"Crying Out to God for Vancouver"

Billy Graham once said “Sometimes I’m asked to list the most important steps in preparing for an evangelistic mission, and my reply is always the same: prayer, prayer, prayer.”

With that in mind, on May 29 we were excited to hold the first of many prayer meetings for the Festival.

“It was a very significant time, with people gathering on a Sunday evening to cry out to God for the lower mainland and for the Festival,” said David Carson, one of the Festival’s prayer team leaders.

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More than 100 people gathered at Westside Church in downtown Vancouver to pray for the Festival of Hope.

More than 100 people met at Westside Church in downtown Vancouver to lift up the Festival and pray for a life-changing movement of God’s spirit throughout the region.

“This is the first of many prayer gatherings, so it was good to see people from a number of churches,” said Carson.

The next city-wide Festival prayer meeting will be held on Sunday, August 21 at 5 p.m. at Creekside Park in Vancouver (by Science World).

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Many members of Grace Chapel Church in New Westminster, BC, stepped forward to become volunteers at an Involvement Seminar.