Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Count It Right Festival North Africa

What a privilege to again partner with such an amazing, competent, organized, servant-hearted group in North Africa.  This was our 5th year participating in the Count It Right Festival and those we serve with have become dear friends.

We did 8 shows, 6 at a one-of-a-kind conference center in the middle of the desert.  Facilities include a high and low ropes course, swimming pool, inflatables, food court, soccer field, basketball court and numerous performance options.  Performers included: Team Faith motocross jumpers and flippers, Brock Gill Illusionist, Richard Hight chalk artist, Brazilian jujitsu team, Puerto Rican Chagy the Clown, Crossfire basketball demos, Team Xtreme strong men, skate legend Eddie Elguera with a skate and bmx demo team and unicyclist Dustin Kelm's UniShow!  It was quite an event!

Over 10,000 people attended the festival each day and thousands made decisions to give their lives to Jesus each day!  Super exciting!  The instant impact God made on people's lives, freeing them from their bondage amazed us.  After surrendering their lives to Jesus, people would empty their pockets of drugs, cigarettes, etc, demonstrating the freedom they just discovered in Christ!  Please pray with us that all these people who found Jesus continue to live in His freedom and power!

Praying with people after each show was a highlight.  So many hurts and concerns that are so real and heavy in people's lives.  As we prayed and their tears flowed we know Jesus was at work doing what only He can do!      
Our last 2 shows were at the Cave Church.  It's always a crazy time but special to bring a message of hope to this area.  Our second show was delayed due to a rare but short rain storm.  The kids went wild in the rain and took over the stage for a while running around and playing as we waited it out.  They hadn't seen rain in a while!

Thanks for traveling with us through your prayers as we proclaim Truth, Hope and Love!