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We arrived home Monday from our time in Peru. The Ra�ces conference went smoothly and successfully. The 220 youth leaders who participated seemed to drink in the principles that we were teaching. Nearly all of them are currently in responsable for at least one group of teens or young adults in their church or town.
This year the conference was sponsored by Compassion International -- they wanted to make sure that when the kids who are sponsored thru their program "graduate" at age 18, that the churches are able to give them significant follow-up. All Compassion Int'l programs are now run thru local churches. This new partnership between Ra�ces and Compassion Int'l is such a God thing. They have even hired a person full-time to make sure that the leaders who attended the conference, get help and follow-up as they strive to put into practice the principles they learned.