Phoebe Boden is a Second Year Student at Glyndwr University, reading Youth and Community Work.
"After attending one of the Higher school sessions, I was excited to see the impact that this event was going to have on the town of Mold. I was excited to see how it would affect the young people in North Wales. I was pumped and ready to see hundreds of young people give their lives to Jesus and change the culture for a whole town. Everyone was ready and excited for the gig, whether it was just to get away from their parents for a few hours, or it was because they loved live music. Whatever their reason for going, we were just happy that so many of them wanted to be there.
You could feel the buzz as we waited for the coaches. There were so many young people that we didn’t know, and had never seen before, which was incredible, and is a real credit to the visiting bands and the power of the school visits that Higher provides. When we got on the coaches, that buzz only got more and more."
Each band member shared how their belief that God has uniquely designed them with a good purpose in mind was an anchor for their sense of identity and helped them find meaning and purpose.
I've heard great feedback from staff at both schools, especially comments about how engaged the pupils were throughout - with the message as well as the music and fun.
Thanks Message Wales for the Higher Tour!
Read the next blog to hear more about the gig at Venue Cymru on Friday Feb 7th - did we fill both the coaches we raised money to hire?
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