This week at Lakeland we celebrated our 20/20 Impact Drive by having a concert Saturday evening with former Lakeland musicians and pastors in their own right; Tim Suttle of Redemption Church in Olathe, and Rustin Smith of Vox Dei Community in Raymore. Headlining the event was Nashville recording artist and 2014 GMA Dove Award winner for New Artist of the Year Ellie Holcomb and her backing band members Christa Wells and Julie Melucci. Christa just released her own solo album called Velveteen on April 10, 2018, and Julie is member of the band Trala. The trio then honored us Sunday morning by contributing their talents to our Sunday morning worship services.
A video testimony was played which featured; Matt Turnbough talking about Eastland House, Dan Wilburn and his passion the underground persecuted church in China, Katie Schultz and her experiences with a redemptive group in Anapra, Mexico, and ending with Audrey George expressing her thankfulness for the impact that the Lakeland youth program campfire has had on her family.
Dan and Marta shared with us to the “Welcome a Stranger” mission and discussed Lakeland’s experience with refugees in our own community. Dan preached about the “cost” of being a Christian.