Spending 18 straight hours at school is tough and definitely not something I do very often. Starting from taking two hours of SAT subject tests in the morning, then frantically starting to get everything set for The Game – the Fourth Annual Christian Youth Conference.
For the first time, I was working the whole time.. I wasn’t just a normal attendee. For the past few years, I have always helped out with registration and welcoming which meant I still got to be a part of the moshpit during worship. But this year was different, I worked the live video switching all day. It wasn’t a tough job, but it required concentration if I wanted to give the camera men a break and wanted to make it entertaining for the crowd.
I was so focused on the videos that I was having trouble connecting with God. It was difficult to hear God speaking to me but it gave me a different perspective. While I stood in the back, I watched one hand after another reach out to God. Listening to Carlos Choi sing and watching all my peers cry out was a special feeling. It’s amazing to see what God can do, and it was refreshing to know that I am not the only one and I have so many Christian peers around me.
For the most part it went well, and I enjoyed myself working the video switch board and I enjoyed being a bigger part in creating the event. It was a little upsetting knowing that it was the last CYC that I will be attend, but I will be praying about it and my spirit will be there in the coming years.