Departing view of Seattle

Friday May 28, 2010, 175 Apostolic youth and Pastors boarded the boat for the second annual Youth Formal on the Puget Sound.

This annual event has been held for the last few years, and for the first time last year it was held on a Harbor Dinner tour boat.

We gathered and boarded the boat at 7pm, and cast off.  There were 11 churches represented by the 175 people on board.

It was again a great night and great food.  The young people seem to love this event and the chance to dress formally and take a date.

There is no program, just dinner and fellowship.

Kenneth Bow and FPC youth leader Dustin Clanton

Kenneth Bow and Preston and Cameron Reese, sons of Vaughn Reese and grandsons of Bill Burgess

The dinner cruise lasted about 2 hours.  We left at 8pm and returned to dock at 10pm.

Seattle as we returned.

It was a beautiful night.  Our young people do not go to the prom in their high schools.  We want to provide them with a night of their own with other young people that love God.

As we were leaving, I was standing on the sidewalk waiting for the Valet parking and a street bum stumbled up to me.  He was dirty, unshaved, and all eyes.  He was staring open mouthed at 175 people in tuxedos and formal dresses.  I could smell the alcohol on his breath.  He looked at me and slurred…..

“Did I miss the Academy Awards or sumpin?”

As I chuckled to myself I thought no sir, these people are the real award winners!

These young people are striving to win the ultimate award,

“Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord.”

Good job Northwest Apostolic Youth….see ya next year on the boat!

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