This weekend Thousands of people chose to give their lives to Jesus at an Anaheim, Calif. crusade in Angel Stadium that honored God and the country.
The SoCal Harvest event was held Aug. 23-25, at the end of each evening, that saw over 100,000 people attend, Pastor Greg Laurie, gave a message called “Happiness, hope, and heaven.” He shared the gospel, related to what Evangelist Billy Graham, who called Laurie the “evangelist of the future,” did for so many years.
“Don’t put your hope in technology. Don’t put your hope in material things. Don’t put your hope in politicians. Don’t put your hope even in religion.” The senior minister of Harvest Christian Fellowship of Hawaii and California, Laurie, told the crowd each night of the three-day event. “Hope has a name, and it’s Jesus Christ, and he is here with us tonight, and he is ready to change the course of your life.”
With fireworks in the night sky, the baseball stadium’s scoreboards illuminated up with the words: “Welcome to the family of God.” More than 8,000 people decided to give their life to Jesus, bringing the grand total to half a million since 1990 when the first one held. On the opening night, members held a military appreciation ceremony and unrolled a massive American flag across the outfield as a finalist on “The Voice, Brennley Brown,” sang “God Bless America.” Former Navy SEAL and actor Remi Adeleke offered an opening prayer.
During the crusade, attendees worshipped with Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Newsboys, Phil Wickham, and Lecrae, to name a handful. The 30th annual SoCal Harvest Crusade was the start of the event of Harvest’s 2020 Vision to launch a “Jesus Revolution” through movements in southern California and Boise, Idaho. The tour is to finish with a campaign in 2021 at the currently under construction Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. The Harvest team has strived to reach over 1 million people and see 100,000 professions of faith through the crusades. “I keep doing these crusades year after year because I want to take as many people with me to Heaven as I possibly can,” Laurie said.