Argentinian Evangelist Luis Palau Draws Tens of Thousands to NYC's Central Park
Christian Post NEW YORK — Thousands of people flocked to New York City's iconic Central Park on Saturday, to sway to the sweet sounds of Matt Redman and Mandisa and to have their hearts pricked by the preaching of Argentinian evangelist Luis Palau.
They stood for hours in defiance of the burdensome heat, leaned against gray metal railings and lay sprawled out on towels on the brilliant green grass. Some watched from yards away, eyeing the giant screens above and on either side of the stage while amplifiers carried melodies from Hezekiah Walker, Marcos Witt and Chris Tomlin through the air.
Others got as close as they could to the stage. Although it was closest to the stage that the sun seemed most brazen and should have been causing the most misery, the people there looked more elated than annoyed — apparently too caught up with the music or the messages for something as trivial as the sun to bother them.
According to Ingrid Ayala, a volunteer who offered to pray with attendees after Palau preached his message, she noticed, "A lot of people were touched. I saw a lot of people crying in the front."
But before they cried, they danced and leaped in the air, raising their hands and voices while singing along with Israel Hougton's "You Are Good," and other popular contemporary Christian and gospel songs.
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