Christian musician Michael W. Smith believes revival is happening around the world after seeing what God has been doing during his recent trip to Vietnam.
At the beginning of March, Smith, alongside evangelist Franklin Graham traveled to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam to perform during their “Spring Love Festival.”
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association noted that the Spring Love Festival is historically significant for evangelical churches in Vietnam because this is the first time the Vietnamese government has given them permission to hold an “evangelistic outreach with a foreign speaker outside of a religious holiday.”
“It was a great night in Ho Chi Minh City,” Graham posted on Facebook. “We had beautiful weather and an overflow crowd at the Phu Tho Sports Facility for the ‘Spring Love Festival.’ We give God all the glory that thousands responded to the invitation to turn from their sins and put their faith and trust in His Son, Jesus Christ.”
Graham thanked those who were part of the event, which included Festival Praise Chorus with Nissi United, Isaac Thái, Lê Nguyệt Anh, Michael W. Smith, Dennis Agajanian, and The Tommy Coomes Band. “I especially want to thank the churches and pastors for their partnership, and the government officials who helped make this weekend possible.”
We praise God for all He did in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, this weekend! Join us in praying for those whose lives were transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ… pic.twitter.com/TkRY9gNoNn
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) March 6, 2023
“NOT your ‘average’ Saturday on the WayMaker World Tour—from VIETNAM! Amazing leading worship on the other side of the world! GOD IS ON THE MOVE,” Smith posted on Facebook.
Smith posted a video of Spring Love Festival’s second night, showing wall-to-wall people worshiping Jesus in song. “Tonight in Vietnam! Atmosphere shifted. No words! Grateful,” Smith captioned.
Referencing the recent Asbury University outpouring and the release of “Jesus Revolution,” the three-time Grammy Award-winning singer told Christian Headlines, “Something’s happening, [and] I’m so grateful that I’m alive to get to see it.”
Smith described the worship during the Spring Love Festival as “authentic” and shared that he witnessed a group of Vietnamese Christians praying out loud in a tent for the Holy Spirit to move across those in the crowd.
“They were praying for what was happening out in the field where we were,” Smith said.
Smith believes God is answering the prayers for revival. “I could be wrong,” the singer explained, “[but] I think it’s happening, I think what we’ve prayed for for so long is actually happening—there’s this resurgence of faith.”
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