Last night, we once again we hosted a worship evening on the 2nd floor. Special thanks to Steiger Ukraine for leading it, and bringing a solid, passionate group of youth leaders (19-27yrs old) who really encouraged everyone.
It’s cool because the various youth groups from surrounding towns are getting to know one another more as well. When you consider that only 2-3% of the population is evangelical Christian, gathering youth in these numbers has a genuine impact on the youth. It wouldn’t matter if you just ate ice cream together, they are from different villages, and very small churches. The fact that we spent 90 minutes together elevating Christ in song and prayer for one another has that much more spiritual impact.
There were +50 again, which is making it really challenging for space. I wish we could push a button, like one of those RV’s and expand the walls as needed.
The next major event is going to be on March 29 and 30, with a youth band from France and a crew of 20 (Steiger) – we will be hosting it at our downtown culture building. It seats 370 – and we have a lot of logistics to work out between now and then. More soon!
I love that there is now a collective, unified group of youth that can be inserted into a crowd (like this upcoming concert) and begin to grow in influence and momentum for the Kingdom. Please pray with us for wisdom, favor and most of the Spirit of God to awaken dead hearts to living faith in Christ.
We hope to have a video soon of our worship night, a cool guy Ivan, professional level videographer was at the event, and will be working on something for us soon!
Special thanks to our staff, in particular Lana and Alyosha who worked extra hard all night – it was quite chaotic as our small cafe gets bombarded by youth.. and everything 50% off… our regular customers weren’t sure what they walked into!
Bruce & Deb