October 2011 Prayer Requests

I’m taking another seminary class, this time on the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible). Please pray…

  • that I would use my time wisely to complete all the assignments
  • that this would not be just an academic exercise, but that God would speak to me through His word

Thank you for praying!

 

Keynote Artists Abroad

  • The Gap Theory has just finished a two-week tour in India, performing 9 concerts in the southern Indian cities of Chennai and Hyderabad.  The band presented the gospel  to more than 2000 people, and 409 of them indicated decisions to trust Christ.
  • Rhymz Suhreal, our “eclectic hip-hop” band, traveled to Kenya in August.  They spent two weeks with  the orphan girls at Soweto Academy in Kibera, Africa’s second largest slum. The team not only performed their music for the children, but also taught Bible lessons to them.
  • The Boyds (Bruce & Julie and sons Brandon, Shaun and Ryan) have started a 30-day tour to Germany and two countries in the Middle East. They will perform evangelistic concerts in schools and lead worship for Christian conferences.

 

“I Am Second”

Three of my teammates in the Keynote Creative Communications Group recently partnered with Cru staff members at Purdue University for an outreach similar to the “I Am Second” campaign. Our team used their video skills to help film a dozen students/faculty sharing stories of how God has changed their lives. To see the finished results, go to http://iamsecondpurdue.com/.

The Audition

In July, I posted a story from the Keynote Summer Project student film team of how God worked during shooting. Here’s another story from Pam Gaither, the team’s co-director.

The students on the film team really wanted to go on a short film outreach tour. But God said “No.” We did not really want to put the student film on ipods and smart phones and hit the streets. Only one of the students was excited about that idea. But God said “Go!” And we did. One student had never done such a thing; she overcame her reluctance. We all overcame our reluctance and “took the initiative in the power of the Holy Spirit, leaving the results to God.” Very fun. Very rewarding. All are now more open to doing this again.

The students are equipped to take the short film outreach program to their communities, youth groups, and campuses. And they’re also better equipped to use films in spiritual conversation with their peers.

When I saw the finished film, called “The Audition”, I was so proud of what our students accomplished! Watch it to see what you think:

The Audition from John Patrick Gaither on Vimeo.

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