ELGIN, lll. — Some flew thousands of miles to attend.
Others made 16-hour drives in church vans.
All came — from Churches of Christ in more than 20 states — to sing praises to God, play soccer and volleyball and enjoy fellowship with Spanish-speaking peers.
The recent three-day Reunión Juvenil Nacional — “national youth meeting” in English — drew about 750 young people and sponsors to a Chicago-area community center.
The Elgin Church of Christ, about 40 miles northwest of the Windy City, organized the long-planned Latino gathering. The event proceeded after two years of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bobby Ross Jr. reports with photos by Audrey Jackson.