Student turns LIFT into her birthday party

Published on November 8, 2017

On Friday 22 September Message Wales hosted LIFT, a youth outreach event held each term. It was amazing to see around 350 youth gather at Freedom Church in Cardiff, with around 55 young people making decisions for Christ. Mike Thomas, our Eden Bus Manager for Wales, shares his favourite story from the night.

‘About three weeks before the event our church only had three young people confirm that they were coming to LIFT. That is until one of our youth got involved. Emma (her name has been changed for the purpose of this article) discovered that the event was happening on her birthday, so she decided to make LIFT into her birthday party and invited all of her friends – even those who had never been to church.

Thanks to Emma, we brought 22 young people to the event. We were excited and surprised to say the least. An evangelist in the making, Emma wanted to share Jesus with her friends more than she wanted to enjoy cake or to receive gifts. At the end of Ben Jack’s message, Emma’s best friend responded to the gospel and was overwhelmed by the power and love of Christ. Now that’s what I call a great birthday party!’

Be sure to join us for our upcoming LIFT events! LIFT is back in Cardiff on 9 February 2018. Also on 10 February 2018 LIFT, for the first time ever, is heading to Newport!

For more information about LIFT contact Megan Barrett at or on 02920512247.