Thousands reached in Eastern Oregon event

By Luis Palau Ministries,

Join us in praising God for how He moved in Hermiston! After years of active preparation and prayer, thousands of followers of Jesus throughout Umatilla and Morrow Counties in Eastern Oregon came together for Greater Hermiston CityFest with Andrew Palau, leading up to a free evangelistic Festival at Butte Park on August 28.

Over 60 churches, businesses, and nonprofits partnered together in this year-long, region-wide campaign that has been focused on serving the region and proclaiming a powerful message of hope in Jesus through multiple evangelistic gatherings, training events, and community service initiatives.

“You matter. You matter because God loves you, that alone is enough,” shared Andrew Palau, “But you also matter because God’s love for you—if you embrace it and live in His ways—it is going to transform your life.’”

Many people were reached with a message of hope through Greater Hermiston CityFest. Andrew led multiple outreaches and gatherings throughout the region during “festival week,” including Fiesta Latina (an event geared towards Spanish speakers), an evangelistic luncheon for civic and business leaders, and a gathering for women led by Wendy Palau.

August 28 was Greater Hermiston Cityfest at Butte Park featuring award-winning artists Danny Gokey, We Are Messengers, George Moss, and Marisol Park. There was a special kids outreach (in partnership with Kids Blitz), as well as an action sports demonstration (in partnership with The Stunt Dudes), and multiple presentations of the Gospel throughout the day. In the evening, Andrew shared a clear Gospel message with those in the crowd and those who tuned in online. With much encouragement to give their lives to Jesus Christ, we saw 302 people accept that invitation and make a decision for Christ. Join us in praying for these people!

“After living through the last 18 months of division and hardship in our community, it was so good to see our community of churches bring our cities together to share love and hope,” shared Chris Hankel, Pastor of New Hope Community Church, “For us as churches it was an investment into our community. It was well worth the many months of planning.”

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