"Be" Epic West Coast Conference
This might’ve been the largest conference we’ve hosted yet on the West Coast! We had over 500 people in attendance at the DoubleTree Hotel in Anaheim, CA! We always look forward to Epic Conference because we get to see friends like our East Asia Summer Missions team (below) again and being with students and staff all over the West Coast and Hawaii gives us pictures of God’s present and future work that we sometimes miss in our day-to-day lives. Plus, there are always exceptional speakers, worship bands, seminars, and the Day of Faith!
Whitney led a seminar with her friend and fellow Epic staff, Zach Yee, on embracing ethnic identity! It was a packed room with over 130 people there wanting to understand a little bit more about God’s plan to use our ethnic identities to establish His Kingdom here on earth. We also compiled a small list of resources for people to start getting to know their stories at their own pace. If you’d like to see some of the resources for yourself, let us know! We’d love to send it to you!
Larry drove a group of students during the Day of Faith to the Asian Garden Mall in Westminster, CA—affectionately known as “Little Saigon.” Students and staff in small groups descended upon over 20 locations in Orange County to get to know people through big questions like: “If you were to die tomorrow, what would you do today?” Through these questions we had over 800 conversations and 12 men and women came to know the Lord!! We celebrated the Lord’s work—not just people coming to know Him, but the brave choices everyone made by caring for strangers in hearing their stories—by throwing balloons in the air!