International Hip Hop Gospel Star, Chè Sarai Shares Her Experience On The Extreme Tour
Gospel Hip Hop Fire Brand Rapper Chè Sarai in An Exclusive Interview With The DunamisNaija Gospel Blogg Shares Her Joy, Experience And Challenges From The Just Concluded Extreme Tour.(A music Outreach)
She Explained That The Extreme Tour, founded by Ted Bruun, is an organization that travels all over the United States and internationally for several months of the year to hold free concerts in disadvantaged and forgotten communities. In each city the artists and crew are hosted by a church or other organization. The host provides food, shelter, showers and sometimes laundry; thank God! We get a spiritual summary of the needs of the community and the most common forms of bondage facing the people. We believe in different principalities that rule different regions and incorporate this perspective in our approach.
In each city, before the event, we have a night of “search and rescue” where we go out and meet the people. We introduce ourselves and why we’re there, sing, pray, and minister the Gospel as the Spirit leads. My time with The Extreme Tour lasted two-weeks. During this time my best friend, recording artist Raizel and I traveled from the state of Maryland to South Dakota, 2 cities in Minnesota, and 2 cities in Iowa before returning back home to Maryland.
In between cities there was also down time to explore. During this time, I got to see the Falls Park waterfalls in Sioux Falls, SD; the George Floyd Memorial in Minneapolis, MN; and Harmony Park and Vermillion Falls both in Hastings, MN.
One of my favorite places of ministry was Skate Church which is a part of the Love in Action Center in Davenport, Iowa. Skate Church is an indoor skate park that holds a weekly Bible Study which has been a great tool to serve and witness to the youth in that community.
One of the most inspiring moments of the tour happened when we did “search and rescue” in a different neighborhood in Davenport. As we were walking into the neighborhood a woman ran out of her apartment and asked who we were. She compared us to angels saying something told her to come out and meet us. We ended up praying for her and as we were praying another young lady across the street was recording on Facebook Live crying and declaring that what we were doing was needed badly in the world today. We then spent more time in the neighborhood praying for this young lady and others. In addition to these two events I was blessed to spend time with and minister to victims of Sex Trafficking and the hurting Native American population of South Dakota.
The biggest challenge I faced personally was stepping outside of my comfort zone to engage the unknown people in each city. To do this I focused on God’s love for them and how He was relying on my obedience for His people in that hour. In addition, the demanding schedule of the tour meant very little sleep and made it difficult to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Overall, this was the most life-changing experience I’ve ever had. Every sacrifice it took to be a part of this tour was well worth it. I’m looking forward to more time with The Extreme Tour!