Monday, May 27, 2013

Many Openly Accept Christ Despite Great Opposition on Final Night of Leading The Way To Revival in Indonesia

From Leading the Way
For Immediate Release

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (ANS) -- Many openly accepted Christ on the final night (Saturday, May 25, 2013) of the Leading The Way to Revival gatherings at the Istora Stadium, Jakarta, despite a death threat on a pastor instrumental in inviting people to the three-day event.
Choir Leads Crowd in Worship

Dr. Michael Youssef changed his sermon only this afternoon, when he felt the Lord leading him to preach on "The Pearl of Great Price"-Christ Jesus.

Hundreds of men, women and children received the message of the eternal worth of Christ Jesus and accepted Him as their Savior and Lord.

It emerged one of the pastors was visited by a man in his home who threatened to kill him if he continued to bring people to the evangelistic event. The pastor soon discovered there had been a plot to kill him involving 30 people, but God had supernaturally protected him and his family.

"But it was more important that those I brought hear the gospel," explained the pastor, who instead of staying home in fear brought his three daughters, his wife and a bus load of Indonesians.
Worship on the final night of the Leading the way to Revival, Indonesia

The three day revival attracted thousands of people to the Istora Stadium, and approximately 1,000 came forward to accept Christ over the three nights. Dr Youssef's messages also reached many more millions of homes across Indonesia and around the world via live broadcasts on eight satellite networks and online streaming.
Reflecting on the three day revival Dr Michael Youssef commented:

"There are so many that need to continue to hear the Gospel, and that is why this revival is just the beginning of the work God is going to do through Leading The Way in Indonesia."

About Leading The Way:

Now celebrating 25 years of ministry, Leading The Way's television and radio programs are broadcast in more than 21 languages, covering more than 190 countries. Leading The Way also produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and daily e-devotionals to spread the light of Christ. This Atlanta-based organization partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith, helping God's Kingdom to grow around the world.
About Dr. Michael Youssef:

Dr. Michael Youssef
Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt, lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States. In 1984, he fulfilled a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. In 1984, he earned a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He has authored more than 29 books, including "Blindsided: The Radical Islamic Conquest." He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and seven grandchildren.

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