About two months ago, I received a phone call and an invitation to San Fransisco, California to lead worship at The Sound 2017. After hearing the vision and heart behind it, all I could say was ‘YES’. I didn’t hesitate for a minute or question about the money it would take to fly a band out to SF for a few days to lead and make history in the Kingdom of God.
A few days ago I purchased tickets to the kick off event (and end of a 50 day fasting starting May 18th) at Norse Theater. It was totally a step of faith for us, because we haven’t purchased tickets yet, or lined up housing or the rental van . When we checked the mail, those tickets showed up, my wife looked at me and said ‘that’s two months from today’. I got a little freaked out and a little bit excited. We still don’t have all the resources yet, but we’ve given God our yes.
We are coming up to the 50 year anniversary to the Summer of Love; a social phenomenon in the summer of 1967, where 100,000 people gathered in San Fransisco, many were burnt out on government, consumerism and the Vietnam War. As the thousands gathered, they brought their art, music, drugs, and ‘anything goes’ world view into the streets of San Fransisco. It was an event of the burnt out and the searching, the lost and broken, the creatives and seekers.
This was the perfect opportunity for the the Love of Jesus to invade the hearts of the lost and broken and the Jesus People movement was birthed! Many were saved and had a revelation of the beauty of Jesus. The Jesus people reshaped culture, especially in the church. Many brought their drums, guitars, piano and songs into worship services, this was the birth of modern worship music. This movement has shaped the last 50 years. What God has done, He will do again. Culturally, politically, socially, I feel that we’re set up for a new Jesus People movement. Now is the time to release the sons of thunder in San Fransisco and to Release the Sound.
This summer we will gather in Norse Theater (July 6th) for a time of worship, prayer and intercession for San Fransisco. On July 7th we will gather prophets and preachers, musicians, artist, and creatives for a music / art festival in Jerry Garcia Stadium and on July 8th we are releasing worship and the sound of heaven throughout San Fransisco with worship across four stages in the city! We are taking the love of Jesus into the middle of the drug addicts, the lost and broken and the burnt out. We are partnering with heaven to release the sound of the throne room and the song of Jesus over a generation. What God did in the past He will do again! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!
We are so excited to partner with the Lord in fulfilling the great commission and bringing the hope of the gospel into the darkest and hardest parts of the earth. We’ve given the Lord our YES. We’ve seen his beauty, and there is only one response! He is so worthy!
Would you consider becoming a partner in this trip with us? We can’t do it alone, but together we can reshape culture for the next 50 years and raise up the next generation of Jesus People.
For more information about The Sound, please visit THE SOUND 2017. For partnership opportunities please visit the WINSTON SALEM PRAYER FURNACE or shoot us an email. (To designate resources to this trip, please use the giving code ‘Missions’.)
We are so thankful and honored to partner with the Lord and the desires of His heart and for those who are partnering in the the global harvest. Jesus is worth it all! The harvest is at hand! Send forth the laborers into the field! Release the sons of thunder! Release the sound!