Yakima, WASH-- A world famous evangelist is in Yakima this weekend headlining the much -anticipated Yakima Valley City Fest. Luis Palau is an international celebrity in the evangelical world. His speech in combination with other performers like Christian rock bands drew thousands out to state Fair Park Saturday.
Palau's Christian organization has put on events like these all over the world. More than a hundred churches across the valley came together to bring it to Yakima for the first time.
The bi-lingual celebration also includes BMX biking, a family fun zone and, most notably, free health services. Andrew Phillips took advantage of the health services Saturday. He feels the health care is a good example of the City Fest message.
"It's just a message of caring you know it actually fits in well because Christ set the example of healing and caring and loving", says Phillips.
About 300 people got those free health services today. City Fest wraps for the day in about an hour and continues tomorrow from 1 to 6.