We live in a post-Christian Europe, where the majority of its people have abandoned Gospel principles and know little about Jesus and His message. Churches are emptying and morals are ever further from the teachings of the Bible. Spain – formerly the defender of the Roman Catholic faith in Europe – has rapidly followed this trend, and Barcelona is probably the most secularised
and godless city in all of Spain.
This is why the evangelical Christians of Barcelona are excited that Franklin Graham has scheduled one of his Festivals of Hope to be held at the 24,000-seater Palau Sant Jordi on the 1st and 2nd of May. Of course the festival is not just an event taking place over a couple of days. Years of preparation have gone into it; through Operation Andrew Catalan Christians have been preparing and inviting their friends. Hundreds of counsellors have been prepared, amidst countless hours of prayer.
Follow-up will continue afterwards for many months and the expectation is that many Catalans will open their hearts to Christ’s invitation and join a Bible-believing church.
Source: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
BIBLE STUDY: Acts 18:9-11
PRAISE God that this pagan city will hear the Gospel. PRAY that many lives will be transformed.