Tuesday, August 28
Is mass evangelism a thing of the past?
No way if you were in Guayaquil this past weekend for the Franklin Graham Festival de Esperanza (Festival of Hope). The richness of God's love and forgiveness embraced our city with over 185,000 people hearing the Gospel message and more than 15,800 public professions of faith in Christ--more than FIVE TIMES the number ushered into the Kingdom in Acts 2! That's more people than the total number of Baptists in the entire country after 50+ years of work. We are overjoyed at what God continues to do to bring this country to the feet of Jesus.
Most of the churches in our house church network fully participated by bringing people with them to the evangelistic meetings that they have been praying for and visiting over the past few months. Already many of those who made decisions are being followed up with discipleship materials.
This past Sunday I attended the baptism of an entire family whom one of our house church planters has been working with for a couple of months. The last to accept the Lord was the dad (pictured above.) He went with his family on the last night of the Festival of Hope meetings giving his heart to the Lord. The next morning he was baptized along with his wife and children, along with several others. Afterwards I rejoiced to hear his wife tell how overjoyed she was that all her family is now following Christ. Only one daughter remains to make her decision for Christ.
Watch this 3:25 BGEA video with highlights of the August 23-25 Franklin Graham Festival of Hope. To God be the Glory!