Love Vegas Week
Every spring, we do something crazy at Grace City. Ok, so yes we do crazy things all year long, but in the spring we do a ridiculous week of outreach with students from Liberty University and some of our friends from YWAM. This year, Richard Thompson and Graham Marshall led the charge in our best outreach week yet.
Our Love Vegas week began on Monday with an hour and a half of prayer and worship, then ministry at our Flamingo Outreach Center, then on to passing out fliers for a Block Party in zip code 89119. That night, many team members also hit the Strip for street evangelism.
Tuesday: We started the day with more prayer and worship, then outreach at UNLV and Schofield Middle School. That night our middle school group had a special event and nearly a dozen kids made decisions for Jesus!
Wednesday: The day began with prayer and worship, followed by more outreach at UNLV. A group called the Circuit Riders from Pasadena, CA joined us for an evangelistic concert in the amphitheater at UNLV.
Wednesday evening: The local YWAM base joined us as we held a huge (350 people) park party at Molasky Park. Liberty Students shared their testimonies and clearly presented the Gospel. Several more made decisions for Christ.
Thursday: We enjoyed more prayer, testimonies, and worship. Then more outreach at UNLV as students took seriously their assignment to simply love the campus. Students at UNLV made decisions for Christ every time our team set foot on campus. Afterwards, there was an outreach at Paradise Elementary through our Good News Club.
Friday: The Liberty students debriefed. Many shared that this easily had been one of the most powerful and significant weeks of their lives. Kudos to the Liberty team who arrived in Vegas with prepared hearts and hands prepared for service.
Friday night: The Circuit Riders led a young adult event called Carry the Love. They called the audience to live a missional lifestyle every day and everywhere. An atheist in attendance was healed and ended up giving his life to Christ as a result.
Saturday afternoon: We held a park party at Desert Bloom Park. Nearly 200 people attended the event in the perfect, 75 degree sunshine.
The Love Vegas week concluded on Sunday with the baptism of Peggy. Peggy came to Christ a month ago after a 17 year addiction to methamphetamines. Overcoming meth is a big deal! The joy of her new life in Christ was expressed when she attended the Grace City New Members Seminar and declared, “I’m so excited to commit myself completely to Jesus and His church.”