Evangelist Luis Palau preached a message of love, not war on this year's 9th anniversary of 9/11.
The Christian leader was in Southern California for his San Diego "CityFest" event. The festival was organized by the Palau Association and drew an estimated 50,000 people.
After delivering a message of peace on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Enterprise, Palau headed to Mission Bay Park for the all-day event.
Attendees brought their families to watch action sports, listen to music groups, and to hear the gospel message presented in both Spanish and English. Hundreds responded to the invitation to follow Christ.
They were promised a warm welcome in some 450 participating local churches.
The next CityFest events are scheduled for Uganda, Africa, and Chile.