“The national youth event was an experience that teaches you so much while having fun. It brings light to the things going on in our church communities as well as the things going on around the world. The NYE 2016 in Disney was an eye opening lesson teaching all youth to make a change in what you believe in. It taught us to say what’s on our mind and it doesn’t matter your age, race, or background to be able to make a small change in a worldwide or even small problem. As we got to listen to many speakers about their journeys and obstacles they faced in their everyday life, I learned that I can achieve anything if I try.
Other than being able to make a change I also learned that within the Christ Church youth we all have God in us and want to help other people and make a change in our own community in Norristown. As we spent the trip in Florida together we bonded and learned many new things about each other although we have grown up by each other’s sides we have created many more memories and are thankful to share them with the church through our pictures and stories.
The food at the NYE was… unique. We enjoyed our rooms and made many many memories in them. The girls room was the “party” room because the boys’ rooms were simply too messy. The last night we all gathered in our room and watched Americas Got Talent and cupcake wars to end our last night. There was a lot of “pokemon go” played and fun piggy back races in the middle of the halls. We went to the pool every night and Andrew even showed the belly floppers how it’s really done. We ate giant hamburgers and over all had lots of laughs and good times.
The National Youth Event was an amazing experience and I’m thankful that the church made it possible for us to go and learn many things to bring home and share.” -- Hannah Evanik