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Story number 5 for 26 Aug 2002

By August 26, 2002

(USA)–And, in the biggest festival in the history of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, more than 150-thousand people were exposed to the Gospel at the Puget Sound Festival in Seattle, Washington. One of the goals of the festivals is to attract the under-30 age group to the hope of Christ. Luis Palau says too often, evangelism is hampered by stereotypes. “We should not build barriers to sharing the faith, until someone raises the barrier, and then we jump over it. We should not imagine that people are anti-good news, anti-Jesus Christ…they really aren’t.” Palau adds that young people are much more open to the hope of Christ than they’re given credit for. “Young people are tender; their conscience is still tender-they are not hardened, they are not cynical yet, but they are angry. Therefore, we must talk lovingly, patiently, but forcefully, with conviction, about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the young people listen.”

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