We played in this club last year, but this time was very different. Last year we felt a spiritual barrier, an opposition there. This year we felt peace in the club, before and after the show.
At the end of the show I talked about the love of God, how He wanted a relationship with us, and that this is for everyone. I decided to lead people in prayer from the stage, and at the end of the room erupted in applause. The difference compared to last year was amazing. Last year people had yelled abuse, physically attacked our actress and very few wanted to chat at the end. This year they were clapping after a prayer!
We had several important conversations after the show. One of the most profound was with the girls interviewed at the end of this video. They shared about their very troubled lives, they were touched by God’s presence and prayed with us.
This show was in the home city of the group of Christians who invited us back to Finland this year, and they had organised a meeting in a cafe next to the club the following day. The idea was to invite people interested in the message to this meeting, so we could meet and they could get in touch with local church members. Several from the House of Rock show attended, including one of the girls mentioned above. There was also a guy there who had been at a concert last year and came to see us again. We spent time talking with people, we showed some videos and explained more about what it means to follow Jesus.