Christian Chronicle

Saving souls in Sin City

Las Vegas’ inaugural Lads to Leaders convention brings together Christian youths and adults.

By Bobby Ross Jr. | The Christian Chronicle

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — When Tyler Yeager, a fourth-grade teacher in northern Arizona, told colleagues he was going to Las Vegas for the weekend, they voiced surprise.

His friends know he’s a Christian and active with the High Country Church of Christ in Show Low, Ariz.

But Yeager, 23, didn’t make the 400-mile drive to gamble at a casino or attend a concert by a big-name singer.

Instead, the volunteer youth minister — along with five children, preacher Howard Odom and 14 other adults from the rural congregation — trekked to Sin City for an event focused on saving souls.

Bright lights, meet the Christian youth leadership training program known as Lads to Leaders — or “L2L,” as it’s often shortened.

“Vegas has a reputation, but it’s just another place that needs evangelism, and it’s a great central location,” Yeager said. “It’s great to see things like this appearing on the West Coast … so we don’t have to move out to Tennessee.”

Read the full story.

This story appears in the June edition of The Christian Chronicle.

%d bloggers like this: