After Christmas, Christopher left to go to an Intervarsity Christian Fellowship conference in St. Louis. It was a missions conference that was pitched to him at his church as an opportunity for involvement. Three other college students from his church and a chaperone went. There were 16,000 students in attendance. There was worship, Bible study, seminars and opportunities to learn about mission work. The conference ended New Years Eve with communion and worship. Most all of their time was spent at the conference but they did take some time out go up the Gateway Arch.