Thanks for all your prayers! God is so good and He really showed up in NYC!! After over 2 years of planning and praying, Luis’ dream of 50+ years has come true!! God has done it all …
• 38 television and radio stories ran on WABC, Fox, CBS, NY1, WNBC, and NPR.
• 14.4 million people reached nationally through media reports.
• 2.2 million people reached in NYC through media reports.
• Millions reached internationally through live television broadcasts, Internet webcasts, and radio coverage.
• 115 evangelistic events.
• More than 180,000 people reached in person through the entire campaign.
• More than 10,000 decisions for Christ through all events.
• Amazing stories in local print media, Including NY Times and the NY Post.
• More than 1.2 million people reached through social media (this last week alone).
All this, along with uniting over 1700 churches in the NYC area will, God willing, keep all these efforts sustainable in building up the faith and the Body of Christ. Our prayer is that this will continue with a ripple effect nationally, and worldwide! It’s hard to put into words all that God has done, in fact I know it’s not possible! It’s been pure joy and a humbling experience to be a part! I’m still dreaming about it all myself! Here’s a few personal reflections and highlights:
• Praying for the (then) upcoming week of events in a Radio City Music Hall dressing room. (Pictured above, Kim Grimberg and Caryn Ogle, from our NWPT Leadership Team preparing for our prayer call.)
• Our NYC driver, Emad's 9 year old son, Michael, accepting Jesus at Radio City Music Hall!
• Two divine appointments while walking through the city: One at ground zero where we connected with a Palau Street team from Argentina (pictured above), another at the great lawn in Central Park… praying with our director Tim Innes on the main stage a couple of days before the big event!
• A powerful time as we prayer walked around the Great Lawn with fellow believers and prayer warriors on the eve of the Central Park CityFest. (Pictured above is myself with Kim Grimberg, Gita Santangelo and Nicole Furno from our NWPT Leadership team.)
• Hearing Luis and Andrew share the gospel in Time Square with their image on the Time Square jumbo-trons.
• Praising God and jumping to all the great gospel music.
• Sharing Christ with a new believer- Christopher!
• Seeing the sea of people on the Great Lawn at Central Park and all the hands going up to want to know Jesus…. a taste of heaven and a real thrill!
• Luis and local pastors praying over Mayor de Blasio
• Our NYC driver Emad brought his friend Nagay who accepted Jesus at Central Park!
• Physically connecting our National Prayer leaders with our NY Intercessors for the first time!
So many blessings upon blessings! The power of the Gospel going to the masses and yet knowing it’s for the power of changing the heart of one. The Holy Spirit's power of seeking and saving the lost. Now we pray for continued power from the Holy Spirit for the Palau team and the local churches to follow up on those who raised their hands and filled out decision cards, so that no one falls away from their new faith. We pray each new believer is strengthened, encouraged to join a local church, and will want to share their new found faith with family and friends. Pray that Satan is kept far away as he’d love to discourage them and us!
Thank you for praying with us for all the events that took place in NYC and for all of His servants who faithfully worked so hard to make this a reality! It has truly been so amazing, and surreal! A real dream come true! Yes, God is so good, all the time!!
Mark your calendars now for our Victory Call and more stories on what God has done in NYC and beyond on August 11th, 1pm Pacific time!
Rejoicing and Praying with you,
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
Romans 10:9-10 NLT