Twin Lakes Ranch Ministries will host a Christian music festival that aims to rebuild people’s faith in Canada and encourage more people to trust in God.
The “Faith, Fire, Freedom Festival” occurs from Thursday, Aug. 11 to Sunday, Aug. 14, at the ranch, located eight miles east of Moose Jaw on the north side of Highway 1.
Some musical acts include Art Lucier and the Reviver Band, the Canadian Revival Centre Band, The Burn 24-7, Fresh IE, and Todd and Melanie Toews. Some speakers include Lucier, Darren Canning, Nadine Ness, Chris Lindberg, Barry Maracle, Steven Holmstrom, Mark Friesen and Kevin Tabuchi.
There will also be a “Faith, Fire, Freedom Rally” on Saturday, Aug. 13, featuring The Reviver Band and speakers Lucier, Ness and Friesen.
The event is free, but participants must register in advance. To do that, visit Eventbrite.
Everything will take place under a tent that is 12,000 square feet in size. Food trucks will be on site all weekend.
A similar event was held recently in Winnipeg and attracted around 1,500 people. Organizers believe about 1,000 could attend the festival in Moose Jaw.
Kelowna, B.C.-based Harvest Ministries International is organizing the event in conjunction with the Revival Reformation Alliance, “a coalition of ministries, ministers, intercessors and saints contending for the move of God in this nation.”
“If ever there was a time for the family of God to come together and worship the King of Kings, this would be that day. Within the Revival Reformation Alliance, we’re realizing that this summer is a divinely inspired and orchestrated opportunity to gather, worship, and do business with God,” Lucier wrote on Facebook.
“Indeed, this season is being dubbed as the ‘Summer of Worship’ — and rightly so. A great enemy is at the door of the nation, and has even breached its walls.”
Lucier quoted the Bible to remind people that this is not the first time “that the people of God have had an enemy at its doorsteps.” He thought this event would be a great worship service to attend since it would be a time for people to seek Jesus Christ.
“I believe the Lord has set the table and invited the hungry and willing to gather — to lay it all down and to cry out to the only One who can save,” he added.
Lucier told the Express by phone that this gathering is focused on freedom of religion and bringing together people from across Western Canada who love God and Canada.
He noted that organizers chose the festival name because they believe Canadians have lost faith in this country during the past 50 years.
“We want to see the re-establishment of faith in God and we’re calling out really for the fire of God to come down to ignite our hearts,” he continued, adding organizers also want to see more freedom in society, specifically, freedom from addictions and the past and freedom of expression and worship.
Lucier said he was excited that Moose Jaw is holding this festival since it would be a great time of “God’s family coming together and Canadians standing together.”
“It’s about a $100,000 event once you figure out your sound and tent and travel. But it’s free — it’s a free event,” he added.
“For those who love their nation, for those who love music and for those who love freedom, this event is for you.”