By Message Staff
JENA – Hundreds of people came forward, knelt, and filled the altar to pray for lost souls in a stirring, powerful moment during the second night of Tomorrow’s Hope Crusade.
Answering a call by evangelist Scott Camp, people streamed out of the stands and to the altar to pray for family, friends and neighbors Monday night, Sept. 24.
“Do you have a burden for someone? I want you to get out of your seats and come to this altar and pray for that person,” Camp told the crowd inside Jena High School’s gymnasium. “God wants to touch this little town. God wants to touch this parish. Aren’t you sick and tired of letting the devil run over you like a smooth road? We need revival. Get on our face before God.
“Our hearts have grown cold,” he continued. “We don’t weep over the lost. Church is just a country club with a steeple on top and it is time we change.”
A passionate Camp told the crowd he was a changed man because as a “17-year-old boy, alone in a jail cell,” Jesus came and rescued him from a life of sin.
“God still heals people today,” he said. “God still delivers people today. And I’m praying that if nothing else this week, you will get full of the Holy Ghost. … The Holy Spirit of God will give you power.”
Following the prayer time, Camp issued an invitation to those wanting to turn to Christ. Fifteen came forward to declare Jesus as Lord of their lives. In the past two days, there have been more than 90 decisions made.
Camp, who founded Discover Joy Scott Camp Ministries, shared earlier in the evening how Christ turned his life while in jail. A product of a teenage pregnancy, alcoholism, and broken home, Camp turned to Christ in 1980 and was called to preach shortly thereafter. Camp has served in a variety of capacities since entering vocational ministry in 1982, including student pastor, evangelist, church planter, college professor, and Dean of Students.
He credits the prayers of his high school classmates who refused to give up on him for his conversion.
“Don’t you give up on God,” he said. “God has the power to save anybody. What God did for me God wants to do for you.”
The Tomorrow’s Hope Crusade continues today, Sept. 25, and wraps up Wednesday, Sept. 26 7 p.m. inside Jena High’s gymnasium. It is part of the statewide Harvest campaign to “pray for every home and share with every person” in Louisiana through the end of 2018.