April 1 - 3, 2006
Orlando Festival with Luis Palau
I recently worked with Luis
Palau who has a worldwide ministry that does very interesting and hip festivals in major cities around the world he gets hundreds
of thousands out and preaches the wonderful Gospel. To find out more about the
Luis Palau association please click the following link http://www.palau.org/ .
I traveled this month
Florida to volunteer in the festival office for about fifteen days to help them
prepare. It was very enjoyable and a fantastic experience to see this event put
together and reach thousand of people with the Gospel. I learned a lot about
the working with several diverse Christian groups who laid aside their doctrinal differences for the purpose of the Gospel.
This was a great experience and I plan to take part in others in the future.
This was One of the largest
Christian outreach celebrations ever presented in Central Florida wrapped Sunday, April 2nd, at Orlando's Citrus Bowl grounds
after two days of "great music and Good News" from world evangelist Luis Palau and some of Christian music's top artists.
Presented in cooperation
with over 650 area churches, dozens of business supporters and thousands of volunteers, the Festival drew tens of thousands
of attendees from across the southern states and around the country. A full calendar
of events preceded the weekend, highlighted by gatherings for women, business and civic leaders, seniors and the Hispanic
The Luis Palau Festival format
that has filled beaches, parks and plazas around the world combined multiple presentations of the Gospel with the Livin It
Action Sports demos, kids play areas, an interactive sports zone, custom car and motorcycle show, and community service projects
ranging from neighborhood fix-up to food drives. For the first time, the Palau team added two new elements: a motocross exhibition
featuring high-flying motorcycle stunts and a Latino-themed area called Viva Orlando!
In each area of the festival, a Gospel message was shared with the audience. This is the website for Livin It Action
"It was a glorious weekend
with Orlando providing a great welcome and exceptional weather,"
said Luis Palau. "With the city's rich diversity and tremendous church community,
we were able to share the Good News with tens of thousands of people across ethnic, economic and denominational lines."
Main stage artists included
CeCe Winans, tobyMac, Delirious, Point of Grace, Salvador,
Kutless, and Disciple. The Livin It Action Sports compound show cased performances
by the King of Kings skateboard ministry, Chaos on Wheels BMX riders, and Riders for Christ motocross athletes. Celebrities from sports and entertainment gave their personal testimonies, including Indianapolis Colts
coach Tony Dungy, Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard, Tampa Bay Bucs standout Sheldon Quarles, and actor/filmmaker Stephen Baldwin.
Luis Palau has shared
the Good News of Jesus Christ in 70 countries face-to-face to over 21 million people.
He has written close to 50 books on matters of faith, and his radio broadcasts in both English and Spanish are heard
on over 2100 radio stations in 42 countries. His ministry will be releasing a
radio special - Livin It: Unusual Suspects - based on the acclaimed television documentary, which aired in December of 2005.
To see pictures of the
Orlando Festival and catch the vision please click the below link for video clip:
Personally I am in a
wonderful place of transition, working to educate myself and expand my coasts with a variety of opportunities. I believe that
to expand your coasts and to catch a vision you need to work with other who have been successful and learn from them
as much a I can. It was great to see how other large ministries work and see
the background of the work, which I am very interested in their heart for young adults and the vision they have for primarily
I look forward to keeping in touch with those who have shared their vision and their resources with our organization.