I know that I am Broken. I know that I need Jesus.
Youth Story started out in October 2010 as the personal online journal of Jon Allen called Just Jon's Journey. I wrote mainly of my experiences going from a high school student, with a calling into youth ministry, to being a Pastor. Mainly I still use this website as a journal to sort of keep a record of the experiences that a young youth pastor will go through. My hope is that other young pastors or even students with a calling into the ministry will find some direction or wisdom from reading my story. Other times however I try to give an extra voice to some of the youth pastors I find online that have something to say that I feel could use a bigger audience. This isn't really a website that wants to sell you anything (except carpetball tables). This site also isn't designed to give you a lesson to teach each week or anything like that. My goal for this website now is to put my thoughts out about youth culture as it is ever changing. I also want to stay focused on how God is using youth to accomplish work for his kingdom!
Today Mac, Christian and I decided to begin trading our NYC 2011 Swag! At the end of the night we decided to post here a picture of the items that we acquired! We have many multiples but it is important to note that we each only started out with our Tennessee Swag bags which include: a bag, a fan that lights up, a flash light, a Tennessee shirt, a regional shirt, a horn (The annoying ones), A Trevecca Lanyard, a towel, sunglasses and a headband. From there we acquired an amazing amount of items for which we have developed a point system and we want to share it with you. Here is the Official NYC TRADING POST! The Yum Cup: 20 Points Available in the Yum Center for $5.50 d Hawaiian Beaded Necklace: 100 Points (Took forever to get one) Trevecca Lanyard: 25 Points SNU VIP Lanyard: 50 Points West Virginia South Lanyard: 40 Points Tennessee Horn: 100 Points SWO Light-up Key-chain: 55 Points TNU Staff Beach Party T-Shirt Butler High School All Purpose Tool: 100 Points School giveaway from c