There are many things that could be done on a Friday night. For example, teenagers who love Jesus could put together a big event and invite their friends to come hear their stories. That's exactly what happened on Friday, March 18th at Chanhassen High School in Minnesota.
High school students in Minnesota have gotten fired up to share their faith with there peers. About 4 years ago the first My Story event took place at Eden Prairie High School. Since then, half a dozen other schools have taken the template and run with it, creating a fun and energetic evening where Jesus is the Star of the show.
A comedian opened the show and led a few crazy games before a student band rocked a song. Next, students interviewed University of Minnesota football players who clearly shared that following Jesus is the only way to truly live. It was a privilege to then share the UniShow. Dustin tore it up on the unicycle before sharing how only a relationship with Jesus has filled the emptiness in his life and given him purpose and meaning. Then live and through video, about 8 students boldly and bravely shared their personal stories of how God has changed them. We are so proud of these students who were real and vulnerable in front of classmates and teachers whom they interact with on a daily basis. They explained how God has freed them from addictions to prescription medication, pornography and achievement. They shared that the journey isn't easy but God is with them and has given them healing, hope, joy and a burning desire to see their friends also surrender their lives to Jesus.
The night ended with youth speaker, Zane Black sharing his story, the Gospel and giving students an opportunity to respond. QR codes had been placed on the back of every seat in the theater so students could scan and fill in their responses. Turns out God was working in many hearts and 72 students responded to the call to surrender their lives to Jesus!
We are so inspired by the bold students who are stepping out and making Jesus known on their campuses.