TALLAPOOSA — About 600 commitments to Christ were made during the West Georgia Rick Gage GO TELL Crusade April 24-27 in Taylor Memorial Stadium of Haralson County High School.
Around 12,000 people attended the four-night crusade, and more than 200 attended the pre-crusade student rally where 15 made salvation decisions. The event came on the heels of planning that began in January, when pastors and church members from 26 churches across west Georgia attended the GO TELL Crusade Kick-Off Banquet.
“To God be the glory for the great things He did through the West Georgia GO TELL Crusade” said Gage, founder and president of GO TELL Ministries based in Atlanta.
At the pre-crusade youth rally, where more than 1,000 hot dogs were grilled and served, the rally was held inside Haralson County High School’s gym where GO TELL Youth evangelist Steve Paysen shared the gospel and the praise and worship team from Victory Fellowship Church ministered. The crusade team also held seven ON TRACK school assemblies with a total attendance of nearly 5,000 students, warning them of the dangers of alcohol, drugs, sexual abuse, bullying, and sex outside of marriage. Meetings were also held with athletic teams after school each day and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes one morning.
Included among those praying to receive Christ were 13 inmates from the local jail, who were brought to help disassemble staging, tents, and materials when plans for other volunteers fell through. GO TELL evangelist Jose Alvarez presented them the gospel, which resulted in prisoners receiving small crosses which they then converted into necklaces with their shoelaces.
Crusade Prayer Chairman John Lemmings, senior pastor of Corinth Baptist Church in Bremen, commented, “West Georgia and East Alabama will never be the same. There have been wonderful men and women of this region who have prayed for many years that God would pour out His Spirit upon this region, that a sweeping revival and spiritual awakening would occur in this region. I believe that God is answering the prayers of the saints of God in this area; and we are beginning to see a tremendous shaking of the Spirit in individual lives, families, churches, schools, business, and government. God used the West Georgia GO TELL Crusade, and churches are still reaping the fruit from the crusade. One of the greatest areas of attack by the devil is toward the family; however, God saved complete families.”
For more information on scheduling a GO TELL Crusade in your area, please contact Rick Gage GO TELL Ministries at 1-866-446-8355 or email info@GoTellMinistries.com.