A two-phase, weeklong evangelistic effort that specifically targeted the Rose City took place last month, and its organizer said it was the start of something bigger for the whole nation.
“There’s a mighty move of God sweeping across the Northwest that will impact America,” Evangelist Chris Overstreet said to thousands at the opening session on September 19. Of his 4-day Compassion to Action event at the Oregon Convention Center.
The large meetings followed 2 days of evangelistic outreach on September 17 and 18 in the city. The campaign was called Flood Portland.
“There is a momentum of Heaven taking place in the Northwest,” Chris said. “We’ve had many people out sharing the powerful but simple Gospel, and it is changing hearts and lives.”
According to Jonathan Chandra of Chris’s event team, from 350 to 400 people fanned out from Pioneer Courthouse Square downtown to minister and pray for others. They were sent out to a wide range of locations throughout Portland.
“We gathered together, worshipped and sent out people,” said Chandra. “We encouraged them to love on the people and share Jesus. We also passed out free tickets for the night sessions (at the convention center).”
As those sessions began, about 6,000 had registered online and another 3,500 free tickets were distributed.
The meetings at the convention center were televised nationally by God TV. A lot of internationally known speakers was featured, their fervency clearly reflecting the charismatic wing of evangelicalism. They included Marilyn Hickey, Todd White, Bill Johnson, Robby Dawkins, Daniel Kolenda, Ben Fitzgerald, Richie Seltzer, Mattie Montgomery and Lisa Bevere. Worship music was by Lindy Conant & The Circuit Riders, Jake Hamilton and a team from Bethel Church in Redding.
Evangelist Chris also said that the vision for the Portland effort came while he was involved in a 2016 evangelistic rally in Sweden. He said he stood in front of thousands of people and envisioned stadium events springing forth across America, and the first location he saw was Portland.
That same week, the annual Northwest Prayer Summit sponsored by Portland-area minister Aaron Winter’s Hearts of Fire International outreach took place in Portland, and at which nationally known prophetic minister Lou Engle stated that a forthcoming revival in the Northwest would touch the entire nation.
Overstreet said he could literally feel the hearts and prayers from the Northwest. Winter’s event returns to Portland Oct. 25-27 (heartsoffireintl.com) with a focus on that anticipated revival.
Info Credit: Christian News Northwest