By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director
Recently I had the privilege of being part of a unique prayer gathering. A representative from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association shared that the Church in America has been somewhat asleep in recent years, and that it was time (for us to pray) for it to awake and lead.
I wholeheartedly agree.
If you have been paying attention you may have noticed that the Church is already stirring in the Northwest, as JESUS is becoming center stage here…
- On July 28th Andrew Palau’s City Fest Eugene (Good News in Lane County at PK Park) took place where thousands gathered, and many made decisions to follow Christ!
- Between August 1 through 13, Franklin Graham launches his 7-city Decision America Pacific Northwest Tour in Oregon (Medford, Bend, and Portland); and Washington (Tri-Cities, Spokane, Tacoma, and Monroe). As a warm-up to the Northwest, he had well-attended Festivals in ten towns throughout California between May 20 to June 5.
- Finally, on Sunday, August 12th, Jose Zayas will launch his Good News Today free event at Hillsboro Stadium at 6:00pm featuring Phil Wickham, Lecrae, and Hollyn. In the spirit of awakening the Church, Jose rightfully said: “Now is the time to do something big and public for the good of our city!”
The proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ IS the *best* thing that can be done for any city – because it has the power to transform individuals, communities, cities, and regions! These events are all free, but, they do cost money and take a lot of volunteer effort to put on.
So, this is a special opportunity for the church to be the Church in the NW and not just show up to spectate but to give and serve as Volunteers in one of the greatest awakening opportunities in recent history here. Make sure you don’t sleep through it…because who knows how God might change lives and landscape… and you wouldn’t want to miss out!