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22 August 2012

Hundreds of young people commit to Christ

Hundreds of young people commit to Christ

Hundreds of young people became Christians at this summer's Soul Survivor and Momentum events, it has been reported.

More than 25,000 young people attended the three Soul Survivor events this summer in Stafford and Somerset, while more than 5,000 were at Momentum – an event for those in their 20s and 30s.

During the main meetings, 1,801 people committed their lives to Christ.

Soul Survivor director and event host Mike Pilavachi said: "It's always incredible and humbling to see thousands of young people meeting with Jesus and a privilege to see hundreds give their lives to God.

"But these numbers are made up of individuals with stories to tell of how their Saviour has impacted their lives.Last year we had an anorexic 15 year old girl at Soul Survivor A who weighed just five stone with a BMI of 11. We were seriously concerned for her life but through the week she really met with Jesus. Just 12 months on, after continuing the walk to freedom through Jesus, the same girl came to me beaming with joy and weighing 10 stone, with a BMI of 22. She couldn't stop saying: 'Jesus did it! He set me free!'

"This is just one story of the hundreds we have heard of how Jesus has met people in powerful and life-changing ways this summer."

Highlights of the events included worship led by Rend Collective, Beth Croft, Sam Bailey and Tom Field.

Morning Bible studies were led by Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft on the life of King David, with evening teaching from Danielle Strickland on God overcoming our fears, the greatness of God and reaching those who don't know Jesus.

A free giant hog roast for everyone on the Sunday afternoon as an opportunity to build community and get to know new people.

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