International evangelist Luis Palau and his evangelist son Andrew wrapped a six-month-long initiative in Alaska this past weekend, partnering with hundreds of faith, business and civic leaders to serve the state and share a clear message of hope through Jesus Christ.
The campaign concluded with two major festivals, one led by Luis Palau in Anchorage, the other in Fairbanks with Andrew. Both festivals enjoyed the support and participation of many local churches as well as some of Christian music’s most beloved artists, including TobyMac, Thousand Foot Crutch, Lincoln Brewster, Kutless and many more.
As a last minute addition to the initiative, a one-hour, prime-time television broadcast of the Anchorage festival helped spread Palau’s message of hope to the entire state on Monday and Tuesday nights.
Love Alaska Festival represented the finale of a region-wide community service effort that began in January of 2014. Thousands of volunteers from local churches participated in dozens of service projects throughout the state, focusing specifically on issues of hunger, homelessness, neighborhood revitalization, foster care and education.
The two evangelists joined forces with many local leaders to make Love Alaska possible. They included Governor Sean Parnell of Alaska who delivered opening remarks at the festival in Anchorage on Saturday. He was part of the campaign’s board of reference and a great encourager of the long-term initiative.
“A big thanks to the thousands of Alaskans from 175 churches who joined together in volunteering their time in acts of service for their fellow Alaskans,” shared the Governor on his Facebook page. “Over the last six months these Alaskans fed, cared for and visited others in need, made repairs for those who couldn’t and became mentors for children, among other acts of service. … Great job all!”
Other key leaders of the campaign were former Lieutenant Governor Loren Leman and former Wells Fargo Regional President Richard Strutz.
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SOURCE: Charisma News