Sunday, July 13, we had a Gospel event in the early afternoon on our main stage at the Festival. Our team shared music, Korean dances and drumming. Dustin rode a few unis and he and the pastor to the Parliament of Switzerland gave powerful messages about salvation in Jesus.
The week continued with many great conversations and opportunities to pray with people. We both had the amazing privilege of introducing someone to a relationship with Jesus! At least 3 other adults raised their hands indicating decisions to follow Jesus during Dustin's last program, as well! Please pray that they will all continue in their new walk with God, growing in their understanding of the deep love our Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God (I John 3:1).
Along with the performances, our team blessed kids at the festival with balloons, face paint, games and stories. The hospitality team served cookies and drinks to passersby and drinks and sandwiches to vendors. This was an especially neat ministry since sometimes vendors are less than pleased to hear our message of God's love repeatedly each night and they sometimes complain about our music. We want to show them it is the greatest message ever told that will change their eternity if they open their hearts to God.
It was great to see our Syrian friend Jamal who was the inspiration for the RefugeRide. Taking our lead, he has done bike rides around Switzerland to also raise funds and awareness for Syrian refugees and plans to do more this year. Please pray that he will continue to open his heart to God and also for his family and friends in Syria who are living in incomprehensible circumstances.
All in all our team was able to pray with 25 people who surrendered their lives to Jesus during this outreach! Thousands heard the truth and we know God is at work in those seeds scattered.
|Dustin and Jamal.|
|The 2014 Regeneration team!|
|Dustin and a new brother in Christ!|
|Luzanne's amazing ribbon dance lighting up the skies!|
|Katie and family we have connected with the past 3 years at the festival.|
|Beautiful Korean dance!|