Post-holiday youth spiritual event returns for the fifth year in a row
More than 2,000 youth and adults from across the U.S. and Canada will return to Niagara USA for the Joshua Revolution 2011 Conference beginning Dec. 27 and concluding Dec. 30. This is the fifth year in a row Niagara USA has hosted the Joshua Revolution.
"This will be the biggest attendance for the Niagara Youth Conference since Joshua Revolution returned to Niagara Falls in 2007," said Mike Chorey, director of Joshua Revolution. "This multi-denominational event is geared for young people to experience the life-changing power of Jesus Christ and to understand the great sacrifice that Jesus gave for them on the cross, which gives them the power to overcome sin and experience eternal life. We believe that one of the contributing factors of the attendance increase is that Joshua Revolution is offering the Niagara Youth Conference completely free of charge. There is no registration fee, but participants do need to register."
Throughout the four-day conference, junior and senior high school student participants attend a series of "Power Sessions" featuring speakers and worship leaders from across the country. Main speakers at this year's conference include Reggie Dabbs, one of the most sought after youth communicators; Gabriel Swaggart; Loren Larson; and Hanna Ben-Haim, a Messianic Jew who has lived in Jerusalem for more than 25 years, among others.
Niagara '11 will close with a prayer walk to Prospect Point on Dec. 30 at noon. Youth and adults will walk from the Conference Center Niagara Falls down to the river by Prospect Point, and convene together for a united time of prayer.
Over the course of the conference, the Conference Center Niagara Falls and participating hotels, including Comfort Inn "The Pointe," Sheraton at the Falls, Holiday Inn Niagara Falls, Quality Hotel & Suites at the Falls and Days Inn Hotel, will be utilized, resulting in approximately 1,200 room night reservations.
"We look forward to another successful youth conference and continued partnership with Joshua Revolution," said John Percy, president and CEO of the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation. "This annual conference provides our local tourism industry partners with an economic boost, as the attendees will spend their dollars in local restaurants, shops, attractions and this year, the Niagara Holiday Market on Old Falls Street."
Joshua Revolution is a city-reaching organization that works with the local church in assisting in evangelism, discipleship and outreach. Having been to five different cities since 2001, Joshua Revolution has reached more than 100,000 young people and adults through conferences and crusades since its inception in 1993.