Students Alive! kicked off the 2019 conference at Soteria Church in Des Moines, Iowa. They began the evening by worshiping the Lord through song, followed by a message from Mark Davis (vice president for enrollment and student life at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary). Mark spoke from James 4:13–17 and showed students that God’s will is often not the same as theirs and that they must trust the Lord and seek His will even at the expense of their own. Afterward, students split into groups for discussion about how they could apply this truth to their own lives. To end their first evening together, the students enjoyed root beer floats, fellowship, and fun in the gym playing basketball. Already, connections are forming and students are being encouraged through God’s Word.