Photo by Ian Homer
Christ is proclaimed at festival in England
“I never thought my life could change so completely in a week,” a teenaged skater said in a thick British accent. “I came to this festival because the skate park looked cool, my friends were all going, and everything was free. Then I heard about Jesus—but I didn’t just hear about Him once or twice. Everyone was constantly talking about how He had changed their life; and for the first time, I met young people who loved Jesus. Soon I decided to follow Him as well.”
Three days into Creation Fest, this young man had given his life to Jesus. He immediately stopped smoking, started reading the Bible, and committed to tell others how Jesus had changed him. Throughout the weeklong festival, he could often be spotted with volunteer Nick DeCrescentis. An American who attends Calvary Chapel Bible College in York, England, part of Nick’s desire to serve at the event was grounded in his own story: Two years ago, he tagged along to Creation Fest on a trip to England with his mom. The experience contributed to his decision, during the following year, to begin following Jesus. Nick’s personal experience as a fairly new believer allowed him to share practically with his new friend how to face temptation and walk with Jesus.
You can find the complete article in the Spring 2012 issue of Calvary Chapel Magazine. To subscribe click here.