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Over 3,000 people give their life to Christ at UK Christian festival

by Sophie Drew

A UK Christian festival saw almost 3,500 people give their lives to Christ. 

Festival Manchester – the biggest Christian mission in the North West – welcomed crowds of over 65,000 people in Wythenshawe Park.

The free event included a fun fair, extreme sports, water zorbs a family fun zone and a battle of Britain fly past. 

The music lineup included Matt Redman, Guvna B, Lecrae, Kingdom Choir and more. 

One member of staff was approached by a festivalgoer that simply said: “tell me about Jesus, I need to know him.” 

Speaking to Premier, Matthew Anns – who attended and helped organise the event – said: “I was amazed that when they started speaking about the gospel, the crowd in front of the stage didn’t dissipate.

"People remained interested and were really positive about what they heard.” 

The event was organised by The Message Trust and The Luis Palau Association. 

Andy Hawthorne, CEO and Founder of The Message Trust, said: “This was mission on a scale not seen in a generation, last weekend alone over 65,000 people got to hear about Jesus’ love for them and over 3,400 responded to the good news they heard. 

“This is what Festival Manchester was all about – introducing people to Jesus and seeing lives changed both now and for eternity. I honestly believe we got to be part of something huge that God is doing.” 

Andrew Palau, from the Luis Palau Association, said: “As is always the case, when the Church comes together in unity, serving the city, encouraging the body, and proclaiming the good news boldly, great things happen.

"And that is exactly what we saw here in Manchester. 

“I love the United Kingdom and I love serving the region with our many friends and ministry partners. 

“A big thanks to The Message Trust and all the local church partners for inviting the Luis Palau Association to help with this city-wide effort. What a joy to see the many lives changed through the proclaimed word of God.” 

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