PORTLAND, OR — When the family of Luis Palau announced the evangelist’s health was failing his son Andrew Palau showed the work to spread the gospel continues by holding an evangelistic festival in Brevard County, Florida.
Just a few days after the festival concluded Luis Palau passed away at the age of 86.
Andrew talks to the Global News Alliance about how special it was to share the hope of eternal salvation as his own father prepared to step into eternity.
As evangelist Luis Palau was in the last few days of his life, his son Andrew showed how the work of his father will continue by holding an evangelistic festival in Brevard County in Florida where more than 2,000 people accepted Christ.
Andrew reflects on the remarkable timing of this festival.
That it was during the season that dad was going to eternity I was able to stand and preach heaven to thousand with many hundreds saying yes to Jesus and receiving the assurance of eternal life. Even as we’re proclaiming it dad is egging us on, dad is stepping in himself, stepping into eternity.
Andrew shares how special it has been to share the platform with his father in recent years as well as prepare for the transition of him continuing this legacy of preaching the Gospel across the globe.
I have my own festivals. Dad had his own, but I would preach at them. Sometimes we did them together. And eventually besides Madrid and Grand Rapids dad hasn’t been preaching at a festival for a good number of years. So we didn’t make a big deal of that transition, but it’s been happening with wisdom and Spirit-led.
He concluded by explaining how Luis showed incredible humility right to the very end when he recorded a special farewell prayer towards the end of his life.
He’d written some very profound notes and letters to individuals and broadly and that prayer was one of those that we asked him if he wouldn’t mind recording it. And it really reflects the heart of his entire life. He says something along the lines that if you see anything impressive that you’re impressed with about my life you just recognize that I am not a special person. I have simply obeyed the word of God, been faithful as much as I’ve been able and worked hard.
So as millions of people pay tribute to the incredible impact Luis Palau had on their lives, one thing is for certain that this passion for reaching the lost will live on for many years to come through Andrew and the rest of the Palau Association team.
About Andrew Palau
For more than 26 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 into 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 the author of The Secret Life of a Fool, a retelling of his personal journey to faith in Christ, and What is Christmas?, a groundbreaking book published in China in 2012. Along with his wife, Wendy, he is also the main contributor to LPA’s online community known as Hope with God with nearly 20 million followers.
Source: Global News Alliance, Andrew Palau Continues His Father’s Gospel Legacy