OKLAHOMA CITY – A surprising surge of faith continues to spread among America's young people. And this weekend, it led to what some are calling the largest campus outreach event ever.
On Saturday, more than 60,000 students filled the University of Oklahoma's football stadium, coming together for a time of worship and evangelism.
The "Fill the Stadium" event all began when a graduating senior prayed a simple prayer: "God, what's next?"
Students rallied to fill the University of Oklahoma's football stadium for a time of worship with Christian music's Kari Jobe and Chandler Moore, coupled with a concert from hip hop star "Chance the Rapper".
Saturday's event sold out within days of its announcement. CBN News traveled to Oklahoma City to hear the sound of spiritual awakening rising here in "The Cinderella City".
Student organizer Joshua Robinson tells us, "It's really cool that God continues to work through broken people."
Robinson is a University of Oklahoma senior who got this idea for a massive Saturday service last summer, long before the Asbury awakening had happened.
He was just hanging out at a coffee shop, talking to God.
"I'm sitting there and I'm trying to figure out what I am going to do with my life. And I am asking God, 'What's next, what's next?' feeling the stress and weight of not knowing what's next after college. And as I am doing that, I am trying to brainstorm and pray. And I am trying to find scripture to give me some sort of clarity and tell me what's next. And to my great surprise, He's like 'fill the stadium'."
"And I was like, 'Alright, God, if You promise to show up and make it happen, then I guess that takes the pressure off,'" Robinson recalls.
After telling God "yes," he asks his best friend and fellow senior Nathan Wong for help.
"Normally, I would have been like 'you are crazy.' And I will say there is still a little bit of that. But coming off a summer where I was poured into and encouraged to dream big, to set my goals so far above what I can obtain that they have to be met by the Lord, it was really easy to say, yes," Wong says.
Consider this incredible timeline. Josh and Nathan and fellow students began meeting to plan this event back in September. They met every Wednesday to pray and plan. They didn't get university approval until five months later. The exact date of that approval was February 8, which also marked the start of the Asbury Revival.
One week after tickets were made available, this stadium was indeed filled with more than 60,000 souls seeking God.
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