Miami is bracing itself for a massive Christian march on Dec. 10 where more than 50,000 people are expected to participate in the second-annual “March for Jesus” event that is said to gather all believers in the name of Christ.
Rev. David Vega, who is the general organizer of the march, shared in a phone interview with the Christian Post that the main idea behind the day was “unity.”
He said at the 2010 event they expected only a few thousand attendees, but were surprised when close to 50,000 people joined the march and took up the cause. He explained that all denominations are welcome and encouraged to march and show that Christians everywhere represent “one body, the body of Christ.”
The multicultural event will bring together many churches from South Florida, and will hope to spark a spiritual revival in Miami that has the potential to sweep the entire country. People from all nations, races and creeds participated in the event last year, and Vega shared that Evangelical groups from over 42 cities worldwide, including places in China and Japan, were planning to hold the march in their local areas and keep the movement going.
The pastor also shared that last year the response from Miami was overwhelmingly positive, and he expects the same this year. He said that the March for Jesus energizes and evangelizes the entire community, and has the potential to keep growing.
The March will start at Bayfront Park in Miami and Pastor Gregory Toussaint from Tabernacle of Glory expects to bring 2,000 people from his area alone. His church brings together Haitians, African-Americans, Haitian-Americans, Caribbeans, and Latin Americans as a true representation of the multicultural spirit of the upcoming march, according to Defend Haiti. Worship and prayer services throughout the event will be available in English, Spanish, Creole, and Portuguese.
"While evangelizing, Christians will cause actions reflecting the love of Jesus Christ,” said Vega to the online media.
"Imagine 50,000 Christians in the streets of Miami, sweeping, helping people or repairing homes while announcing the Gospel,” Vega added.