In recent years, Regeneration has become part of a larger collaboration called Open Up which includes a group from England who minister to kids and parents each day of the Festival through games, bouncy castles and conversations. Also in Open Up is a key partner who has a permanent Kiosk by the Lake where Bibles and Christian literature are available in many languages all year long and is a great spot during the Festival for performances, witnessing and to get the cheapest cold bottled beverages at the Festival.
This year, Regeneration again hosted a team of nearly 100 people from dozens of nations who took to the streets of the Festival to share the hope and love of Jesus with attendees and vendors. Each evening from 1-13 July 2018, a hospitality team provided refreshments, smiles and a listening ear. The evangelism team roamed the festival praying for people and leading them to Jesus. A children's team painted faces and blew balloons. The performance team shared music, unicycling, dance, drumming, acrobatics, clowning, mime, drama, slam, spoken word and testimonies with the crowds who gathered.
In all, our group presented 126 performances for over 15,000 people, had conversations about God with 870+ people and prayed for 442 of them, handed out 134 Bibles and 1,460 drinks, and saw 24 people give their lives to Jesus and one was even baptized right there in Lake Geneva!
Please pray for each seed scattered to grow! Especially pray for a lady from Iran who surrendered to Jesus after hours of conversation with a team member. She could face the death penalty if she returns home as a Christian. Pray for protection, wisdom, fellowship, and growth for our new sister in Jesus!
|Some of Dustin's faithful fans came to every show. Filipino and Indian workers caring for an elderly woman vacationing with her family from Saudi Arabia.|
Lausanne is the VERY FIRST YWAM training location established in 1969 and has historical significance in our personal lives as well. Katie's parents served here in the early '70s and were discipled here as new believers. It is amazing to be following in their ministry footsteps through a continued partnership with this YWAM base!