Contact: Chelsea Miller, Luis Palau Association
PORTLAND, Ore., May 5, 2017 /Christian Newswire
/ -- World-renowned author and local evangelist Luis Palau gathered with over 400 friends and supporters in Portland last night on the National Day of Prayer to pray for the city, state, nation, and world. The event aimed to cast vision for several exciting new initiatives intended to reach more people with the Good News of Jesus Christ through evangelistic endeavors spurred by the Luis Palau Association.
Local business leaders, including Nike executives Sergio Lozano and Wilson Smith, as well as local pastors and non-profit leaders were in attendance. World-renowned performance painter, David Garibaldi entertained the crowd with his captivating execution of an original painting on stage during the night's program. The painting was auctioned off at the end of the night with proceeds going to the Luis Palau Association.
Luis' sons Andrew and Kevin Palau also helped host this special evening. For the past many years, Andrew has joined his father in holding his own evangelistic campaigns in cities around the world, reaching millions of people from Africa to Jamaica to China. Andrew has festivals planned for northwest Africa this coming October and Argentina this coming November.
Kevin, who heads up the Luis Palau Association as President, has become one of the most instrumental leaders here in Portland and around the world in his work to inspire and encourage church, civic, and corporate leaders to work together through efforts known as City Gospel Movements.
Luis Palau and team are on the heels of a very active ministry schedule, recently returning from Fresno, California and Guatemala City, where tens of thousands gathered for major, citywide festivals. The festivals aimed at bringing local churches, organizations, and businesses together to inspire city unity and transformation and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. The free events included Grammy-winning musicians, top-rated action sports professionals, and local city sponsors.
For more information about the Luis Palau Association and their ongoing efforts in Portland and around the world visit palau.org