The brand called ‘The Experience‘ can hardly be termed new to the ears of Nigerians. It sparks excitement, faith and anticipation every time it is mentioned. For a decade, the experience, hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has served as a gateway to the secret place of the Most High for Christians and non-Christians alike. It has commanded the desire of Nigerians and foreigners to praise, pray and worship like they can nowhere else.
When it debuted in December 2006, it was mostly thought of as an over excited gathering of Christians who would soon lose their spark. Although 70,000 people gathered to praise that year, it was hardly impressed in their hearts that it would metamorphose into something bigger in the coming years. But then such is the hand work of the Most High God; using the little things to make the most incredible impact.
In 2007, eyes and ears were tickled with surprise as over 250,000 worshippers gathered from all over Africa to exalt the name of the one true King. International ministers were invited in to lead God’s children in deep and secret places, where their hearts can find expression in worship. Even when the rains came in 2008 to disrupt the flow of God’s agenda, the worshippers were unapologetic in their resolve to pray and praise. With the miraculous flow of testimonies, Nigerians were unrepentant in their resolve not to compromise on their 11 hours of worship and praise.
In its own unique and divine way, the Experience has created a culture of putting aside political ties, religious differences, tribal diversities and class barriers in exchange for a few hours of uninterrupted praise and prayer. Nigerians and foreigners alike have come to understand the powerful importance of coming together to seek the face of God through the gateway of praise and worship. The legacy of love, unity and unbridled expression of faith as represented by The Experience Lagos cannot be denied even in years to come.
It is no wonder that ministers and worshippers alike are stoked about the Experience Lagos 2016. The likes of Donnie McClaukin who has adopted an Igbo heritage, Micah Stampley who many believe is originally Nigerian, Don Meon who finds peace in worshipping amidst Nigerians are eager to climb the Experience stage. Blessed and powerful gospel artistes like Don Moen, Frank Edwards, Travis Greene, Tope Alabi, Micah Stampley, Cece Winans, Donnie Mcclurkin will be ministering on that much anticipated night! Also ministering are Gabriel Eziaschi, Eno Michaels, Chioma Jesus, Nwando, Tim Godfrey, Midnight Crew, Smokey Norful and Samsong. No doubt, Nigerians are soaked in anticipation of the 11th edition of the Experience.
As The Experience is set to Reveal Jesus in a new dimension this December, we are all invited to put all worries aside and come join in sending an avalanche of praise up, so that God’s blessings can indeed rain down.
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