Billy Graham's Big Birthday Plans: a Crusade of Course!
Aimee Herd : Sep 10, 2012 : Jim Coggins – CanadianChristianity.com
"When the Prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God's warning, people heard and repented. I believe the same thing can happen once again."
The Rev. Billy Graham may be turning the admirable age of 94 this November, but it's his 95th birthday that he is looking towards celebrating in typical Billy Graham fashion . . . with a crusade. (Photo: Billy Graham crusade in 1967)
According to a report in Canadian Christianity, the world renowned evangelist is planning a "living room crusade" to be held during the week of his 95th birthday, November 7th, 2013.
These kinds of evangelistic outreaches called, "My Hope," have been very effective for the ministry of BGEA, as they've been used in just under 60 other countries over the last decade. Some 10 million people have reportedly made decisions for the Lord Jesus Christ through the crusades.
Although Billy Graham no longer leads the BGEA crusades, he continues to write; most recently penning a letter pleading for America to come back to God.
"Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone—except God. Yet the farther we get from God, the more the world spirals out of control," warned Graham in his letter which was posted on his website.
"My heart aches for America and its deceived people," he continued. "The wonderful news is that our Lord is a God of mercy, and He responds to repentance. In Jonah's day, Nineveh was the lone world superpower—wealthy, unconcerned, and self-centered. When the Prophet Jonah finally traveled to Nineveh and proclaimed God's warning, people heard and repented. I believe the same thing can happen once again."
Graham is trusting that God will allow him to live to that 95th birthday, as the evangelist makes his "final call to America to turn to God."
Look for more on next year's My Hope outreach in the coming months, as preparation and prayer-groundwork is begun.
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