Worship in the Desert at Friday’s Colorado River Celebration

By   •   March 12, 2016

man with hand raised, singing
The Jason Lovins Band and Aaron Shust got people in a worshipful mood in the middle of the Arizona desert during the first night of the Colorado River Celebration.
Will Graham speaking
Over 1,300 people came to the Rodeo Grounds at Sara Park in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to hear Will Graham speak.
Aaron Shust onstage
Pure joy radiated from Aaron Shust as he sang.
girl being counseled
This little one was eager to see what her counselor had to say about the Gospel of John after coming forward at Will Graham's invitation.
The Jason Lovins Band kicked off the Colorado River Celebration with Will Graham in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Dozens came forward at Will Graham's invitation to respond to the Gospel.
Dad with hand on son's shoulder
Kian Stone, 10, shared that he knew about Jesus, but didn't accept Him in a personal way until Will Graham spoke Friday. Kian is playing a lead role in Saturday's Gospel-focused KidzFest play—part of the weekend's Celebration.
Jason Lovins onstage
Jason Lovins took time to share his story, how his mother was raped at 15 and had Jason as a result of it. He talked about how no one is a mistake; God has a plan for each person.
woman with arms raised
Praising God in the moment.
Two young women being counseled
Two young women came forward to learn more about Jesus.
Aaron Shust reading Bible
Aaron Shust read from the Bible about how we're "the bride of Christ," meaning He loves and takes care of us, and we are to be faithful to Him.
Bowing her head in prayer as Will Graham led the crowd in a prayer.
This was Will Graham's first time preaching in Arizona, but he said he has ties to the state. His wife, Kendra, is from Tucson.
Aaron Shust led the crowd in some familiar worship songs like "My Savior My God."