I'm back home in Portland this week but still overwhelmed with all that the Lord did in Michigan. 33,000 people flooded downtown Grand Rapids to hear about the abundant life of Jesus Christ. And as a result, 1,833 people made public confessions of Christ!
This never gets old!
Here's a photo of thousands of people hearing the Good News:
It was such a thrill to join Andrew and the amazing lineups of artists and friends in sharing the Good News at the 2-day festival and at the Latin festival. Additionally, CityFest featured multiple outreaches at prisons, a luncheon for women, Latina events, and a gathering for business and civic leaders in the week leading up to the festival. Thousands came together for these events and more than 220,000 viewed the events through multiple broadcasts online.
Here are some fast facts from the festival:
Each person that responded to the Gospel was met in-person by one of the 2,000 trained local volunteers and will be receiving encouragement and follow up from one of the 435 local churches who helped host the festival.
Sharing the Gospel is a community effort. And you played a vital role.Through your prayers, giving, support, and encouragement, you helped make the Grand Rapids harvest possible.
Because of you, thousands of people have found new hope in Christ. Through this effort, they found peace, forgiveness, joy, and the assurance of salvation.
Thank you for your partnership to share the Gospel with every sector of society in West Michigan. It is our greatest joy to celebrate what God is doing together!
Here are some of our favorite moments from CityFest West Michigan: