utah attended a statewide youth/young adult rally at the Provo church community center. Sabbath attendance at the event, titled "Motions," reached approximately 250.
Central States Conference youth director, Pastor Kymone Hinds, was the featured speaker. Christians, he said, need to be more active and deliberate in their faith and not just “go through the motions.”
"Pastor Hinds's sermonds were top notch," said Alex Yanez from the Provo church.
The weekend's messages and activities revolved around the need to do more than go through the motions of life and Christianity — to "practice what you preach." Matthew West’s song, “The Motions,” served as the theme song. Its chorus summarized the concept: “I don't wanna go through the motions; I don't wanna go one more day, without Your all consuming passion inside of me. I don't wanna spend my whole life asking, ‘What if I had given everything, instead of going through the motions?’”
After Sabbath lunch, the attendees braved the cold and snow in the neighborhood to collect non-perishable foods for the local food bank. They gathered 1,500 pounds of food.
After Hinds's final message, attendees engaged in a plethora of social activities to cultivate new friendships and enrich existing ones.
According to Wasatch Hills Pastor Darryl Priester, the weekend was a “complete success for Jesus.”