LIHUE — Although the 11th annual Mayor’s Prayer Luncheon is still a month away, you might need a miracle to get a ticket.
People have snapped up 1,050 tickets at $25 each, so the event at the Kilohana Luau Pavilion featuring Christian author Dr. Ravi Zacharias is technically sold out.
“The people on Kauai are very excited,” said Rev. Roy “Rocky” Sasaki, Kauai Island Ministries president. “We don’t have any tickets left because of the great interest they have in Dr. Zacharias.”
Zacharias has written the books “Can Man Live Without God?” and “Light In The Shadow Jihad,” which discuss the necessity of God in a person’s life and the relationship between God and people. He also hosts the radio programs “Let My People Think” and “Just Thinking.” He is a visiting professor at Wycliffe Hall of Oxford and teaches apologetics and evangelism, and speaks around the country on the Christian faith.
Organizers are hoping to add chairs for the luncheon. There’s a wait list of around 20 people already. While the event is a buffet lunch that can’t serve any more than what’s reserved, Sasaki said they want to try and squeeze in extra chairs for people who just want to listen to Zacharias.
“We’d like to see what he has to say here on Kauai so we’re looking forward to his speech,” Sasaki said.
The program runs 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14.
A young boy growing up in India, Zacharias said he felt a sense of emptiness in his life and tried to commit suicide at the age of 17. However, Zacharias survived and as he recovered, he listened to his mother read the Bible to him in the hospital, according to the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries website. Touched by the book’s words, Zacharias dedicated himself to preaching God’s message and studying the Bible.
After Zacharias’ family moved to Canada in 1966, the doctor graduated from Bible college and became a preacher.
Ravi Zacharias International Ministry was created in 1984 and serves people around the world.
“We believe that God wants to bless everyone who comes and this event brings pastors and churches together in unity to fulfill our mission,” Sasaki said.
Info: 246-0774 or 652-2237.