Thursday, July 9, 2009
American Idol Auditions
We showed up the first morning during the registration to find a few thousand in line waiting to submit their paper work. So we went for the jugular. We walked straight into the crowd of people and began to preach. Jason stood up on the stool and used Michael Jacksons death as a segway into the gospel. Its amazing how attentive the people where up to the point Jason mentions The Bible. You can hear the people in the video above express their disdain at the mere mention of Gods word. Then the security guards move in. We were ultimately threatened with jail by the police and banned from the property for the stay of the event. So we moved to our usual spot across a small street and Open air preached.
We had a bunch of people sit to listen and some great conversations as a result of our meager efforts. We witnessed to people from all over the country. One guy, a Jew, flew all the way from Israel to join the competition. He was an interesting conversation and I think we both learned a lot. He left us with some proofs that Jesus was the Messiah and a New Testament that he promised to read.
All in all it was a great time. I just pray that next year more Christians will come out to help in the effort. 2 vrs. 9,000 are not the best of odds. I wonder if thats the picture Jesus had in mind when he said, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few." (Luke 10:2)