At the end of June I joined a group of believers from very differing backgrounds at the Fusion Festival sharing the Good News through music, dance and word in Lagos on the Algarve in Portugal. This is a significant place as it is the very gateway to Europe. We all felt that the festival would be a key to setting Europe ablaze for Christ and once again His power would not only flow into Europe through this gateway but out of it to the world beyond.
During the day teams were out on the streets with dancers and drummers sharing the Good News They were even invited to minister in other local secular venues. They spent time inviting people to the festival which started in the late afternoon and went on until midnight. There were top quality bands and soloists from the UK, Portugal and the USA ministering in the stadium. Roy Fields who led worship at the Lakeland revival also led a late night worship time each day and I preached and taught the people everyday. Many peoples lives were touched and healed in body, mind and spirit and although the numbers were not as high as hoped,there was a real sense of Gods presence over the weekend. The Local Portuguese churches were inspired to join together in unity to see their region and nation set ablaze for Christ and to move in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Please pray that God will meet the outstanding needs for those from the small church who stepped out in faith investing their own money to see this festival take place. They reduced the ticket prices so the local Portuguese could come to the event. There is a significant financial short fall that they will need to cover in the coming weeks.
by Tim Grant
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