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En Fuego Music Festival
"Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise." (Psalm 51:15)
Meaning of the Words En Fuego
Translated from Spanish, literally means "on fire!"
What is En Fuego?
En Fuego is an all-day, free Christian concert and rally, with top Christian artists and bands of the day, performing in Verbena, Alabama. The event is held annually in the middle of a big open field, where thousands of mostly young students (as well as older persons alike) gather in praise and worship to the glorify of our Lord God!
It is certainly something very special to witness, especially seeing so many young people on fire (those sold-out, committed, believers) for our Lord God! Those who may not even be Christians come from far and wide to listen to the amazing music by top Christian artists such as Jeremy Camp, Fireflight, Hawk Nelson, Citizen Way, Tedashii, Haley Morgan Smith and Scott Dawson.
All of these artists travel to Verbena, Alabama, to be a part of this amazing ministry to share, minister, witness, worship and sing praises to our Lord God. It is a phenomenal event, where one is filled to overflowing with the power of the Holy Spirit's presence in witnessing changed lives forever!
This year, the weather here has been so much kinder as far as the heat of August, than in past years. Verbena, Alabama, is located just a small distance down the Interstate from where I now live.
On the Hillside in Verbena, Alabama
Please check out the wonderful testimonials of those who attended En Fuego! You will certainly be amazed at the changed lives and their personal true accounts told here of their experience of attending En Fuego.
Fired up for God
This one-day festival where young persons from all denominations and backgrounds come together for the sole purpose of worship and witness our Lord Jesus Christ literally change lives. Once lives are truly changed by the Lord, it is not just a "feel good" feeling for a couple of hours or days, but forever, for the lives are transformed by knowing of the love of Jesus in their hearts.
As each years passes, the following En Fuego event is even more spectacular than the year before! The event is outdoors. Some have referred to it as, "The Christian Woodstock of This Generation" with its camp-like feel. Those in attendance have the feeling of such intimacy, yet at the same time, fueled with such intensity.
En Fuego is located in central Alabama. Initially it began with just a group of 300 or so students. Since its inception in 1996, it has grown to, now, more than 20,000 people all gathered in the open hillside annually for the purpose of exalting the name of Jesus Christ!
En Fuego has become a regional event that touches many youth all around the Southeast. This event brings with it some the best student communicators in the entire country to offer messages of the hope found in our sweet Lord Jesus Christ. It also attracts some of the hottest bands in Christian music for worship, geared towards the younger generation.
What is truly amazing is that it dispels the stereo-type that Christians are nerdy, but all who attend see just how "cool" it is to be a Christian, and come away with such a new outlook on life where lives are changed forever to His glory!
There is no doubt that this is a ministry of the Lord, for the mere fact of such immense growth, year after year in seeing hundreds of students each year come to know Christ and make commitments or renewal, where many are called into full-time ministry.
Location of En Fuego in Verbena, Alabama
Jeremy Camp - Live Recording
Jeremy Explains How He Was Blown Away by Her Heart for the Lord and He Knew She was the One, then His Love Got Cancer...
GPS coordinates are:
N32 43.440 W86 26.224
2013 En Fuego Schedule
Noon – Gates Open
1:20 – Matt Littlejohn Band pre-festival slot
2:00 – 4:00 – Citizen Way & Tedashii
4:00 – 7:00 – Fireflight, Haley Morgan Smith, Scott Dawson
7:00 – 10:00 – Hawk Nelson & Jeremy Camp
Featured here in this Hub are just a few of the talented Christian artists who performed at En Fuego this year, 2013 in Verbena, Alabama. Please enjoy!
Haley Morgan Smith at En Fuego, August 24, 2013 in Verbena, Alabama
Haley Morgan Smith
Hawk Nelson - Words
En Fuego History
Way back in 1996, during a small student retreat in West Alabama, God's vision for En Fuego was born, after the speaker at such event was approached by a young girl who told the speaker that she had just asked Jesus into her heart. You see, this young girl came from a very unstable home life, but now was excited to return home and tell of such Good News.
The Holy Spirit spoke a simple message into the heart of this young man, the speaker, to do this again, but much bigger! Right away, this young man contacted one of his closet friends in ministry, who was also soon filled with such passion in his heart for this vision to be realized. Rapidly, a team of ministers and lay-persons gathered together to make this vision a reality.
It was in the fall of 1997, En Fuego came to fruition. When we step out in faith, God shows up mightily and moves powerfully in the hearts of all involved. All God desires is that we make ourselves available to be used by Him.
Fireflight Live - American Christian Rock Band That Attracts a lot of Non-Christian Fans Too
"He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." (Matthew 3:11)
There are committed team members, who pray diligently, and each year this event is incredible, and the following year even more so. It is a beautiful thing to see God move only as He can!
If you are ever in this area at the time of this free awesome festival, then you do not want to miss it!
En Fuego this year, 2013, was the best one ever in every aspect from God providing such a beautiful day, ministry-minded bands and a powerful message of His love and saving grace.
The best of the best is that there was a harvest of souls! Those who are on fire for the Lord, the real, sold-out, committed believer. Praise Him! To God be the glory!
Fire is a symbol for cleansing, purifying, or sanctifying, and can also serve as a symbol of God’s presence. God purifies us with fire (trials) to make us ready to reign with Him in His everlasting kingdom, without end. As we yield to the fire of God, we will become over-comers and a light in a dark world!
Hope you enjoyed the one-day festival!
God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper
© Copyright Faith Reaper, August 27, 2013