A Christian movement that started as a gathering on the National Mall in 2017 will soon be kicking off a nationwide three-day prayer and worship vigil set to occur simultaneously in every state capital.
The event, called “Tent America 2018” and sponsored by Awaken the Dawn, started last year when David Bradshaw met with the founder of Washington D.C.’s popular “David’s Tent.” The two decided to organize a three-day event featuring 50 worship tents on the National Mall to “preach the gospel and send out the youth of America.”
The event attracted close to 50,000 people and an additional 4 million viewers on Facebook, encouraging Bradshaw to continue the event in 2018, but this time all across the country.
“On Sept. 27-29, again, coinciding with the Feast of Tabernacles, we will be hosting ‘tent city’ gatherings of worship, prayer, and gospel proclamation—simultaneously at all 50 state capitals and on college and university campuses,” an event description states.
“Imagine. Three days. Millions of people. Day and night. Public, outdoor worship flooding our nation with the presence of Jesus. It will be historic,” it adds.
In a video for the upcoming gatherings, Bradshaw called the success of his 2017 event one of the “most historic moments” on the National Mall.
“Literally thousands will encounter Jesus. Thousands will hear the sound at the center of all of our state capitals, and university campuses all across America,” he said, adding that the event “will reach millions of people.”
“Simultaneous, public, bold expressions of the love of God are going to flood our nation,” he continued. “We want to go on a rescue mission to a generation, and to a nation.”
The event will begin Wednesday with a reception in Nashville, Tenn. featuring founder and CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, who will “be joining Bradshaw and the Awaken the Dawn national team to share what God is doing across America in and through this movement.”
In a recent interview with The Minnesota Sun, Lindell attributed his success and recovery from a crack addiction to his faith. To give back, Lindell plans to launch a recovery network in Minnesota connecting addicts to a network of thousands of mentors who will be paid to help them through the recovery process.