Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mark de Jong

a Biblical thought...
And watch out! They're going to drag you into court. And then it will go from bad to worse, dog-eat-dog, everyone at your throat because you carry my name. You're placed there as sentinels to truth. The Message has to be preached all across the world. (Mark 13:9-10)

a Book thought...
The Church is not a grouping of individual Christians; it is a community in which Christians share in one another's struggles and hopes. (p15 Needham)
a Dave thought...
Mark de Jong founded Parachute Music Festival in 1987 when they had 3000 people present. Now 21 years later it has grown to 30,000. To hear Mark and his passion when he lead through the morning rally really got my attention on Sunday morning. He really believes music can change a nation and has as there vision to take Christian music in New Zealand to unprecedented levels & to use music both locally and globally to move people closer to Jesus Christ.

When he uttered the words that music can change NZ, my initial thoughts was God could maybe not music, but there is no doubt that this music festival has had a massive impact in this county and beyond. There are few who can take a dream and make it happen, Mark is one of those and if God is going to be taken out of the walls of the church He needs more people like Mark to make it happen.

Just a thought.

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