I’m sure a lot of you have heard of YWAM by now. They are an international Christian organization who’s sole purpose is to bring as many youth to Christ as they possibly can. They have gone all over the world to places like India, the Philippines, England and even Delaware. But the last two nights, they were in my hometown of Spring Hill, Kansas.
The local churches have been preparing for YWAM for months. The churches have spent countless hours praying, organizing teams, preparing food for the Impact teams, and setting up the stages. Honestly, I am relieved to be over with it. Also, I had no idea how the actual events were going to be and how the youth were going to respond.
First off, the performers and the speaker for both nights were amazing! Wednesday night, the team that performed and presented the Gospel was the Xtream Team. It was compiled of a bunch of buff men that broke hundreds of bricks with their arms, elbows, and even their heads! They also bench pressed a car engine, bent metal rods with their teeth, and ran through multiple layers of ply-boards. The whole night, my anxiety was very high. I was so nervous one of them was going to mess up and get hurt. I was not mentally prepared to see someone get a compound fracture. But despite me being a worst case scenario thinker, it was hard to not be impressed!
The second night, the GX Team was in town and they were a group that had a team of pro skaters and a bmx cyclist. There was also a group that were professional dancers. They did some hip hop and contemporary routines for us all. Both groups did things that just blew me away. I do not know much about either well enough to explain it over a blog. Just trust me! They were both amazing!
Now for the part that really matters. How did the students react? HUNDREDS!!!! So many kids went up in response to the message they heard! Hundreds of kids gave their life to Christ after just two nights! This ministry is a great one. I really did have my doubts, but they were put away after I saw all the people get up and go to the front when asked to respond. I really do believe lives were changed. Not every single one that went up, but I know a lot were changed for the better.
Impact has a few more stops in the area. They are going to a lot of schools in the Olathe area. A schedule for their Southern Johnson County tour can be found here. The events are free to go to, and all ages are welcomed.
Until next week friends!