I have had the burden for many days now to write asking for Prayer for the International Gospel Music Festival in Pattaya that runs from the 17-19 of this month. There will be Christian artists coming from many countries.
The reason I believe that I have the burden to ask for prayer is because it is in the very heart of satan’s world in Pattaya. I know satan is not happy to have the light come into his dark kingdom. This is the red light district. Just a few minutes walk away from the famous Walking Street. The street is lined with bar after bar full of girls waiting to entertain their customers for a price. Pattaya has been called the sex capital of the world and I believe it probably is. The crowd will be a mixture of anyone that happens to walk by. It is a free concert and it is just across the road from the beach area where many girls and boys sit or walk along waiting for customers. Along with it comes the human trafficking, the drugs and drinking and just about anything else you can imagine. When I first went down to that area years ago I could not believe anyplace like that even existed. The entire area for blocks around is geared for sex from the thousands of bars to the street vendors selling sex toys etc. Just being there in that area makes one feel uncomfortable to say the least. The darkness is so heavy and it is hard for me just to walk along the street. It is a very uneasy feeling.
It is into this atmosphere that Christian music will be played 3 nights for around 7 hours per night by many Christian artists. We are hoping to plant seeds. I am sure some in the crowd will be Christian but not there as a Christian. Many that were once Christian, but walked away for the money and selfishness. I honestly do not understand why there? But that is the way it has worked out. Jesus said He did not come for the healthy but for the sick and if you want to visit the sick that is the place to be.
So Please send this up the prayer chains and pray for all of us that will be there. I do not know what will happen but God is in control so we are in good hands. God instructs us to pray and He will do. So we do our part He will do His.
I am going to ask those who receive this to please NOT post it on Face book. I will put a watered down version there. PS This is very watered down to from what I could say. It is a horrible place.