Buenos Aires Outreach Sees 20,000 Gospel Responses

BUENOS AIRES — It had been 14 years since the Luis Palau Association held their last citywide campaign in Buenos Aires. The main avenue was shut down through town. All 16 lanes. And the crowd stretched out for 7 full blocks.

It proved to be the largest festival in the history of their team. It was also one of the largest gatherings in the history of Argentina.

Last November they returned to Argentina’s capital city for a festival that saw at least 20,000 Gospel responses. GNA spoke to evangelist Andrew Palau about what it was like to continue this legacy in his father’s home country.

The Luis Palau association saw at least 20,000 people respond to the Gospel during their recent outreach campaign in Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Palermo Park in the capital city for a two day festival November 18-19, which followed several other outreach events leading up to that weekend.
It had been originally scheduled for 2019 with Luis Palau who has since passed away. Andrew gave an emotional response when asked how his father would’ve felt about the remarkable response they saw.

Andrew PalauEvangelist LPEA:

Pure joy to think that everything he dreamed of, that the church would love each other and the leaders would stay together and it would truly be something that is all about Jesus Christ, it’s awesome to see it. And you know it’s humbling when you look at those that went before you, the generation before us we’re in awe of them.

Palau went on to highlight how special it was to join their follow up teams as people responded to accept Christ into their lives:

Andrew Palau:

The Friends of the Festival, we call them, will go into the crowd, so to see that sea of hands raised. It’s awesome. And often I’ll have my friends and we’ve been working hard over the years in preparation. They’re often in the front counselling and going one on one. And when I can, I like to jump down and counsel myself because that’s when you see the work of the Lord in an individual.

And preparations are now well underway for the ministry’s next festival which will take place in San Jose in Costa Rica in March.

About the Luis Palau Association

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, in partnership with his wife, Wendy, are heard by millions of people on thousands of radio outlets around the world. He is also 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 evangelistic book published in China in 2012.

CONTACT: Jay Fordice, jay.fordice@palau.org

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