Bibles For The World was pleased to provide Spanish-language Gospels of John to attendees of the Luis Palau Association’s Festival Outreach to Bogota, Colombia, in August. More than 50,000 people received these copies of special edition Gospels of John printed especially for this outreach! The effort brought together more than 850 churches and trained more than 12,000 local followers of Christ – all focused on a week-long campaign to saturate the city and surrounding region with the Gospel.
“This was a special chance to participate in a truly historic event in Colombia,” said John Pudaite, Bibles For The World president. “Luis Palau first preached in Bogota back in 1966, so the return to the Colombian city marked a special anniversary. It was a pleasure to be able to provide God’s Word to thousands of people who came to the events of the Palau Festival.”
Due to his continuing struggle with cancer, Luis Palau was unable to attend the weeklong event — but his son Andrew, himself a world evangelist, preached to crowds that numbered in the tens of thousands. Bibles For The World has provided Scriptures for a number of Andrew’s evangelistic outreaches in Africa and the Caribbean, so this was a natural fit for the two ministries to work together. And God truly blessed the collaborative effort as the Festival recorded nearly 20,000 decisions for Christ by attendees!
The Scriptures provided in Bogota were made possible by the contributions of many partners and friends of Bibles For The World who gave generously to reach people in Colombia who have struggled through decades of civil unrest, economic challenges and the drug trade.
“We’re so grateful for our partners who stepped up to help bring a revival to the people of Colombia,” said Pudaite. “We’re praying that the enthusiasm for the Gospel that drew so many thousands to the Palau Festival will continue for years to come — and that the Gospel message will transform the lives of many thousands more.” [Photos by Brad Person, courtesy of the Luis Palau Association]