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Kentucky’s Asbury University revival attracts religious pilgrims from across the nation

Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky has organized around-the-clock worship services attracting participants from all over the United States who wish to experience a spiritual revival. The worship services started on February 8 and consist of prayers, conversions, testimonies, altar calls and worship music. The movement started after students decided not to leave after a chapel service last week and since then, the number of participants has grown rapidly. The event is being attended by residents of the local community as well as people from different parts of the country. According to Kentucky Today, as of February 14, students from 22 tertiary institutions have come to the school to be a part of the revival.

Fox News reports:

Around-the-clock prayer services that have lingered for a week at a Christian university in Kentucky have drawn national attention as participants have flocked nationwide to experience what some are calling a spiritual revival.

Students at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, have engaged in continual worship services in the school’s chapel since Feb. 8, which have reportedly been marked by prayers, worship music, testimonies, altar calls and religious conversions.

The movement began after students refused to leave following a chapel service last Wednesday, and the services have since grown to pack the school’s chapel with worshippers from all over the country, according to Christianity Today.

“It’s praise and worship, honestly. Nobody’s snake-handling. It’s just praise and worship that’s going around 24/7,” Jim Shores, an associate professor at the school, told Fox News Digital.

Shores noted that members of the local community have poured in for the services he described as “very sweet-spirited” and that some have driven hours from out of state to participate.

“It’s really been student-led, but now the world’s coming in to be like, ‘I want to experience this.’ People are just hungry to have an experience.” He said some are coming simply because they are curious, but many have come searching for hope and connection.

As of Tuesday, groups of students from 22 other higher-education institutions have traveled to the school to partake in the revival, according to Kentucky Today.

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