The Triennial Urbana Missions Convention gathered about 17,000 people, mostly college students, for information and inspiration about missions. The CRC was well represented with more than 50 taking advantage of our travel grant and quite a few others who didn't hear about it. We also had three booths. CRWM, Calvin Seminary and World Renew were there. In addition the new Mideast peace and reconciliation of CRWM called Hope Equals made its debut. Hundreds of interested convention goers visited.
In addition, Ruth Padilla DeBorst, CRWM missionary in Costa Rica, was one of the plenary speakers. Her address can be seen on the Urbana website. It was a great occasion for young adults to get in tune with God's heart for the nations.
If you attended, what did you think? How did your experience at Urbana change your understanding of God's global mission and your place in it? If you missed it, plan now for Urbana 2012.