WATCH: Inspired band launching first leg of SA schools tour to ‘Wake Up’ youth and bring hope

Johan Brits, second from left, and Frank Furniss, second from right, of the band Frank and I, who were inspired by the Holy Spirit to embark on a campaign to visit schools throughout SA to bring hope to young people. Musicians Shadley Easthorpe, left, and Kurt Randall, will be part of the “Schools Festival 2022” tour

There is nothing small about Johan Brits and Frank Furniss’s vision to stir hope among young people in South Africa — and the world — through a schools festival tour and talent competition set to launch next month.

In fact the vision was birthed as Johan had a fresh revelation of a Scripture that says that we cannot even comprehend the scale of God’s big dreams for His children — which is something the duo, of the band, Frank And I, want to convey to young people through the schools festival.

In recent years they have experienced first hand God exceeding their expectations as they have trusted Him. Mindful of the incidence of hopelessness and suicide among young people, they want to encourage schoolgoers with the good news that if you give your life to Christ He will take you on the journey of a lifetime, said Johan.

The Schools Festival 2022 begins on August 15 with the start of the N2 leg of their journey during which they will visit towns on the N2 national road route from Cape Town to East London, connecting with schools along the way — inviting them to participate in a music talent competition built around their latest single, Wake Up [See video below].

“And then in October we want to do a N1 tour up until Potchefstroom and then come back to Cape town. And then, God willing, we would like to do Durban, Limpopo and the whole section above Nelspruit. And then, if that works well and there is favour on the movement we want to take it international — to the UK, New Zealand, Australia and America,” he said.

In the video clip below the band members invite schools to participate in the talent competition and outline key N2 Tour dates.

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Next week in Gateway News we will report on some of Frank and Johan’s recent God adventures which Johan shared with us in a recent interview.

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  1. Yes God has beautiful dreams for His children and He says, “Will we dare to dream?”.
    Awesome what you young men are doing…….You are in my prayers.
    Granny on her knees.