Music, extreme sports and the Gospel hits the streets in the U-S.

By July 28, 2004

USA (MNN/LPEA) — Music and Good News will be coming to a major city in the United States. Luis Palau will bring his “great music and good news” festival to Minnesota August 7th and 8th with a massive, two day free event on the state capitol grounds in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Christians around the world are being asked to pray for the event which is just over a week away.

The Twin Cities Festival with Luis Palau will run from noon to 10 PM daily, and will offer major Christian entertainers TobyMac, Third Day, Point of Grace, Stacie Orrico, Jump 5, Casting Crowns, and Hezekiah Walker, food courts, a children’s play area, a sports zone featuring pro athletes, and an extreme sports showcase staged on a custom-built 9600 square foot skate park. Admission is free.

Previous Luis Palau festivals have drawn as many as 300,000 people in the U.S. and as many as one million overseas. The event is produced by the Portland, Oregon-based Luis Palau Evangelistic Association with the support of over 800 area churches and the contributions of local businesses, agencies and individuals.

Luis Palau is a world evangelist and author who has spoken in over 70 countries face-to-face to more than 20 million people. His radio broadcasts have been heard by hundreds of millions of listeners in 100 plus nations on 6 continents. He is the author of numerous books, and his counsel on issues of faith has been shared with political leaders and heads of state, including seven visits to the White House since 9/11.

Palau festival events have changed the face of contemporary evangelism with a format of “great music and good news”. Recent festivals have attracted tens of thousands, including 140,000 in Portland, OR; 125,000 in New England; 100,000 in Boise, ID; 55,000 in Santa Cruz, CA; 210,000 in Cordoba, Argentina; one million in Buenos Aires, Argentina; 300,000 Fort Lauderdale, FL. and 310,000 in Mar de Plata, Argentina.

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