Each year at Leadership Training for Christ one of the other big events for our family has been Speech. There are separate divisions for girls and guys. The kids compete in their age bracket and with in their gender. If any of the young ladies are uncomfortable speaking with men in the audience the men are politely asked to wait outside.
Each of the McDermott youth did a fantastic job! Many of them have competed together for the last eight years. It was great to see each of them in the audience encouraging each other.
Mr. Cooner the gentleman in the top photo with the kids has been our speech coach for the last ten years and the kids adore him. He works with Hope for Haiti's Children and I wouldn't be surprised to see some of these kids head that direction to do mission work with him.
This year's LTC theme was 'Make Him Known' from the book of Acts referring to the great commission and the spreading of the gospel.
“I have made you a light for the Gentiles,
that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”