The Baptist Student Ministries encourages students to LOL, that stands for Live Out Loud because this event was put on by students who worship God in the best way they know how. The BSM members were shocked by the turnout they had.
The LOL event was BSM sponsored and began at 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Baptist Student Ministry and food was provided after the sermon.
Frosty Wade, BSM member said that the purpose for this event was “to share Christ and faith in God and to trust in the Lord.”
A play put on for TJC students encouraged people stand up and rejoice.
Following the play, they watched a live video chat about members describing what they think Live Out Loud means.
Deja Golette, a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in social work from Desoto, Texas participated in a skit. She said the purpose for the skit was “when the devil takes something away from you all you have to do is trust in the Lord to make it better.”
“I did expect the outcome for the BSM LOL event to be a huge success,” Golette said. “I knew God would touch people’s hearts to come to the show. What I took from the whole event was to become transparent.”
She said the event touched so many people and brought on a lot of beautiful worship and teachings to the students and others that are in the ministry.
“One of my favorite parts of the event was the invitation because there was so many people that stood up to get in the line to get healed by the words of the Lord,” Golette said.
Sophomore Walter Dorse, a 20-year- old music major from Van, Texas, who is a keyboard player in BSM ministry said the large number of people that attended the event shows that, “we need to trust in the Lord and believe in the power God gives you to be strong.”
“I cannot say I just had one favorite part about the event,” Dorse said. “Basically the whole event was my favorite.”
After the sermon an invitation to turn your life around for Christ and let go of worry and just live for him was given.
“I was super shocked that so many people came out to support our event at BSM that night,” Dorse said. “It was a blessing to see people reach into their hearts and let God touch them.”
The turnout was more than BSM estimated for the event.
“One problem was that we didn’t have enough seats for the people standing in the back of the church, but they still stood in the back that night which was amazing,” said Dorse. “I saw people falling to the ground praising God on their hands and feet feeling his spirit in the air.”
Sophomore Ian Wade, 22, ministers at BSM for events like bible studies and worship events, took part in giving words of the bible to the students.
Then there was a worship service with a guitar player, a drum player and many more instruments.
Wade talked about a guy named Daniel and what made Daniel unique. He explained Daniel had the spirit of God in him that no one could break or take away.
Wade said because in John 3:16 said, “see so many people receive the name of the Lord opening up people’s hearts to the Holy Ghost made this possible.”
“A person cannot just pray to him one day and expect a miracle to happen in his favor.” said Wade. “People have to repetitively talk to him so that he knows you’re committed. Because the words I spoke would not have come to me with- out God speaking to me, I was blessed with this gift to share my words with the world.”
Wade said the event had a very positive outcome for those who attended.
“I think everyone is going to get that now and I felt the energy of faith enter- ing their bodies,” Wade said. “Some people started crying. Others just held each other’s hands for support.”
Wade continued to say it was a blessing to see so many people put their hands in the sky and worship him and all that he has done for us and all he will do for us.
“So many people had problems that were heard tonight by God and will be answered by him in his own way,” said Wade. “Then all the ministries gave each person they talked to a huge hug to let them know everything’s going to be alright and not to worry anymore.”
One local student said having someone tell you that they see what you’re struggling with and God sees it so you don’t need to hold onto it because that’s going put you in stress about what’s not happening or should happen.
A wise person once said, “because you have so little faith tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘move from here to there and it will move.’ Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20.
Wade said, “Everything you do God sees and knows about, so repent to him, change your ways before it’s too late and you will be trying to get into the pearly white gates and you can’t because all the wrong you have done.”