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Franklin Graham Visits Iraqi Church Destroyed by ISIS, Finds Something Amazing in Rubble

Leah Marieann Klett : Apr 21, 2017 : The Gospel Herald

The day before Easter Sunday, Graham visited a church that had been burned and destroyed by ISIS and met with the pastor. What he found in the rubble was incredible.

[Gospel Herald] Franklin Graham has revealed that while visiting the charred remains of a church that had been burned and destroyed by ISIS; he found the pages of a Bible bearing a timely verse. (Photo Credit: Samaritan's Purse via The Gospel Herald)

In a Facebook post shared on Sunday, Graham, the leader of the humanitarian organization Samaritan's Purse, revealed that he, along with his team, recently visited the city of Qaraqosh, in Iraq. The city used to be home to some 50,000 Christians; however, many of them were forced to flee when ISIS overtook the city in 2014. Today, just a handful of Christians remain.

The day before Easter Sunday, Graham visited a church that had been burned and destroyed by ISIS and met with the pastor. What he found in the rubble was incredible.

"[In] the ashes and debris, we discovered one of our Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes that had been given to a child there at some point," he said. "I couldn't help but wonder where the child who received this box is today."

The evangelist also discovered the charred pages from a Bible: "I picked up a section that contained John 20:27 - 'Then He [Jesus] said to Thomas, "Put your finger here, and see My hands; and put out your hand, and place it in My side. Do not disbelieve, but believe'," Graham reflected. "He's still saying that to the world today-this Easter Sunday-Believe!"

Billy Graham's son urged Christians to join him in praying for the pastors in Qaraqosh whose congregations…

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