What an opening night in Auckland, New Zealand!
The arena was packed and thousands were turned away from the first of two nights at the Vector Arena for the Harvest Crusade.
We had amazing music from Phil Joel, who was born in Auckland, as well as Martin Smith, former lead singer of Delirious?. The fantastic Katina brothers opened the night and Jeremy Camp brought things to a powerful musical close.
A New Beginning
I spoke about the deeply religious man, Nicodemus, and his conversation with Jesus from John chapter 3. The Kiwis are amazingly attentive and responded in a way that quite frankly shocked me.
When the invitation was given, out of a crowd of 9,800 people, 1,429 people responded to the invitation to commit their lives to Christ!
That is an amazing response.
Let me put that in perspective for you. When we do our evangelistic crusades, a 10% response is usually the highest we will have, and that is very good.
Last night, it was closer to a 15% response! This may be the highest percentage of people coming to Christ at one of our events EVER!
The event was also broadcast across the nation on the New Zealand Christian TV station, Shine TV.
Another 100 people made commitments to Christ by going to our website, www.knowgod.org.
One more night to go
We have one more night here, so please remember us in prayer.
If you want to watch an archive of the event from Saturday night, go to: nz.harvest.org.