May, 2012

Dear Leaders,

Our 8th Annual Girls of Purity Conference is just around the corner. It will take place August 24 & 25, 2012, at Peoria Fresh Start Church (formally Light House Church), 14185 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85381. Our theme this year is “True Beauty.”

The primary goal for this conference is to challenge young women in our churches to live a pure life. The statistics say there is no difference from Christians verses non-Christians concerning their sexual purity. Statistics say that one out of every four young ladies has a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and we need to do something to change that statistic. God has placed a burden on my heart and other Youth Leaders in our state for this Girls of Purity Conference. Our goal is to reach out to every “type” of girl in your youth, college, or young adult ministry.

Our speaker this year is Season Russo. Season is a licensed minister with the Peninsula of Florida District of the Assemblies of God. She is an anointed young woman of God who is loving and energetic with a passion in ministering on issues pertaining to young women. Season presents God’s plan and purpose for the lives of women through the Word and illustration. Season formed the successful ministry, “Petals of Purity”. Ministering the plan of God for young women with compassion and love from a life she has walked out on the path of purity. You do not want to miss hearing her speak! Jessica Owens and the Fresh Start SLM Worship Team will lead us in dynamic worship.

The conference is geared for ages 12 – to Young Adult age. We are offering age specific tracks for Junior High, High School, College/Young Adult, and a leader’s track with our guest speaker. Each group will have their own main session to talk about issues that relate to them specifically. We will also have a breakout session with “A Male Youth Pastor’s Point of View”. We want to provide these young ladies with the tools on how to stay pure.

On Saturday, during the final main session, each person at this conference will be given the opportunity to make a commitment to purity, and in turn, we will give them a gift to remind them of their commitment. We ask each leader to bring a “charge” that they have written to read over their girls who are making a commitment to purity. This would be a great time to encourage mothers, grandmothers, or any woman in your student’s life to be at the closing commitment ceremony. We want these important women in their life to be there to witness their commitment, pray over them, and make a commitment as well to help keep their student accountable.

The pre-registration cost will be $20 per person before Friday, August 10. After August 10, registration will be $30 per person. Youth Pastor and spouse will be free of charge. All other youth leaders will be charged a flat rate of $10 per person. You will also have the opportunity to pre-order the annual GOP Conference t-shirt. All registration information and the conference hotel is listed on our website at

You may contact Patricia in the Youth Department for information concerning registration at 602.343.4011, or email . And check out our website for more information at

Serving Him to Win Them,

Ann Black

Arizona District Youth Director’s Wife