At 10 a.m. on Monday, June 27, Melissa and Alyse Neumann, along with Pastor and Katie Biebert, departed on a LONG road trip to Fort Collins, Colorado, to attend the 2016 WELS International Youth Rally at Colorado State University. After traveling through the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming, they arrived on Tuesday for the four-day event attended by more than 2,500 young people and youth leaders from across the United States and Canada.
After checking in and settling in late Tuesday afternoon, they participated in the opening service at 7:30 p.m. Pastor John Boggs preached the opening sermon, and the WELS band Koiné led in the singing of the liturgy and hymns. The night concluded with snacks, fellowship, entertainment, and evening devotions held by the individual groups. Summaries of the next two days written by the attendees will be provided here in the near future.
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