Decisions for Christ highlight campus revival

by Staff/Baptist Message, posted Monday, September 17, 2018 (3 years ago)

Students pray at the altar during a revival service at Louisiana College in Pineville, La. Thirty students made decisions for Christ on the revival’s final night.
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PINEVILLE, La. (BP) -- Louisiana College's final session of its fall revival ended on a high note when 30 students surrendered their lives to Christ Sept. 13.

Louisiana President Rick Brewer said he was overcome with emotion as he watched the students walk forward to make their decision public.

"We rejoice with the news of at least 30 LC students who asked Christ to step out of Heaven and step into their hearts on this final day of our fall semester revival," Brewer said. "We prayed for a spiritual awakening on campus this year and we trust this is just the beginning of what the Lord wants to do here."

Brewer said his staff will follow up with each student and direct them to a church in their respective hometown.

The final revival meeting, which took place in the newly renovated Guinn Auditorium, capped a three-day campus revival Sept. 11-13 with messages by evangelist Dave Edwards and music by the Louisiana College student band.

It is one of several spiritual gatherings the school is hosting this semester, including a Fields of Faith student revival Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at LC's Wildcat Stadium, which is in conjunction with Hope4U Crusade, which will be held at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria Oct. 14-17.

"As we approach the Hope 4U Crusade, the Spirit of the Lord is already at work in our community as evidenced by the blessings of the chapel service at Louisiana College," Brewer said. "I am grateful for the way Dr. Dave Edwards spoke the truth from God's Word and attentively responded to the Holy Spirit's work among our faculty and students this week."

Louisiana College is an entity of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.

This story first appeared in the Baptist Message (, newsjournal of the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
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