Sara Groves Delights Fishponds

Last night I had the pleasure of watching Sara Groves perform live in front of a small crowd in an intimate church in Fishponds, Bristol. I have loved her music for over 10 years now and it has been a constant source of inspiration and confirmation of God's love. In a 2 hour set Sara played songs from Invisible Empires her latest album and many songs from her huge back catalogue, although she would have had to play for 5-6 hours to fit in all my favourites. A surprise and delight from last night was hearing her tell the stories behind the songs. Just like Nancy Griffith or Bruce Springsteen she would just chat to the enthralled audience. I now long for a live album (or double album) containing not only the best of her songs but also the enchantingly, moving and spiritually blessed stories behind them.

Sara is the Bruce Springsteen and Nancy Griffith of the gospel world, bring beautiful music, inspiring stories, and most importantly the Holy Spirit, Gods love, to the lives of all her fans.

Sara also talked about the work of IJM, International Justice Mission, and I highly recommend you taking a good look at their website. IJM are working globally to fight injustice and free slaves, while from your history lessons you know about the horrible things people did to slaves and the horror of slavery itself, you also know that slavery was abolished, unfortunately you are wrong. Slavery is still going on, in fact there are more slaves today than at any time in the past.
“Today, millions of lives around the world are in the grip of injustice.
More children, women and men are held in slavery right now than over the course of the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade: Millions toil in bondage, their work and even their bodies the property of an owner.
Trafficking in humans generates profits in excess of 32 billion dollars a year for those who, by force and deception, sell human lives into slavery and sexual bondage. Nearly 2 million children are exploited in the commercial sex industry. “
IJM Website
If your quick you can catch Sara at Bath tonight, then Buckinghamshire on the 4th Oct and Belfast on the 6th Oct.

More info on Sara Groves from and on twitter @grovesroad
More info on IJM from and on twitter @IJMHQ and @IJMcampaigns

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