MADRID – Working with, through, and for the local Church, the Luis Palau Association through the FestiMadrid campaign proclaimed the life-changing message of Jesus Christ on a nationwide scale a June 21-23, 2019.
The region-wide effort brought together more than 200 churches and trained 3,700 local followers of Christ – all focused on a week-long campaign to saturate the city and surrounding region with the Good News. Included in the effort were outreaches for business and civic leaders, women, and prisoners. One of the most significant moments came when Luis Palau took to the stage to preach for the first time outside of the US since he was diagnosed with lung cancer 18 months ago.
The Luis Palau Association saw a remarkable response to their three day evangelistic festival in Madrid, Spain June 21-23 with over 2,500 people accepting Christ.
Hundreds of thousands of people were reached with the Gospel as Huge crowds gathered in key locations across the city for the festival with some of the latest Gospel artists performing followed by an evangelistic messages from both Andrew Palau and his father Luis Palau. Earlier that weekend Andrew explained the significance of Luis coming to Madrid:
“Miracle upon miracle had has arrived. It’s the first time he’s been out of the country since his diagnosis. It’s been 18 months and he is fired up.”
As well as larger gatherings there were a number of other significant events across Madrid throughout the weekend, including a women’s evening. Wendy Palau believes this had a significant impact:
“It’s been a beautiful night to be here with the women and the response I believe will be amazing. Thank you for praying. The team have worked so hard to put this together and so we’re expectant.”
Beyond the Festival the Palau Association was keen to leave a long-lasting legacy on the more than 200 partnering churches involved by training 750 evangelists to continue to reach the city for Christ.
About Luis Palau
Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Gospel with hundreds of millions of people through evangelistic events and media around the world. He has spoken in person to more than 30 million people in 75 countries, with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ. Luis Palau festivals have produced massive audiences in cities from south Florida to South America. His radio broadcasts in both English and Spanish are heard by millions on 5,000 radio outlets in 48 countries. Luis currently hosts Luis Palau Responde, an international Q&A program in Spanish, and Reaching Your World, a devotional-style program emphasizing biblical wisdom. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world.
About Andrew Palau
For more than 24 years Andrew Palau has played a key role in the ministry of the Luis Palau Association. He has been instrumental in building the LPA model for citywide outreach as an evangelist, director, and key team leader. He has guided campaigns, led church relations efforts, trained thousands of believers in friendship evangelism, and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ in person to hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world through evangelistic campaigns. Andrew’s festivals have brought him and the Palau Association in partnership with thousands of churches in cities throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, and the United States of America. In addition to his father, evangelist Luis Palau, Andrew’s own weekly radio broadcasts are heard by millions of people on thousands of radio outlets around the world. He is also the author of multiple books, including Secret Life of a Fool, a retelling of his personal journey to faith in Christ, and What is Christmas?, a groundbreaking evangelistic book published in China in 2012.
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- Luis Palau Association, Official Website