Disciple Asks for Prayer and Support as They Replace Bus Engine
The band's bus calls for $30,000 in repairs following a breakdown near Boise, ID
Posted: March 02, 2017, 5:00 PM | Category:General Artist Tags: Disciple Source: From Staff Reports MN
Disciple is asking for prayer and support from fans as they face $30,000 in bus repairs. They are directing fans who would like to assist with covering the costs of the new bus engine to disciplerocks.com/donate/.
The band's bus broke down early yesterday near Boise, Idaho, and what initially looked like an easy fix turned out to actually require a whole new engine. The breakdown occurred in middle of the band's third year headlining the City Rockfest tour, which they will now be continuing driving a rented mini van and Uhaul truck until the bus is repaired.
Disciple's bus, known to the band and their fans as "Phyllis," has been with the band since 2005. "It has hauled around the members of Disciple from the RISE UP TOUR to WINTER JAM to the CITY ROCK FEST TOUR for the last 12 years," lead singer and founder Kevin Young shared in a facebook post. "We have traveled over 2 million miles in that bus sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ... and what a privilege and honor it has been. Our bus breaking down will not stop us from doing what God has called us to do. And we will press forward."
You can hear more of the band's take on the situation in the video below.
The band is nearing the halfway mark on the City Rockfest tour, with a rapidly approaching break before heading through the south and midwest. The bus repairs are currently estimated to take several weeks.
"Our call is to bring the message of Jesus Christ through music, to see people receive Christ as their Savior, to encourage and strengthen Believers, to call wayward Believers home, and to inspire Believers to embrace the calling that God has on their life (Ephesians 2:10). And throughout the years of that call, there have been so many of you that have partnered with us and helped us in immeasurable ways," Kevin Young concluded his post. "We are so thankful TO you and and so thankful FOR each of you. Disciple has never been just a group of guys playing music. Disciple has always been a family much larger than the members that included promoters, radio DJ's, mothers and fathers, youth leaders, churches, friends, family, Disciple Alliance members, and fans. Without our Disciple family, we could never do this thing."
In addition to donating here and keeping Disciple in your continued prayers, you can keep up with Disciple's journey on facebook, instagram and twitter, where they have been posting consistent updates.