August 22, 2008 --
In preparation of this weekend’s much anticipated City Fest, Oregon Faith Report asked the Luis Palau Association a few questions.
Q: Once City Fest has concluded what goals do you hope your event will help accomplish?
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A: For the first time, the Season of Service component of a Luis Palau festival was at the center of our festival efforts. In partnership with cities, businesses, agencies and churches, the Season of Service model had an initial goal of 15,000 volunteers who would commit and serve in projects involving hunger and homelessness, the environment, the medically uninsured, the schools and the environment. By festival weekend, well over 25,000 volunteers will have served, laying the groundwork for a long-termed, sustained program of service and outreach from the church to the community. We can look to the future and Season of Service 2009 with optimism and joy.