By Message Staff
JENA – Evangelist Rick Gage urged hundreds of people attending the opening night of the Tomorrow’s Hope GO TELL Crusade to consider turning to Christ before the opportunity passes.
“You don’t know when your last chance to give your heart and life to Christ will pass you by,” Gage told a few hundred gathered inside Jena High School’s gymnasium Sunday, Sept. 23. “You’re not guaranteed that you will see tomorrow
“There will be billions who will stand before Jesus on judgment day and they will be shocked when they hear Jesus say I never knew you,” Gage said. “Can you say tonight in confidence when this brief life ends you will go to heaven?”
At the invitation, 63 came forward to declare Christ the Lord of their lives and several others sought prayer for family and friends who do not know Christ. Crusade leaders will connect with those persons who made a decision with the pastor of a local church for follow-up.
Gage shared how Christ transformed his life that was destined for self-destruction to a future marked with the hope of Jesus. Soon after, Gage lost his desire to become a head football coach at a major program (Texas Tech), and surrendered his life to full-time evangelistic ministry. Since then, he has conducted evangelistic crusades and other events world-wide.
“Tomorrow’s Hope GO TELL Crusade” is being held Sept. 23-26 at the Jena High School gymnasium with Gage, founder of GO TELL Crusades in Duluth, Georgia, and Scott Camp, founder of Scott Camp Ministries in Fort Worth, Texas, bringing Gospel messages while vocalists, as well as an area choir, sharing about Christ through music.
Gage, Camp and others are speaking in area LaSalle Parish schools during the day through Wednesday to encourage character development.
The crusade is part of the statewide Harvest campaign to “pray for every home and share with every person” in Louisiana through the end of 2018.