As we all gathered to celebrate the start of a new decade and ring in the new year, over 65,000 youngsters from around the world gathered in the U.S. to celebrate something they were all passionate about – their faith.
The Passion 2020 conference saw more than 65,000 people aged between 18 and 25 years old gather in Atlanta over three days to celebrate the new year and their Christian faith.
Christians gathered from around the world
Tim Tebow, Ravi Zacharias, Christine Caine, Levi Lusko, John Piper and Sadie Robertson featured as speakers at the event, held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, according to Fox News.
Uniting young Christians from across the U.S. with the those from 81 other countries, the event was more than a New Year’s Eve party, according to organizers.
“Passion exists to see a generation leverage their lives for what matters most … To live in such a way that their journey on earth counts for what is most important in the end,” the Passion 2020 website said.
“Passion is more than a conference. More than an event. More than a feeling. Passion is you and me saying goodbye to lesser things and saying yes to Jesus, the One whose name is above every name.”
Organizers plant to used the money raised from the conference this year to help translate the Bible into different languages.
Translated the Bible for the deaf
“We’re not simply keepers of the light, but we are carriers of the light of Jesus to the world,” Louie Giglio, founder of the conference, told Fox News. “One of the practical ways that we can carry that light to the world is to participate in the goal of Scripture translation.”
Last year, more than $400,000 was raised to translate the Bible for the deaf.
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