California is restricting gatherings again as Covid-19 cases surge, but the day before these new restrictions 1,000 gathered at Hunting Beach, CA.
The movement is called “Saturate OC” and co-organizer Jessi Green told the Los Angeles Times it has had a “ripple-effect.”
Green and her husband moved to Orange County from New York after she had a vision of mass baptisms. Each Friday they hold an outreach event that they hope will multiply.
Sean Feucht, a Bethel Church worship leader and founder of several nonprofits, told Fox News it reminded him of the Jesus People Movement from the late 60s and early 70s.
“It’s eerily similar,” Feucht said, “There were protests, racial and social strife. Hippies were getting saved. A movement happened in California and swept across America, and even major news outlets covered it….I think the church has been locked away in quarantine for so long that we forgot the power and authority of when we get together.”
“In the face of the virus and racial unrest, God has an answer of his people moving in radical love and unity,” Sean Feucht a worship leader concluded, “and maybe we can’t meet in buildings but we can meet on the beach. We can go to the bridge. We’re going to meet in parks. We’re not restricted to the four walls. We can still be the church even if we’re not in our buildings.”