AL MINYA — Thousands of Egyptians from 60 local churches united with the Luis Palau Association to spread hope through a 3-day outreach, February 6-8. The massive effort reached 15,000 people in person and saw more than 1,500 make a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ.The campaign, led by the Kasr El-Dobara network of churches and including the help of Andrew and Wendy Palau, featured 10 outreaches to different sectors of society — men, women, and children. The campaign also launched a new effort of long-term strategy to encourage, equip, and bless the local Christian community. It also encouraged vision for ongoing evangelistic outreaches.
This campaign in Al Minya marks 22 years since Luis Palau was first invited by Kasr El-Dobara Church to preach in the capital city of Cairo in 1998. That campaign reached thousands of people face-to-face in the heart of the city and shared the Good News nationwide through a groundbreaking new model including hundreds of satellite events. Ten years later, in 2007, Luis’ son Andrew was invited to return to Egypt, working with the same church network to engage in a new festival model for outreach. The campaign reached thousands and was continued year after year. This year’s event similarly had immense impact in Egypt, leading to the continuation of encouragement and blessings for the local churches and further expanding the reach through live satellite broadcasts.
“It is so great to have Andrew and Wendy back in Egypt. . . standing with the Church in Egypt, preaching the Gospel to the multitudes,” Pastor Sameh Maurice from Kasr El-Dobara Church shared, “Having a county coming together – five different cities in upper Egypt, united together, 60 pastors with their congregations for such a campaign – it is wonderful.”
Through the 3-day campaign, 15,000 people were reached in person with hundreds of thousands more reached through the live television broadcast via Sat7 Television Network and two other online streaming networks, culminating in more than 1,500 people making public confessions of faith in Jesus.
While local leaders continue in this effort, the Palau Association will move on to support similar campaigns in cities across the globe. Upcoming outreaches include campaigns in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Brevard County, Florida; Berlin, Germany; Wolverhampton, England; Mulhouse, France; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Blantyre, Malawi.
You can learn more about the Luis Palau Association and their worldwide work at www.palau.org.
About Andrew Palau
For more than 25 years Andrew Palau has played a key role in the ministry of the Luis Palau Association (LPA), which was started by his father, evangelist Luis Palau. Andrew 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 into partnership with thousands of churches in cities throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, and the United States of America. Andrew’s 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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- Christian News Wire, Andrew and Wendy Palau Join Believers Again in Egypt to Share the Gospel with Thousands in Historic Campaign
- Luis Palau Association, Official Website