INDIANAPOLIS – More than 600 youth and 70 adult volunteers participated in the 2014 Love Rocks Bishop’s Youth Rally, Saturday, March 8 at First United Methodist Church in Noblesville. Featured artists included Gracie Schram, 737, Matt McCoy and Moriah Peters. As usual, Indiana Bishop Mike Coyner answered questions put to him by the participants. IU or Purdue? “My wife and I met at Purdue and have been married 44 years,” Coyner responded.
On a question about how to be close to God: Coyner said we need to pray daily, read the Bible and talk with other Christians about being drawn closer to God. He said, “at the end of a day, I journal and pray about the day.” He also said he was in a covenant group with other bishops. “We prayerfully read Scripture.”
He closed with good words about United Methodist-related Africa University in Zimbabwe, Africa. He sees in the university the future of Africa as it trains the future leaders of Africa. He also commented on Sierra Leone, where he had spent the previous week, and the importance of education which Hoosiers provide through Operation Classroom, where we help ten schools that have 80 kids to a classroom. “Education is key,” he said.