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February 2012

Charged. Rooted. United.

By Abigail Parker Herrera (SCJ)

Krin and Joy (via Skype) working to craft their address

January 19-21 I had the incredible blessing of watching Krin and Joy craft the Young People’s Address. I was really impressed watching them work. Krin Ali is 18 and from Denver, USA. Joy Bahol is 24 and from Manila, Philippines. Joy could not get a visa to be at the session in Tampa but she and Krin worked over Skype at all hours of the day. When this photo was taken, Joy had been up all night and the sun was rising in Manila as she watched each address (episcopal and laity). Even though she’d been up all night, Joy added a lot to the conversation. Krin got to give his portions of the address there in person and it was a powerful testimony to the work God is doing in his life and their prophetic word to our church.

Both Krin and Joy bring a lot of energy to this and are very excited by the opportunity to address the General Conference. They also have a lot to say. Everything will be centered around the words “Charged. Rooted. United.” How are young people in your area living out those words?

Tags: General Conference, Young Adult, Young People's Address, youth