For several weeks during summer 2020, thousands of people gathered in the small town of Roberta, GA, located about one-half hour southwest of Macon, for the Central Georgia Awakening.
The idea started the beginning of the year when Pastor Chet Cooper of the Crossroad Bible Church invited Evangelist D.R. Harrison of Voice of Hope Evangelistic Ministries to preach in an evangelistic meeting. God moved immediately, and several people accepted Christ. Cooper then asked Harrison to consider bringing his “big gospel tent” to central Georgia for extended meetings.
“COVID started hitting strong, and we just began to pray and seek God’s face,” Harrison says. Businessmen and women and others in the community started gathering around it, and on June 1, they conducted their first service. “God has just moved in an unbelievable way,” Harrison says.
Under the tent, in the first six weeks, more than 250 people—including alcoholics and drug addicts, a 79-year-old man, and an 83-year-old woman—accepted Jesus Christ. “It’s just unbelievable to see what God’s doing,” Harrison reports. He also cites families reunited and marriages restored.
Because of the pandemic, Harrison told CBN News, CDC guidelines, such as social distancing, masks, and sanitizing, were in place. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp allowed the evangelist to use the tent at 20 percent capacity—a challenge, Harrison says. “Our tent seats over 1,500 people, so we only allow 300 people under the tent, and then people sitting outside the tent.”
But some nights there have been so many people coming and going that it has been difficult to keep track. “It’s just been unbelievable,” he explains.
The revival services were attended by people from all over the U.S. and watched online by people from all 50 states and more than 15 countries.
In an email, Harrison reports that 150 churches united in seeking “the face of God for an awakening.” And he notes that “every revival that’s ever taken place in history . . . and even in the Word of God—has always come when things were at [their] worst.”
“We can all agree America is in desperate need today,” he says, “and it is a perfect time for God to send a mighty awakening—a Great Awakening.”
— Taken from CBN News .