Three Continents in 60 Days: The Luis Palau Association Completes Two-Month-Long Global Initiative as Andrew Palau Returns from China
Contact: Chelsea Miller, Luis Palau Association
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 15, 2017 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Evangelist Andrew Palau just returned from Beijing and Huai'an City, China, serving local churches to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the region through special Christmas events. Working directly with local churches and approval from authorities, Palau was met with great openness and joy as he shared the clear message of hope through Jesus Christ with thousands of individuals and distributed 9,000 copies of his Gospel-centered book What is Christmas?.
This final 2017 campaign wrapped up an intense 60-day season of ministry for Palau across three continents, including festival outreaches in Africa, South America, and Asia.
"It's been an immense blessing to experience so many different cultures in such a short amount of time," Andrew Palau says. "The beauty of the Church is the diversity and uniqueness of expressions coupled with the unwavering source of Truth that runs through each community of believers. It was wonderful to see the creativity of God in so many ways these past two months and it's been a tremendous honor for us."
The last weekend of October brought 65,000 people together in the nation of Côte d'Ivoire (West Africa) for the Love Côte d'Ivoire Festival which was held in the nation's capital city of Yamoussoukro. The festival was preceded by a week of outreach events throughout the city where Palau shared the Good News with thousands of school children, prisoners, and local businessmen and women. Friends from the Palau Association's Next Generation Alliance served the city of San Pedro in a parallel festival in the week following.
Two weeks later in November, Palau headed up two festivals in the cities of La Matanza and Las Malvinas, Argentina, where 47,500 people gathered for multiple evangelistic events, once again reaching all levels of society. During the week of events, Palau met with several political leaders throughout the region, including Verónica Magario, mayor of La Matanza, who welcomed him as an honored visitor to the city, and Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, mayor of Buenos Aires. These two festivals marked the 6th and 7th festivals for Palau in Argentina in the last two years.
One short week after returning from Latin America, Palau and his team headed once again to China for his yearly Christmas outreach to the nation. Events in Beijing and Huai'an City brought more than 8,000 people together where Palau shared the Good News of Jesus and distributed the book What is Christmas?. Following in his father's footsteps, Palau made it a point to meet with regional and national government leaders, sharing his love for China and passion for preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ openly. These meetings included China's State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA) and the China Christian Council (CCC). This visit saw particularly encouraging confirmation in relationships with many church and government leaders Palau and his team have continued to foster and develop through the years.
Going forward, the Luis Palau Association will be launching a massive, 3-year initiative called 2020: Blessing the Nations, which aims to expand ministry efforts on all levels.
For more information about 2020: Blessing the Nations or other aspects of the Palau Association, visit www.palau.org
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