Sunday, June 1, 2014
Two young women from the EPA Conference will journey to the Philippines, enduring 22 hours in flight, to gather with nearly 400 other United Methodists from 34 countries at the Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly July 16-20. They will worship, pray and serve in ministry together, as they also explore and help create the future of their church.
Lauren Lomas (left), 20, of Lima UMC, and Ashley Thompson, 17, of Wharton-Wesley UMC, will join other youth, young adults and adults who work with youth at the Center for Community Transformation, a retreat center in Tagaytay, Philippines.
Lomas is a junior at Penn State University's Brandywine Campus. Thompson is a senior at Upper Darby High School. Both are longtime active members of their churches, and the two just met weeks ago for the first time.