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Panua is a Big Hit at UMC National Youth Conference

What an awesome reception we experienced for Panua at the Go-On Youth 2015 Conference in Orlando last week. God was touching the hearts of youth from all over the country at this UMC conference. It was a great platform for us to spread the word about Panua, Partners in Hope – the ministry partnership between our church and Trinity UMC in Naivasha, Kenya.

Panua’s three-year program transforms the lives of youth-led families through a unique blend of education, emotional/spiritual mentoring and business/vocational training.

More than 500 students and adults participated in workshops presented by Mickey Linn and Michael LeBlanc. More than 2,000 people visited our walk-through Panua Experience. Big thanks go to Bungalow Scenic Studios, Colin Murphy and his crew for making it all possible.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who spent their time helping us share this great ministry with students and adults from across the U.S. God is at work and it is truly a privilege to be part of this church which supports such a special ministry.