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CLAY-Logo1I’m going to Saskatoon! I have never been to a Justice Camp, CLAY, Stronger Together or a major youth gathering of any sort. I have been to lots of “adult” church stuff around the country and in my home Diocese but never specifically for youth.  While Christian Harvey and crew work tirelessly getting ready for Justice Camp in Peterborough Aug 19-24th, the rest of the National Youth Initiatives Team is gearing up for CLAY in Saskatoon. The Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth gathering. How awesome!

You have to remember I’m old for a youth leader (well I think I am) and have little training so this is an experience that I’m thrilled to be part of. I didn’t get to do anything like this when I was young and never had the opportunity as I grew into a youth leader.  I am looking forward to learning, listening and sharing in the time that this huge group of young people are together.  As the Hyperlink: CLAY 2012 website says, “Provoke. Poke. Invoke. Love. Gather. Guide.” What an opportunity to join with both the Lutheran and Anglican youth and their leaders. Home teams, bible studies, leadership, fun and friendship. So I will wait for August……not overly patiently, but I will wait…

Laura Walton

About Laura Walton

Laura Walton is part of the Youth Initiatives Team for the Anglican Church of Canada. She is the half time youth minister at All Saints', Collingwood and has a private counselling practice in the area as well. As the mom of 2 teenagers, a Preacher's Kid, and long time volunteer in the Diocese of Toronto Laura has worked in the field of youth and children's ministry on the ground floor level for many years. Laura has a love for sports, music and challenging the status quo which she brings to her work in youth and children's ministry.
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