Cru sent a band called â€œStoneâ€ to India on September 29, and they should arrive back in the U.S. tomorrow. It was an exciting tour! Here are some reports from the field:
â€œNamaste everyone! That’s Malayalam for â€˜What’s up!?â€™ We are excited to report that most of India showed up for our concert last night, including a die hard air guitarist who rushed the stage. Really though, we had a crowd of somewhere between 2,000 and 4,000, depending on who you ask (I estimate 2,000). It was an incredible show where we got to share the gospel.â€
â€œAs an aside, before we went on, there was an episcopal diocese inaugurationâ€¦ Anyway, several of the priests and even the bishop ended up doubling as our bouncers during the show. The air guitarist was taken down by the bishop when he tried to break though the barrier. It was…awesome! You can’t make this stuff up, people.â€
Hear some of the feedback Stone got along the way:
â€œAfter the church show, a young woman ran up to me crying and said, â€˜I have walked away from God and tonight I came back to him.â€™ â€¦. Please pray for Anu, that she will become rooted and established in the Lord and walk intimately with Him.â€
â€œAfterward, a guy came up to Seth and told him that he could relate to my testimony I shared during the show. Seth called me over and we asked him what he thought about what I shared about Jesus. He replied, â€˜I think I need to changeâ€™. I then asked, â€˜Did you pray with me to accept Christ into your life?â€™ He responded that he had indeed prayed!!!!! We got him connected with the staff there for follow up. Pray for this sweet brother!â€
â€œWe met a guy who shared with us that he got connected with Cru and has since joined staff, as a result of Gap Theory’s show here three years ago. We’ve actually had others share this with us in other cities we’ve been to (one guy claims itâ€™s how he found his wife, too â˜º). It’s awesome to think that God is not only bringing people into relationship with Himself through our ongoing partnership with India, but He’s using it for raising up laborers, too!â€
Thank you for making it possible for us to serve these talented musicians who are taking the gospel around the world! And please pray that the new Christians in India will grow in their faith.