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  • The campaign lasted from September 25 through November 20, 1949. Seventy-two services were held in the tent.

  • An estimated 350,000 people attended at least one of the services. 3,000 inquirers made decisions to accept Jesus Christ for the first time, while 3,000 more made other decisions, such as recommitting their lives. 1,600 children made decisions at children meetings (it is unclear whether these were in addition to the 3,000 inquirers.) Eighty-two percent of the new converts had never been to church. There were several hundred trained volunteer counselors available to assist in the inquiry tent.

  • The largest crowd was 15,000 on November 7th.

  • The initial budget for the planned three-week meeting was $30,000.

  • The main tent was 480 feet long. The platform was 150 feet wide.

  • The tent originally had seating for 6,000 to 6,500 people. This was later expanded to 9,000.
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