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A couple days ago we played in Konin a town in the centre of Poland. The location wasn’t ideal, a car park and not very central. But once again we saw God moving in powerful ways as people were deeply touched by the message. Around 150 attended and 30 people responded praying to receive Jesus.

For almost a year, we’ve been working with Safak, a Kurdish man whose father is a muslim cleric, and our Turkish partners “TACO” to organize a large stage truck tour of Turkey. We were planning at least 10 major concerts reaching thousands of people in a country that is 99.9% Muslim. Unfortunately, there was a lot political unrest and violence in different parts of Turkey this summer and so the Turkish minister of interior put a ban on all public events right before the tour was about to start… and so all our planned concerts were cancelled! 

We knew playing in Lagos, Portugal would be a challenge. Lagos is a tourist hotspot and while this would seem ideal for an outdoor concert, tourist cities can be very difficult. The crowds are often transient and rarely stick around long enough to hear the Gospel. Nevertheless, we prayed in faith that God would do great things.

 

Our first show in Spain this year was difficult. There were some very critical church people in the crowd who didn’t like our ministry approach/style, nobody raised their hands but no one left either. It was dead quiet and everyone was listening to everything that we had to say. It was hard to know what exactly happened.

No Longer Music show in Chodziez, Poland

After our tour of Russia we played in two cities in Poland. The 2nd of the two shows was in town called Chodzież.

If there is ever a lesson we seem to have to learn over and over it’s that you never judge a book by its cover. With rain threatening and little to no one gathered it was hard to not feel discouraged. Having just had such an amazing time in Russia we were conscience of the potential for a let down.

Kneeling crowd Estonia

The next stop on our tour of the Baltics was Estonia - another new country for us. 

One thing that has been very clear throughout our time in this part of the world is that a big part of our purpose for being here is to challenge and inspire the local church - especially the young believers.

A month before the Lithuanian No Longer Music/Nutelki tour was suppose to take place, we received word from our local organizer that many key pastors and churches were concerned about our show and were threatening to cancel this leg of the tour.

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