Timely Message of Hope: Kim Meeder will Deliver Keynote at Summit
Author and speaker, Kim Meeder, travels across the nation sharing powerful messages of hope and redemption. She and her husband, Troy, founded Cyrstal Peaks Youth Ranch in Central Oregon. Her message is timely as our youth struggle in the wake of school violence.
Every year, Prepare the Way Ministries brings together hundreds of youth and adults for a weekend that explores challenging questions about the Christian faith. Registration is LIVE for the Christian Youth Summit. The event will take place Friday evening and all day Saturday, March 16-17, 2018.
In addition to Dr. Jeff Myers of Summit Ministries, the other main keynote speaker will be Kim Meeder of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. She is going to give an encouraging message of hope. See some of her amazing story from their website:
“At nine years of age Kim Meeder’s life was torn apart by her parents’ murder-suicide… On the day of their funeral, Kim experienced healing that only Jesus Christ can give and unique emotional comfort through a horse.
This restorative refuge became the foundation for all that was to follow. Through the love of Jesus and a little mare, Kim’s life was saved. Redeemed by the hope of Christ, she rose through the pain and became a powerful and encouraging influence in the lives of hurting youth… Inspired by Jesus’ love, in 1995, Kim and her husband Troy transformed their 9-acre cinder quarry into a ranch for kids and Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch was born. This unique non-profit organization rescues abused and neglected horses and with the kids help, nurtures them back to health… Kim has written and released five books (Hope Rising, Bridge called Hope, Blind Hope, Fierce Beauty and Encountering our Wild God). Her books have been translated into five different languages and her radio interviews with Focus on the Family and Family Talk remain as some of the most requested shows in their broadcast history… Also, an accomplished and enthusiastic speaker, Kim has addressed audiences from home groups to mega churches, high schools to universities, women’s conferences to missionary conventions. She has spoken the Gospel of Jesus Christ to villages in the poorest nations of Eastern Europe to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C… Kim is humbled to have received multiple awards acknowledging her commitment to serve others. A few include the Red Cross Hero’s Award, the Regional Jefferson Award, the National Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award and Woman of the Year for community service.”
Registration for the Summit is free and required to attend. Just click the Eventbrite button on our web page.
For the past several years, we have offered this event for FREE in order to reach more students with the life-changing, faith-building messages delivered at the Summit. If you would like to sponsor a student(s) to attend the Summit, the real cost is $75/student. Please click here to donate and impact the faith of the next generation.
“I have NEVER been to a conference where I walked away with such great confidence that the kids I brought both gleaned truth and had fun. I have been to many many different conferences and youth events, some of them big name ones, some smaller; this was by far the most useful, spiritually uplifting youth event that I have ever been to. EVER!!!! No conference has ever (until now) provided to me or to the young kids that I minster to, the historical, scientific, logical reasons to believe in Christ. The kids I brought were blessed…” – Youth pastor
“The first year I attended the Summit in 8th grade I had no idea about the challenges I would face concerning my faith in the next four years as I entered high school…because of the Youth Summit I was prepared for challenges to my faith that came along. Having been going to the Youth Summit for the past four years, I am now more equipped than ever to stand firm in my faith as I enter into our world with a Christian worldview that has been built on a firm foundation…” – 16 year old
For more information about the yearly Christian Youth Summit, click here: www.ChristianYouthSummit.org