*When was the last time you saw someone in Los Angeles approach three perfect strangers, hug them and say “I love you”? It may be a first and it happened at Dodger Stadium last Saturday night (09/11/11), where Harvest Crusades with evangelist Greg Laurie did something else that has never happened in L.A.—drew 50,000 people to the iconic stadium to hear a message of God’s love, says Charisma News.

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Harvest Crusade at Dodger Stadium—called the Los Angeles Harvest—came at a time when people across America are still asking, “Why, God?” Harvest Crusades founder Greg Laurie answered the question head on, addressing not only the horrific terrorist attacks, but also his own personal tragedy in the loss of his son three years ago in a car accident.

“I don’t know why bad things happen,” Laurie told the multitude gathered at Dodger Stadium. “But here’s what I do know. I know that God loves me. And I know that I will see my son in heaven because he put his faith in Christ and I put my faith in Christ. We will see one another again,” proclaimed Laurie as the crowd erupted in cheers.

Hosted by more than 340 area churches, and featuring evangelist Laurie, special guest WWII POW Louis Zamperini and top Christian musicians Chris Tomlin, Kirk Franklin, Jeremy Camp and the Katinas, the outreach brought much-needed encouragement to the City of Angels.

Read more at CharismaNews.com.