The national exhibition of agricultural machinery will change the excitement of new equipment and technology with something more solemn and introspective. On Friday morning (February 18), farmers and other participants in the show will gather in Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center to worship and raise donations for the victims. deadly tornadoes in December.
The host of the event, Farmers praying, hopes at 7:30 am EST to fill Freedom Hall to its maximum capacity of 12,000 farmers across the country. However, the event will be broadcast live on them Facebook page for those who are not in town for the farm show. The event is free to the public and you can sign up Here.
Speakers and guests of honor
Praying Farmers will be alongside some of the biggest names in the farming industry for this event.
Greg Peterson of Peterson Farm Bros.
You recognize Greg and his brothers in their YouTube videos that educate the world about agriculture through parodies and vlogs. But Greg and his wife Brooke Anna Peterson are also young farmers who are strong in their faith. They will share their story and sing at the event on Friday morning.
Greg Peterson said: “We will pray for the country, the industry, and we will thank God for the harvest. In difficult times, we have two choices — we can mourn and lose hope, or we can pray to God and unite. I believe that God hears and answers our prayers. ”
Country singer Sam L. Smith
Country and Christian musician Sam L. Smith will open the event with music from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Famous for his connection to the FFA and agriculture, Smith’s single Blue jackets talk about what it means for someone to wear the famous blue velvet jacket.
“I am so blessed and honored to be a part of this HUGE outreach at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY! Please come to Freedom Hall on Friday morning, February 18, or sign in to Facebook Live Praying Farmers, ”Smith said proudly in a post on Facebook.
Former US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue
In accordance with Praying Farmer Facebook pageFormer US Secretary of State Sonny Perdue will open the prayer meeting at 7:30 AM.
Angus Buchan is a South African farmer / evangelist. Originally from Zambia, he and his wife bought a piece of land on which they planned to cultivate crops and animals. But in 1980 they began their journey to evangelize those around them.
Franklin Graham is president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
In addition to prayer, the event raises money for those affected by the December tornadoes. Praying Farmers linked to two organizations – The Samaritan’s purse and Brotherhood of Christian Farmers – to organize donation efforts. February 18 was declared Global Agriculture Prayer Day for this event.
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