Pocatello Revival begins Saturday
POCATELLO — The 2018 City of Pocatello Revival is set to take place this weekend.
The event, which will be held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday beginning at 6 p.m. each evening, will take place in the Rendezvous Building, Room ABC, at Idaho State University.
Organizers say the free event is open to youth and adults living in or around Pocatello, including pastors and church leaders.
“The revival does not represent any church denomination, but the believers of Jesus Christ,” according to a news release. “The revival is for the move of the Holy Spirit upon the city of Pocatello.”
Pastor Paul Bokwe of Massachusetts and Pastor Philip Mambo of Texas are expected to speak at the revival. Both were ordained by evangelist Pastor Benny Hinn, according to the news release.
Bokwe said the revival, which is in its third year, gives people a place to come together and enjoy the presence of God in unity and fellowship rather than focusing on their religious differences.
“Everybody needs Jesus,” Bokwe said.
The revival is a time for healing, a restoration of purpose, a release of power and a return to spiritual life, according to a video about the event, and organizers say they hope it will help illuminate the fire of Jesus within those who attend.
“This is a place of awakening — awakening for the spiritual connection of God, awakening in Jesus, awakening in the Passion and in the movement of the Holy Spirit,” said Jason Vesser, the event coordinator. “It’s an awakening to their true identity that God has established.”
The revival will include worship, song, the Word of God and prayers.
Organizers noted that they will pray for people who are facing illnesses, addictions and other difficulties during the event — just as Jesus helped those who were troubled and needed healing.
“This is not a place of judgement, but of love,” Bokwe said. “All are welcomed in the presence of God.”
Vesser said he hopes people will come to the event with expectations and that they will take away a new fire within and a deeper relationship with God.
For more information, people can contact Vesser at 208-760-9325.