Friday, August 31, 2012

Harvest America Estimates 272,000 Attended Christian Outreach Event

Leaders at the Harvest Crusades estimate that 272,000 people attended the ministry's first-of-its-kind evangelistic event last Sunday that included those inside a nearly full baseball stadium in Southern California and others watching a live webcast feed at more than 2,400 host locations throughout the U.S.

The numbers for Harvest America, which included the Gospel message by Pastor Greg Laurie, do not include those individuals watching on two Christian TV channels, listening on more than 600 radio stations, or viewing on a personal computer, tablet, or smart phone.

More than 18,000 responded to Laurie's invitation to profess their faith in Jesus Christ.
"That would make last Sunday the largest single presentation of the Gospel in American history! Praise God! When we add our Saturday totals (Harvest Anaheim), it means that we reached 312,000 people in live attendance over the weekend, with more than 22,000 making professions of faith," Harvest officials said.

"When we add the Internet viewing audience our total number of people who watched either live in person or on the Web [is] over 400,000! These numbers don't reflect how many people – potentially in the millions – that also viewed or listened to the event live on television and radio."
Out of the more than 2,400 host sites that participated, over a 1,000 of those included churches where those attending and making professions of faith could experience having a trained counselor such as those provided at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., come alongside and offer encouragement and suggested next steps.

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