Today, we awoke to a very similar breakfast of doughnuts. We have some of the best adults, and a few of them decided to go to Einstein Bagels and get us some bacon, egg, and cheese bagels. They were much better than just sweets. We went from there to the second service with Reggie Dabbs. He told a few very touching stories about being broken. The service ended with "broken" students going to the altar to pray and be prayed for.
We crawled directly from the service to lunch in the KICC. I say crawled because we went much too slow in much too high heat to call it walking. Lunch today was a BBQ sandwich, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, grapes, and a cookie. After lunch we hung out in the exhibit hall until our workshops.
The students were allowed to explore different workshop options, and we were represented in quite a few different workshops. Students gained a new point of view for many of the topics presented. After some downtime, we went to the KFC Yum! Center for dinner. I would not suggest trying to feed 6,000+ people out of concession stands around a basketball arena. The line for Taco Bell was probably 40 yards long. Taco Bell just isn't that good.
After eating, we waited for service to start. Francis Chan spoke on the promises Jesus makes in the bible. (See John 3:16 and then John 14:12). Starfield led the conference in an a capella version of "Amazing Grace" and brought back a tradition from NYC 2007: the benediction song. This time it was with newly-written lyrics.
We had another hour or so of fun in the Exhibit hall before coming back to our meeting room for a few dozen doughnuts.
Our fourth session is in the morning with Brooklyn Lindsey, and we eat on the Belle of Louisville for lunch.