More than 10,000 people made professions of faith in Jesus Christ over the 3-night (Aug. 18-20) SoCal Harvest evangelistic event held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim with more than 138,000 watching in attendance and online.
Evangelist Greg Laurie recently posted a video summary of the event on Twitter: “Here’s a look back at our weekend at #HarvestSoCal. THIS is why we do this every year!” Watch video below.
— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) August 25, 2017
This year’s SoCal Harvest came on the heels of the chaos in Charlottesville and high political tension in the nation. Greg Laurie kicked off the outreach on the first night with his message, “A Second Chance for America.”
“The solution for America is not a political one, it’s a spiritual one,” Laurie told the crowd on Friday. “We need God.”
Harvest’s executive pastor, John Collins, told TLA that current events such as the tragedy in Charlottesville coming right before SoCal Harvest often serve as a catalyst for the message of hope delivered by Laurie and musical guests.
“Those kind of things provide a great platform from which you can present the Gospel,” Collins said. “The answer isn’t cutting off free speech or protesting. The best option that we have is to simply present the Gospel. This provides a backdrop from which the Gospel can be shared.”
He added, “In the Church we all come together under the banner of Christ and there’s no barriers. All those barriers were knocked down according to Ephesians. The Lord did away with those through the sacrifice of Jesus. Even though it seems to be a bad week for the nation, it’s a great rally time for the Church.”
For Laurie’s messages given on all three evenings of SoCal Harvest click here: SoCal Harvest 2017.