2019 LCMS National Youth Gathering  July 11-- July 15

Minneapolis Convention Center  & US Bank Stadium

LCMS National Youth Gathering theme is based on Psalm 46.

About the Gathering

Held every three years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God's people to learn more about Jesus Christ, the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity.  During the five days of the Gathering, youth spend time together in God's word, worship, service, and fellowship with others from across the Synod.  This event is organized by LCMS Youth Ministry in St. Louis, MO.

 "Through the gift of faith, we know our God to beal and present with us in daily troubles, fears and joys," said the Reverend Mark Kiessling, director of LCMS Youth Ministry.

Left:  Ashley & Margie (Chaperone/Mother) Peterson at the Youth Gathering.

Right:  Attendees represented 19 countries around the world.

Ashley signs a backpack.

 L-R:  Margie and Ashley (in front) wearing her Real. Present. God. long sleeve shirt.

Ashley's backpack--Backpacks were given to all who attended the Youth Gathering.

Left:  Puzzle pieces key fob's were made by Ashley and given to those who attended the Youth Gathering.  Small gifts were made by many of the youth and given to those who attended the gathering.

Right:  Ashley & Margie at the "Spoke Folk" booth.  Through biking, music, and community, Spoke Fold trains youth how to be missionaries in their daily lives while sharing the love of Jesus with those they meet on the road and in congregations they visit on tour.

 Minneapolis Convention Center

(Day Venue)

US Bank Stadium

(Evening Venue)

Left:  Bertha Morning (speaker at the gathering) poses for a picture

with Ashley.

Right:  Summary of the fruits of the servant events in which the

Youth Gathering 

attendees participated.

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