|Updated: 10/12/2011 10:22 pm
||Published: 10/12/2011 9:58 pm
HOT SPRINGS, AR - More than 2,000 students joined together in Hot Springs Wednesday night for “Fields of Faith,” a Christian-based outreach movement. The event was held contemporaneously to 500 similar events across the nation.
The football field at Lakeside High School was filled with kids sharing their faith, and listening to testimony about God.
“It’s personal, you hear real people’s stories and what they’ve gone through and what God has laid on their heart to share with other people. Sometimes, when we listen to preachers it’s like you can’t relate to them, but when you hear kids tell it it’s more on our level I guess,” says Mountain Pine Senior Caleb Ellison.
The goal of this event is to help today’s generation of students face spiritual battles and temptations.
“What the students are facing today, they’ve never been faced with before,” says Micah May, the director of the event. “With everything they can see via the internet, through TV, through all these different avenues, it’s different that it was 25 years ago, so this is an awesome opportunity for those who are walking the straight and narrow to share their testimony and share their faith."
Students say the impact of the gathering is life changing.
“[To] learn about God and share your hardships and share your joys and praises and your prayer requests and just everything and come together,” says Lakeside Junior Emily Long.
And for at least one person, she’s just trying to give her savior a little bit more pub.
“I’m just a student. I’m making Jesus’ name famous in Hot Springs,” says Hot Springs Senior Rachel Goodman.
This is the sixth year the event has been held in Hot Springs.