The last stop of the FM419 training weekends was in Minneapolis-St. Paul.
FM419 is training designed to provide evangelism tools to today’s youth. In preparation for the Rock the River Tour this summer, training weekends were held during April and May in Baton Rouge, St, Louis, Quad Cities and Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The purpose of Rock the River is to share the Good News of the Gospel with tens of thousands of young people and young adults along the Mississippi River basin from Louisiana to Minnesota in a fun, festival setting.
Tanner, age 15, says he is “really looking forward to what God’s going to do when that many people are coming together and praying and interceding and just going after Him preparing for Rock the River.”
“I’m just really excited to see how much He can influence our city for this event.”
Davonne, also age 15, feels that she should show her friends how much she loves them so that they know that Christians are loving, and know that God is loving also.
“I learned that I shouldn’t just try to beat the Word into the people…you know, let them grow into it, and slowly show them the love of God.”
Why the name, “FM419?”
In Matthew 4:19, Jesus commands us to “come, follow me.” Combine that with Franklin Graham’s vision that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association would raise up “fishers of men,” and you get the name FM419.