MAD games, MAD seminars, MAD talks, MAD worship, MAD food, MAD community, MAD chat,  #MAD2014, #belong

42 pillows, 42 sleeping bags, (at least) 42 cases and bags 36 young people, 6 leaders and 1 wonderful bus driver travelled together from Maynooth Community Church,  Lucan Presbyterian Church and Kilkenny Presbyterian Church to the University of Ulster, Coleraine for a weekend of worship, fellowship, fun, games and very little sleep.

The weekend was jam packed. There was no time to get bored! The theme of MAD2014 was #belong …looking at what it means to belong. Who we belong to? How do we know we belong? Duffy Robbins, a Youth Pastor from Pennsylvania was the main speaker for the weekend. His unbelievable ability to grab and hold tight to the attention of 1000 teenagers is an inspiration and a remarkable talent.

The weekend created plenty of room for  thought and discussion about what belonging actually means and looks like. It was a privilege to be just a small part of the bigger group of 1200 young people and leaders learning about and praising our one True Father!

Here’s to MAD 2015!