The concert tour kicked off today. The capital city of Bamako (where we live) is the first stop on the tour. The concert was held at an outdoor concert venue. Our turnout was about 100 people. We’re hoping for more at our future concerts as news gets out.
Today there were 4 separate groups that performed: A youth group called “Shine”, a group from the Magnambougou church, a group from the Bethel church, and the YWAM team that John is playing with. All of the groups did a wonderful job. Unfortunately, halfway through the concert, we were hit with a torrential rainstorm. We scrambled to get all of the sound equipment onto the stage and out of the rain. At same time, the audience rushed the stage trying to keep dry. After about 15 minutes, we realized the rain wasn’t going to stop and we reconfigured the sound system and continued the concert with the audience on stage with the performers. It brought a special feeling of intimacy to the concert.
John leaves tomorrow morning for the second stop on the tour. He’ll be gone until a week from tomorrow. Please continue to pray for the concert tour and all the people we’re hoping to touch in the process…and oh yeah, pray for no rain during the concerts.