On August 29, Circuit Riders will partner with Dr. Nabeel Qureshi of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and others in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to host a large outdoor evangelistic event called Love Arkansas: The Lift Off. This event will feature music from the Circuit Riders, a Gospel presentation from Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, and hopefully a whole lot of people giving their lives to Jesus and getting plugged into local churches and campus ministries!
On Sunday, as promised, I will release Part 3 of my spring recap. You will have to check it out as it is riddled with incredible testimonies of what God did on tour with us back in April. However, I felt so much joy and excitement on what I’ve been able to help create this August that I had to share it now! 🙂 Let me tell you about Love Arkansas.
While on tour in Arkansas at the beginning of March, my friend Zach and I met a college leader named Grant. Grant is my age, has an MBA, and leads one of the college groups at the University of Arkansas through a local church. We connected immediately and started dreaming about what we could do at the University of Arkansas together. It took one day to realize the Lord was speaking about a particular place on campus called the Greek Theatre. The Greek Theatre can hold about 2,000 people, is perfectly placed near the center of campus, and is surrounded by dorms. Grant told us he already booked one of Ravi Zacharias’ ministry team evangelists named Nabeel Qureshi to come in August. We told him we would bring a Circuit Rider worship team, help with media and student gathering, and do the event together. The dream quickly became a reality and we have an event called Love Arkansas planned for Monday, August 29th at the Greek Theatre.
We believe God is going to gather anywhere from 1,000 – 2,500 people for this event and that many souls will be saved. A group last year did a similar back-to-school event that drew over 2,000 people! Already, three of the largest college ministries in town are jumping fully on board to see this event happen. It will be simple. The night will kick off with worship from the Circuit Riders, a Gospel presentation and alter call from Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, and a call to love the campus together at the end. We will also have teams of students ready to pray for students and plug them into Christian ministries on campus after they give their lives to Jesus.
Zach and I will be flying out with a team the week before the event starts to lead student marketing teams in spreading the word on campus. It will cost our team about $3,500 in travel to make this event happen. 4 of us are going to lead the event and student teams and then 5 band members will be flying out for the event. The 4 of us who are leading are going on our own dime. For the band members, we are trying to raise money to cover their costs so they can make it out. If Love Arkansas stirs your heart and you feel led by the Lord to give towards our team’s travel costs, feel free to give by clicking on this link and mentioning in the memo that this is supposed to go specifically to Love Arkansas: Giving Link.
If you would like to hear more about this event, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call. I’m particularly excited about this event because this is the first opportunity I’ve had to plan an event of this magnitude along with my friends Zach and Grant. As always, thank you for your financial support, prayers, and encouragement. Let’s introduce some people to Jesus together!