A University & A Prison
We have some dates upcoming this weekend and I’d really appreciate your prayers. We’ve been serving a lot more at our home church lately, which has been amazing, but our ‘touring’ muscles haven’t been worked out much. We’ll be in Indiana and Louisiana this week…visiting two very different worlds but worshiping the same God.
This Friday and Saturday we’re playing at Indiana Wesleyan University. We’ll be playing their chapel services, a few conference sessions, and playing a concert with Switchfoot on Friday night. We’ve fostered a really great relationship with this University so it’s always fun to go back and hang with those guys!
And then on Monday and Tuesday we are traveling to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to play at Angola Prison. Angola is most famous for being the largest maximum security prison in the country. In the 90s, this was considered the bloodiest prison in America. Eighty percent of the inmates are serving life sentences with no chance for parole.
But in recent days God has been working among the inmates and there is a movement of God’s kingdom happening within the walls of the prison. Several churches have formed within those walls. Lives are being changed. Things are happening. So we’re teaming up with several pastors and some NFL players that we have relationship with (Bill Hybels, Reverend James Meeks, Mike Singletary) and we’re gonna go worship together, share stories, build some relationships, and see what happens!
Anyway, there are so many details that we’re sorting through the next couple days and then we go so, again, prayers appreciated!