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Hello Everyone! My name is Kristine Reddington and I have the privilege of serving as the executive director for EC19!

I am thankful to be given this opportunity to serve at the conference that I love so dearly. EC has a very special place in my heart. When I was trying to figure out what to do after college, ec14 was the place that gave me the faith to take a step towards becoming a campus minister with InterVarsity (which is what I do now). When I look back, there are many ways in which I have been able to take a step forward because of EC. Of course, EC wasn’t the only thing; the process before and after EC was also very important. But it is so clear to me that God has used this conference called EC in my life and in the same way, He continues to use this conference for others. I am in awe of the things that He does through this conference.

With that, I would like to share with you the theme for this year. After much thought, we decided on
    Trust...~In Every Situation~
As I was thinking about something that is important for returnees, what I wanted was for them to become people who “look to God in every situation.”
As we go through life, we experience many things. After returning to Japan, we may encounter difficulties that cause us to question the power of the Gospel. But whatever we go through, the God we serve does not change. In any situation, God continues to be good to us and because of that, we are able to look to Him in every situation. Together, we will learn what it looks like to look to God even in our weaknesses, and to continually put our hope in God. I am so excited to see what God is going to do for each one of us at this EC.