This is Stephanie from Mangofish. I wanted to give an update of our tour. We left on the 16th for our first concert in Dickinson, North Dakota. More than 50 people were there, and two people marked that they had prayed to receive Christ that night!! We could not have been more excited that God was using us like that. The next day we traveled to Medora, North Dakota, with the Badlands summer project, where we played in the city’s center square! We had a big turnout, with people wandering up after hearing the music from other places in town. One girl named Rachel said that she started a relationship with Christ that night, which was especially exciting to the people on the Medora summer project who have been building a relationship with her all summer. A man named Rod shared with us the story of how he had grown up in the church, but wandered away after a terrible injury. After even more personal (and recent) tragedies, on the night of our concert, he was driving through North Dakota and felt God calling him to go to Medora. He stopped and came to our show, where, as we were tearing down, he approached us. Sarah, one of our vocalists, got to pray for him, and he said he felt greatly encouraged and revived.
Right now we’re in Great Falls, Montana, at the Malmstrom Air Force Base. This is our third day here, with one show last night, and another in a few hours.
Last night, we took the place of the base’s casual church service and our audience commented they were especially grateful to hear a non-country music concert. Tonight, we will be performing at the air men’s hang out or commons called, “The Detour”. Our host, Chaplain Wells has created an event where the air men can come, eat, relax, and listen to music so we are excited to see who God will bring! We’ve been so blessed by the hospitality of our hosts, and it’s really been a chance to refresh ourselves for the rest of the tour. We’re praying that God opens the hearts of those who hear us, tonight and in the future, and that we can continue to be used by Him for whatever purposes He has.
Tomorrow we’re leaving for Yellowstone, to work with the summer project there.
We can’t wait and we love seeing what God is doing through us! Thank you for keeping us in your prayers.