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AFA: What began at Asbury may be the answer to decades-long prayers of thousands

Monday, March 06, 2023 @ 08:41 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — The revival spreading from Asbury University to other schools may be the leading indicator that a long-sought time of renewal and repentance for America is beginning, but there have been other signs as well. The prayerful reaction of ESPN broadcasters and others to a professional football player collapsing on the playing field caused a religion professor to quip that “it looked more like ‘The 700 Club’ than it did ESPN for a bit there.” Additionally, religious films like “Jesus Revolution” are performing “miracles at the box office.”

According to American Family Association (AFA, Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano, the spiritual revival happening at Asbury and across the country could deeply change hearts and herald a new “Great Awakening.”  

“The hope of the world is Jesus Christ, and it is no different for America,” Vitagliano said. “While it often takes time to see the fruit of a genuine move of God, what began at Asbury University may very well be an answer to the decades-long prayers of tens of thousands of Christians who have asked God for revival. The reports that this awakening is apparently spreading to other colleges — including secular schools — is exciting. We encourage believers to continue asking God for a mighty move of His Spirit.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

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