What a week it’s been as we wrapped up our three week No More Knives Tour with an epic gig where over 500 young people gathered for a night of music from our bands and the gospel.
As Sammy from SoulBox told young people about the love and hope Jesus offers them, 232 young people responded to the gospel and are already getting plugged in to discipleship with local churches!
The gig comes at the end of three weeks of schools mission right across Blackburn and Darwen where our schools teams and bands have gone into 17 different schools encouraging and equipping over 14,000 young people to say ‘no’ to knife crime!
And throughout the this, we’ve heard how lives have been changed with this message of hope.
Destiny from band Saintz met Jade in one of the schools we visited. At the end of a lesson, Jade ran up to Destiny and said how desperate she was to come along to the No More Knives gig, but wasn’t sure if she’d be able to make it.
On Friday, Destiny bumped into Jade at the gig. She was so excited to be there and was loving the music. At the end of the gig, Jade found Destiny again and told her that she’d listened to everything that had been said and responded to the gospel. She was so excited about finding a new life in Jesus. As she started to share about what was going on in her life, Destiny got to pray with her, encouraging her in her new walk with Jesus. Jade’s now getting plugged into discipleship and can’t wait to find out more about Jesus.
After the gig, band SoulBox also had a message through from one girl Sophie. Sophie shared that her brother had previously been stabbed with a knife and had to spend time in ICU, and was really moved by how relevant the No More Knives Tour was for young people right now. Sophie’s younger sister also had been in the schools sessions during the week and found them so powerful that she come along to the gig on the Friday to find out more, where she heard about the gospel and SoulBox are chatting with her more about faith and her questions about Jesus.
Do keep praying for all those who came along to the No More Knives Tour and the gig, that many more would give their lives to Jesus.