Kansas City updates


Arise and shine, it’s time to go. All are ready early-we’re out of here by 4:05, yes that is AM.

Zoom to the airport.

Zoom through security, well, maybe not zoom, but we made it ok.

Zoom through the air. Maybe nap on the plane, maybe not.

Zoom by Super Shuttle to the hotel. Great hotel, only about a mile from the convention center.

That’s ok, most of us are young.

Walk, register, walk. Eat lunch. Maybe nap in the afternoon, maybe not.


Walk, prayer walk.

Worship-sing and clap as a great multitude of kids.

Listen and think-that’s getting harder. We have been awake a long time.


Hmm, the fitness app says 10 miles. Who would have guessed.

Sleep, ahhh. Dream.

…Kansas City, Kansas City here we come…we might take a plane, we might take a train, if we have to walk we’re going just the same…going to Kansas City, Kansas City here we come…



The first full day of convention started off with morning worship and a sermon brought to us by Isaac Villegas, a friend of Pastor Jordan. Isaac helped us continue our study of the life of Jesus with a message centered around the breaking of bread Jesus shared with his disciples. Seminar topics for the day included happiness, David and Goliath, sexual themes in advertising, Jesus, sports, science, faith and more. During dinner we enjoyed watching a storm (including a rainbow) pass over the city as we feasted on burritos and flautas at the local Mexican restaurant. The evening worship felt intimate as author Michele Hershberger invited us to rest “in the place between easy answers and despair” as we continue our walk with Jesus.

Overall, Wednesday was a success! There were many songs, bagels, belly laughs, free t-shirts and coffee spills. We will all sleep well tonight!




The day started off with another great worship set with a wonderful combination of different styles of music ranging from classic hymns to original songs by the worship leader. The message from Lesley McClendon was about recognizing that there is a purpose in the process of grieving and questioning God during very painful times. The afternoon consisted of more seminars about anger, Mennonite identity, and many others. Some youth and youth leaders also sat in on the delegate session about the forbearance resolution. The day ended with a trip to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, aka the Midwest version of Hershey Park.


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