Teens are getting ready for the world largest missions conference

By November 6, 2003

USA (MNN) — There are only 4,000 spots left. Urbana ’03, a ministry of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, is just under two months away and organizers say it’s filling up fast.

Urbana ’03’s Director Jim Tebbe says more than 16-thousand young people have already signed up for the world’s largest missions conference and they only have room for four-thousand more. Tebbe says it’s kind of a surprise. “We’ve seen that other Christian conferences have been under subscribed to, almost everyone that we know during this year. And, it looks like this won’t be the case for Urbana. We think one of the major reasons is because people really are interested in what kinds of things they can do or be a part of, and that’s what Urbana focuses on.”

Tebbe is asking people to pray in advance of the event. “Pray that the convention will fill and it will fill with the right students. Pray for the effectiveness of the convention. It really needs to be a work of God, that in our work we won’t be hindering that.”

Tebbe expects to see the conference filled by the middle of this month. If you’d like to register, go to their web site at Urbana.org.

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