Friday 16th November, saw Make Jesus Known taking over Liquid nightclub in Oldham and putting on an event for the young people in Oldham. We had no idea how it would go, how many people would turn up, even if anyone would turn up!! We were trusting completely in God to bring the young people to the event; we had done everything that we could do in preparation. 187 people came into the club during the event! Out of this 187 people, 100 took response bags following a short talk, bearing in mind some of the 187 will have been church and youth leaders as well as many Christian young people, these figures are amazing!
Speaking to the young people as they came out, it was obvious that they had enjoyed the evening and we were honoured to be able to pray with some of them for issues in their lives and for healings.
Thank you to each and every one of you that supported us in this initiative whether through prayer, financially, turning up to volunteer on the night, or by bringing young people from your churches and areas. Without you, the event would not have been the same, so we are truly thankful.
Please do continue praying for each of these young people that attended Overload, pray that they would not be able to get away from what they heard on the night, that it would keep prodding at their hearts, until they talk to a Christian friend or leader about it.
We have arranged for 3 follow-up sessions at the Costa coffee on Tuesday afternoons (4:30-5:30). This week 4 young people turned up and we were able to chat with them about what it means to be a Christian and we had some good conversations. If you know of any young people that may have been at Overload and still have questions, send them our way on Tuesday.
We are planning to run Overload events termly, however this will be at a financial cost to us at MJK; please do pray that finances would come in to enable us to continue reaching out to the young people, here in Oldham.