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Here you can find more information about the Conference Council on Youth Ministries, Holston youth events and youth leader resources.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me lauramclean@holston.org 865-293-4151

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Resurrection youth event changes lives in Costa Rica

En español The first Resurrection spiritual weekend in Costa Rica was in its final hour when the people who worked hard to make it happen could no longer hold back their emotions. They cried and embraced as they watched hundreds of young people go ...

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Cheesecakes help youth member join mission in Costa Rica

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2019) -- The boy who baked cheesecakes to raise money for a mission trip to Costa Rica will finally realize his dream. Next week, Isaac López, age 12, will join about 40 United Methodists from Holston Conference who will ...

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Teenager survives broken home through love of church

  BRISTOL, Va. (July 9, 2019) -- Nate Roark was sleeping in the same room when his father died from renal failure. "I woke up to hear him coughing his last few breaths," says Roark, who was 12 at the time.  Five years later, the 17-year-old survivor...

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Youth ministry makes memories from Cincinnati to Junaluska

July 24, 2018 Brayden Lykens will not forget the Cincinnati children who talked about hearing gunshots at night. Lindsey Kizer learned what it's like to have a “voice and a vote” at Annual Conference. Tatum Harvel was so moved by the speaker’s ...