Christian Artists Host Free Concert for Sandy Hook

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Christian leaders and music artists hosted a free concert Tuesday evening for the survivors of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Conn.

Approximately 12,000 tickets were handed out for the event in Bridgeport.

"The initial response to the event was overwhelming, with over 10,000 tickets going in just 30 minutes," Kevin Braun, with Generation Exodus, the company organizing the event, told Charisma News.

"I think this speaks to how we as a nation want to honor and show our support to this community," he said.

The concert featured Pastors Louie Giglio and Max Lucado, as well as Christian singers like Toby Mac and Stephen Curtis Chapman.

"I know we don't have the answers, but I do hope that some people smile tonight and maybe it's one small step," Grammy Award Winner Toby Mac said.

Chapman said he understands a little of what the people of Newtown are going through. His daughter Maria was killed in an accident in 2008. He sang the songs he wrote while grieving the lost of his daughter.

Chapman said the only thing worse than the pain he and his family went through would have been to go through it without God. He said that's the comfort he hopes to share at Tuesday night's concert.

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