Harvest at Anaheim for 16th Crusade

This year, the free evangelistic crusade will feature a ''Harvest Jam Youth Night'' and a pre-concert event. And for the first time, Harvest will be podcasting Greg Laurie's daily radio program.

Harvest Crusade, an evangelistic gathering in the tradition of Billy Graham, returns to Anaheim, Calif. for its 16th year.

Founded in 1990, Greg Laurie's Harvest Crusade events have drawn more than three million people to date. Tens of thousands more are expected at the Southern California Harvest Crusade at Angel Stadium, July 15–17.

Called the "evangelist of the future" by Graham, Laurie will use the Bible to answer questions like: Why am I here? Is God real? What happens when I die?

More than 252,000 people have committed their lives to Christ as a result of Harvest, many of them young people who come for music and X-Games-level sports, but leave with changed lives.

Said Laurie, "Although the Harvest Crusades may be wrapped in a more contemporary package to reach a different generation, the underlying message of the Gospel is still the same."

After breaking attendance records at a previous crusade in Georgia during the Harvest Jam youth night, Harvest plans to present a similar youth event in Anaheim.

Harvest Jam will feature a pre-concert with Kutless, Jeremy Camp, and Toby Mac, and a Freestyle Motocross exhibition by X-Games gold winner Nate Adams, X-Games qualifier Brian Dowdy, Dave Demangos, and Kyle Loza.

Other artists to attend throughout the three-night event are Grammy-winning musicians Steven Curtis Chapman and Jars of Clay, and popular artists Delirious, Casting Crowns, and Crystal Lewis.

The event is broadcasting live on the Internet, and for the first time, Harvest is also Podcasting the crusade plus other Podcasts after the event.

Interpretation in Spanish, Korean, Arabic, and Vietnamese, and signing for the hearing impaired is provided.

Harvest will travel to Newcastle, NSW, Australia, Sept. 8 – 11 and Christchurch, New Zealand, Sept. 14.