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Launch Breakfast bash - Resounding Success 

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Senior church leaders, youth leaders and young people from Essex and East London packed out a suite at the Thurrock Hotel in March 2011 to hear the local Core Team (including pastor Colin Baker) and Gary Cobb (director of training with BGEA) present Rock Thurrock.
The atmosphere became electric as people started to engage with the vision. Heads were nodding in agreement all over the room, and many were audibly giving their consent to the vision as Gary urged church leaders to take this “once in a life time opportunity” to work together and alongside the BGEA in this project.

Christians from across Essex set aside their churchmanship to show a unity and solidarity to work together in the name of Jesus, desperate to see Him save the youth of their borough.

Jonathan Oloyede (Global Day of Prayer, London) inspired those in room to pray for Rock Thurrock, for the local churches and for the youth of the borough. It was truly incredible to hear a room full of people burst into prayer simultaneously, voices praising, worshiping, blessing God and crying out to Him for the souls of the youth in Thurrock.

Young people came to represent their peer group, and many showedRTLaunchPrayer a real excitement for Rock Thurrock, understanding the need to reach their friends with the message of Jesus. One young person spoke of her excitement at what Rock Thurrock could do for the teenagers of the borough. “Jesus has made such a difference to my life. I want to share him with all my friends. I want them to hear the Gospel, and Rock Thurrock is a brilliant way of doing it.”

Saturday was a historic event as it marked the dawning of the start of Rock Thurrock for the BGEA and the churches of Essex.