Thank you to all who have asked about and were praying for our night leading worship for the women's conference at MN Adult & Teen Challenge. This ministry and conference was for women who are recovering from drug and alcohol addictions. The theme of the conference was about having hope in the midst of struggle and hope for the future, and that hope being Jesus. This has always been one of my favorite places to lead worship at, because everyone there is so eager to come before God and experience His presence. I wanted to share with you what two of our volunteers wrote about their experience from our time there. They were musicians on our worship team and for both of them, it was their first time coming. Thank you for sharing in this joy with me of getting to go to these places to share of this hope we have in Jesus!
"I arrived at MN Adult & Teen Challenge excited to see what God was going to do, but no matter how much expectancy I come with, He always goes above and beyond. Halfway through the very first song I could just feel the overwhelming presence and power of God! I’ve been on a lot of mission trips and been in church all my life, but I have to say worshiping with Teen Challenge was one of the most powerful rights I have ever experienced!"
"The women's voices were the most beautiful instruments in the room-- they sang with emotion and passion (and very loudly!). They were there with tears in their eyes, hands raised up, and worshiping the Lord who saved them. Wonderful experience of God's absolute goodness, mercy, and grace. I hope I get to do it again!"