We joined thousands of students for an evening of worship at Carowinds Park in North Carolina. This is an annual fellowship hosted by the Youth Division of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. There were student groups reportedly from as far as Idaho in attendance!
Christian music artists, MercyMe, kicked the evening off. They are gifted musicians made popular in the late nineties especially after writing, "I Can Only Imagine".
Tony presented the Gospel as Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:3-5, "For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve... then to more than five hundred..."
When the invitation was given, Tony got down on eye level to speak encouragement and give instruction to the several students who had come forward to say they wanted to know Jesus. It was a sweet experience. The Holy Spirit moved mightily last night.
MercyMe returned to "play us out" in celebration and challenge. It was a wonderful night of worship. When we got back to the hotel we both hit the pillows hard. Very soon we will be (sing with me:) "leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again..." Thanks for all your prayers! We continue to covet them as we travel back today and for a busy weekend. Blessings to you all!