Over 140,000 people gathered in three stadiums in Brazil this last weekend for a simultaneous 12-hour event to lift up the name of Jesus—among those people was the nations’ President, Jair Bolsonaro.
The massive crowds were primarily made up of youth who joined together to worship and take up the great commission to spread the good news. They were joined by the Brazilian President who declared that he is a believer in Jesus and that Brazil belonged to God.
According to an article in Fox News the President had not been invited but came of his own volition because he didn’t want to miss out on the historic event and turned up at the Brasilia Nacional Stadium in the nation’s capital to show his support.
Fox reported that as well as the 140,000 people who attended the simultaneous events another 1.7 million were watching on the Portuguese live stream and 560,000 on their English feed.
The event was put on by an organization called The Send, which is comprised of seven different organizations that are committed to seeing revival break out across the globe.
Andy Byrd, one of the co-organizers, and leader of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) told Fox, “The outpouring of healing, miracles, signs and wonders was mind-blowing, the display of God’s power in all three stadiums…” And continued by stating, “This whole event was about the exultation of Jesus and the empowerment of the 24-year-old—equipping the next generation to change the world.”
Another of the co-organizers and a native of Brazil, Teo Hayashi, also highlighted the strong emphasis that the event had on social justice; to reach college campuses and high schools, as well as the adoption of vulnerable children and teenagers.
The Send was originally started in Orlando last year at an event attended by 40,000 Christians and its next port of call is the home of the newly crowned Super Bowl Champions, Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs.