Jumping, Clapping and Singing 763 registered young people of the Asia-Pacific braced the cold 13* Celsius from December. 26-30, to meet at the Pooi Middle School, Inverness Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong to worship and praise God during the 15th Asia Pacific Baptist Youth Conference. Challenge on the theme to 'Soar High' from Rev. Edwin Lam, Singapore; Dr. Chu Woodping, Hong Kong; Rev. Eiji Osato, Japan; Rev. Emmett Dunn, Liberia; and Jesse Ray Porras, Philippines; was a timely reminder to stay tough in the Lord and Soar higher above all the difficulties. To soar in the strength of the Lord. To Soar on God's wings! The theme “Soar Higher” was based on the Scripture Isa. 40:30-31.
The Hong Kong Baptist Convention did a wonderful job to host the conference besides the high cost they had to bear to make the conference a success. Tireless work, timely effort and a lot of prayer has made this conference a very successful one. The 2014 Asia-Pacific Baptist Youth Conference is scheduled to be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand. A new set of officers with Vee Tetseo serving as President, David Lim, Wichai Srisud, Ashish Matthew serving as Vice Presidents and Audrey Chan serving as secretary and Treasurer respectively was installed on the last day of the conference.
27 delegates accepts Christ as their personal lord and savior.
The climax of all conference is the reaction of delegates with regards to their commitment to the Lord. The 15th APBYF organizing committee released the report that 27 delegates accepted Christ as their personal Savior, 129 recommitted their life to Christ; 34 committed to give his/her life to Christ for full-time ministry; 139 responded to learn and grow in their Christian life. The worship band 'Go-Ye Chanpuru' from Okinawa, Japan, sound system team from HK, workshop speakers, recreational team from Malaysia and most of all, the delegates contributed well to bring glory to God throughout the conference.
See you all in Bangkok 2014!