Christian Life in London
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 wasn't only the second day of school
for students all over Canada; it was the night that the Billy
Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada introduced God to almost
3,000 students in London at the John Labatt Centre.
Stellar Kart, an amazing Christian band, started off the night
with a kick of energy followed by Building 429, another Christian
band that brings God to their listeners through their incredible
music. And sharing the Gospel and the love of God with the young
people of London was speaker Will Graham, grandson of world
renowned evangelist, Billy Graham. He had come to London to share
the power that Jesus Christ has in the life of His followers, and
the necessity of having Him with you.
Surrendering yourself to God is not easy, but God calls us to step
out in faith and trust. He wants to use each of us. I believe God
is going to help us change our society. Are you going to be part of
As Christian teenagers we have an amazing opportunity to reach our
friends and family just by being with them. If you can "talk the
talk" but don't apply it to your life, it means nothing, so let
your actions speak for you!
When asked what she thought of the night, St. Thomas local,
17-year-old Esther Zywczok had this to say,
"ignition was awesome! The bands were
definitely the highlight of the night." Sam Jennings, 15, said, "I
thought that the message was really relevant. I got a lot from it."
God clearly used the talents of the musicians as well as the
speaker, Will Graham, to impact the hearts of those present.
Hundreds of teens heard the message of the Gospel at
ignition. Just as Esther and Sam were
impacted, so was the crowd. That means you have an army of
Christians behind you, to help you, to support you and to love you
as you strive to live out your faith.
As Will Graham's message came to a close, he asked those who
wanted to have the God that saves lives to come to the front.
There, teen and adult counselors waited to help them through this
life changing decision. That night 190 people responded to the
invitation to surrender their lives to their Lord and Savior Jesus
Closing the night with a bang, Kutless delivered another burst of
energy and excitement. My prayer for London is that the fire that
was lit in the hearts of teens at the JLC that night, will continue
to burn for God, so that London can initiate the change in other
cities, in other provinces, and ultimately in our world.
16 year-old Becca Francis is a member of the Youth Communications
Team for Epicentre London.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada