Saturday, June 16, 2012

change the world tour

These are our friends in AllBecameNew

let me tell you about these guys.
theyre pretty rad.
they are a hard core punk/metal band.
they love Jesus.
they love Jesus so much that they live it.

Right now they are on tour, they all quit their regular jobs as carpenters, roofers, cooks, employees at the video store, Etc. and took off in a van to go as far as the Dakotas (that is about a 2 day drive from here) to play shows and infiltrate the bars and punk rock shows for the glory of God. theyre eating with the sinners and the tax collectors.

they all have comfortable beds here at home, some have wives, at home they eat well.
on tour, they have no steady income, they crash on couches or in the van, they probably eat a lot of Taco Bell, if i had to guess i would say they probably have friendly competition on whose gas is the most eye-wateringly smelly.

I personally know 2 members of this band, we support them financially as well as  with our prayers.

 they remind me of the early church, people who will drop anything and everything when the opportunity to serve God and spread the Gospel arises, who will give all they have for His glory.
yesterday they showed Gospel centered love to a group of homeless, last week they helped a fellow rocker to come to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.

im not saying this because i want you to think Sam and Danny and the rest of the guys are super cool (although i think they are), im telling you because it is encouraging to me, to see that in this pseudo-christian society, there are people who will do whatever they have to to further the Kingdom of The One True God.
it is encouraging to see people loving other people, people who are lost, people who are hopeless, people who know pain and suffering, people that a lot of  "church people" wont go near.

you can find All Became New on Facebook if you want to see what theyre up to day by day.
i would encourage you to pray for them.

you can also support them by buying their album from ITunes.

1 comment:

Ken said...

I thank God everyday in my prayers for what He is doing in a group of guys who care not about churchianity trappings and instead live for the mission of Christianity.

What does it look like to get into the mess of the ministry for the glory of God? What does it look like when the Word moves from head, to heart to hands and feet? What does it mean to follow Jesus, who didn't have a home on this Earth to call His own while doing the Father's will? What does it mean to embrace those in and out of your clique? Meet my brothers in All Became New on tour right now and you'll get a taste.

They will probably be able to tell you a thousand ways that they fall short - but Oh! if only we could all catch their love for the lost!

To God goes the glory! Grace and Peace to our men on the road!