Luis Palau Association

15 November 2012

Ministry Week in Newcastle

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Considered the "living room" of the city, Newcastle's Foreshore Park is bustling with final preparations for this weekend's CityFest with Luis Palau. As the stage is set at this beautiful beachside park, forecasters are predicting heavy rains. Please pray that God will move and give Newcastle a sunny festival weekend.

Despite the forecast, Luis and Andrew Palau have been hard at work. They both spent the week leading evangelistic meetings geared toward business professionals, the media, women, military personnel, and students. Andrew gave a message Wednesday at the Royal Australian Air Force base in Williamstown, just outside of Newcastle. One Pastor stated, "It is time for a new wave of evangelism to sweep over Newcastle and the Hunter region. The local committee is thrilled to have Luis and Andrew speak to all levels of the community." New Zealand-based kids' band The Lads helped spread the message of the Gospel at assemblies in primary schools.

At Wednesday's women's dinner, about 600 women experienced live music, singing, tap dancing, and even aerial acrobatics! The event - dubbed "Love is Louder" - raised over $8,000 for cancer research and focused on the needs of hurting women. Luis spoke from John 11:28 with a message titled, "Woman, the Master is Calling You." He also shared the story of his wife Pat's battle with cancer and the triumph of hope in Jesus over fear.

The following morning, overlooking the ocean, Luis presented the Gospel with authority to 200 business leaders. His message extolled the relevance of Jesus Christ across eight major areas of a business-leader's life.

Meeting and affinity events will continue right up to the main event Saturday and Sunday. Please join us in praying that the leaders of Newcastle will be listening intently and news of CityFest will continue to spread throughout the area!

Festival publicity is booming. At the festival press conference, Luis was interviewed by two of the Hunter region's largest news sources NBN News and the Newcastle Herald.

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