“Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches!”
This was the Word spoken to over 4,500 teens, workers and volunteers from all over the world in Munster, Germany, August 2-9 at this year’s TeenStreet youth event.
It was so exciting to see these teens reading God’s Word, listening to the speakers and engaging in active listening to God and to each other during this week!
I was at TeenStreet with OMNIvision for two weeks, doing set-up the first week and then helping run the audio/visual side during the actual event. Basically, the OMNIvision team was in charge of live video streaming (to the web and to the screens in the main hall and an overflow hall), audio, video playback, translation services into 15 different languages, 30 second countdown videos for each day, shooting the promo video…you get the idea. We were very busy!
We ran into a lot of technical problems during set-up week (including stringing and restringing cables up over the roof and down into the main hall, after several cables weren’t working properly). The trend continued during the actual TeenStreet week, with projectors dying, programs glitching—basically the epitome of Murphy’s Law. If it can go wrong, it will! Repeatedly! Thankfully, God gave our team and me the grace to persevere despite stress and exhaustion. I’m so thankful for those of you who were aware of the problems and praying us through those times!
Most importantly, God worked in amazing ways in the lives of so many teens.
One night I met a German girl and got to hear a bit about her TeenStreet experience. It was her first time coming and she said felt God’s presence in a way she never had before! Praise God for His work and pray for the teens returning home.