Youth from local church attend youth gathering Local youth joined 35,000 believers at the Louisiana Superdome, July 28 through Aug. 1, for the National Lutheran Church of the Missouri Synod Youth Gathering.
Songs of praise, stories of faith, inspirational speakers and Bible passages filled the air for 100-plus hours. The young Christians were informed about the world they face and how, with the help of God, they can take it on, and change it.
Through the gathering's theme, the search for "Higher Ground," the participants learned that all you have to do is look to the cross, cling to the cross � for that is the only safe ground.
The theme song best sums up the mindset of the young people: "Rain on, I will not drown, I'm standing firm on higher ground."