FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following months of prayer and planning, more than 200 leaders from the faith, business, and civic communities in Fresno and the surrounding valley are excitedly stepping forward to invite the Luis Palau Association to help lead a major effort focused on serving the Central Valley and sharing a clear message of hope. The launch event will take place at Cornerstone Church (1455 Fulton Street, Fresno, CA 93721) on Wednesday, January 27, at 8:30am. Media is welcome.
The vision for this campaign closely mirrors the effort put forth by the Luis Palau Association and more than 1,700 churches in New York City this past summer where 180,000 people gathered at 115 events across the region and millions more were reached through media efforts. As a key aspect of the campaign thousands of people were served through a variety of community service projects.
World evangelist Luis Palau, along with his sons Kevin and Andrew, has worked with hundreds of cities around the world over the past 50 years, encouraging unity among diverse groups and focusing on a clear message of hope, reconciliation, forgiveness, and peace.
Over the next several months, church, non-profit, business, and civic leaders will work to build bridges among different groups and discuss ways they can work together in Fresno and the Central Valley. In the end, the goal is to mobilize thousands of individuals to meet the critical needs of the region and bring hope to the communities through a message of good news.
ABOUT LUIS PALAU: Dr. Palau is considered one of the leading world evangelists of our time, having spent the last 50 years leading evangelistic campaigns in hundreds of cities and dozens of nations. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world. His daily radio programs can be heard on 3,500 radio stations in more than 48 nations in both English and Spanish, and his live events have gathered millions of individuals in cities as diverse as Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cairo, Egypt; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Hong Kong, China; London, England; and New York City, New York.
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