What started as a four-day revival event nine months ago is still going strongly in the American state of Louisiana.
On the first night last October, 125 people turned up at a Baptist church near the town of Hammond. Attendance just kept growing on the following nights, prompting evangelist David R. Harrison to set up a giant tent that could hold 2,500 people.
Ever since, crowds from 17 states have been arriving to hear the Gospel message. The biggest turnout was just a few weeks ago.
Pastor Harrison told CBN News it is the most supernatural event he has ever seen. “Thousands of decisions have been made for Christ! Salvations, restorations, deliverance, and healings,” he revealed.
“The Awakening in Louisiana has truly been life-changing. When God sent me there on October 17, I never would have dreamed we would still be there! Have there been many battles along the way? Yes! But, it truly has been worth it all just to see the thousands of lives who have been changed! I’m so thankful and humbled that God would allow me and my family to experience such an amazing move of the Holy Spirit. To God be the glory, great things HE hath done,” he said.
Meanwhile, thousands of new believers have given their lives to Christ during this year’s Southern California Harvest Crusade.
More than 32,000 people attended the event which was held over two nights at Anaheim’s Honda Center indoor stadium. Almost 50,000 more viewed the crusade online.
Harvest Christian Fellowship’s senior pastor Greg Laurie has organised the crusade for the past 34 years, making it one of the longest running evangelisitic events in the nation .
CBN News reports worship was led by award-winning artists Michael W. Smith, Chris Tomlin, Phil Wickham and Taya Gaukrodger.
Pastor Laurie’s message was titled Good News In A Bad World. “We are living in a crazy, upside-down world full of bad news. I think we could all use some good news in a bad world, don’t you? That’s what the word ‘Gospel’ means — ‘Good News’,” he tweeted.
He reported 3,735 participants made decisions to follow Jesus Christ, observing that: “The immense response from individuals desiring to be baptised is genuinely remarkable! It’s a clear testament to the revival that is happening in individual hearts and minds and the profound impact of the Jesus Revolution film.”
This weekend, his Harvest Fellowship will host a mass baptism named Jesus Revolution after this year’s hit Christian movie.
It will take place at Pirates Cove, the same beach that witnessed the powerful baptisms of thousands of believers during the Jesus Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.