International evangelist Luis Palau recently presented the “good news in the city” message to more than 30 ambassadors at the United Nations during the Ambassadors’ Spring Luncheon Forum. The gathering also included several members from the UN Security Council.
At the event, which was hosted by Foreign Service Fellowship International as well as the Christian Embassy to the United Nations, Palau spoke about the importance of legacy and inspiring one another to live purposeful, productive, and impactful lives of moral character, integrity, and conviction. The opening prayer was given by H.E. Mrs. Joy Ogwu, permanent representative of Nigeria.
The permanent representatives to the United Nations in attendance represented a variety of faiths as well as every continent.
“It was so fitting to present the ‘good news’ message to the UN Ambassadors from all over the world, right here in New York City,” said Palau. “New York is perhaps the most diverse city in the world. It is why, this July, we will share the same good news message with tens of thousands of individuals on the Great Lawn of Central Park with NY CityFest.”
According to event organizers, Palau’s speech was well received, with several ambassadors stating it was “one of the best events they ever attended” at the United Nations.
As a thank you, organizers distributed copies of Palau’s recent book, Out of the Desert: Into the Life God Fully Intended. Palau also received many requests for Bibles in the ambassadors’ national languages.
The luncheon is one of many events leading up to NY CityFest with Luis Palau, a massive free festival to be held at Central Park’s Great Lawn on Saturday, July 11, 2015. It will feature performances by national recording artists such as Grammy-winning singer Mandisa, Christian hip hop artist Toby Mac, Latin Grammy-winner Marcos Witt, Gospel music artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker, as well as celebrity guest speakers including NY Yankees’ Mariano Rivera and television host Myrka Dellanos.
For details, visit www.NYCityFest.org.
By NRB Staff
Published: May 21, 2015