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STORIES: ‘Nothing Else Could Fill that Hole in My Soul’: Finding Hope Online

“The gospel … is bearing fruit and growing all over the world.” —Colossians 1:5–6, HCSB Nearly 1,200 people every hour explore the Gospel through BGEA’s internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus (SFJ). SFJ uses interactive websites to share God’s love and the forgiveness He offers. So far this year, the top 10 countries reached through …

STORIES: ‘I Want to Know How to Find This Jesus’: God Working Online

Since April 2011, more than 12 million people have indicated a decision for Christ through PeaceWithGod.net, part of BGEA’s Search for Jesus ministry, which aims to engage people with the Gospel online. That’s with the help of over 600 trained volunteers who are online missionaries of sorts, making themselves available to share Christ with anyone …

VIDEO: Taking Down the Ropes of Segregation – Part One

Taking Down the Ropes of Segregation Part One Two men, one goal. See how Dr Martin Luther King Jr. had a profound impact on Billy Graham and the future of his Crusade ministry. This is part one of a 4 part series on Billy Graham and the Civil Rights Movement. Want to read Billy’s daily …

How God’s Word Broke Racial Barriers in Alabama (US)

In the 1960s as the civil rights struggle deepened, Billy Graham prayerfully canceled engagements in Europe and took his team on a preaching tour of the deep South. Part of that tour included Birmingham, Alabama, in 1964—just six months after the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed four African-American girls. Billy Graham later visited …

PHOTOS: ‘A Major Breakthrough’ in Blackpool

  Start your own relationship with God by welcoming His Son, Jesus Christ, into your life.   Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile App Churches of Blackpool ‘Take a Stand’How God’s Word Broke Racial Barriers in Alabama (US)

Churches of Blackpool ‘Take a Stand’

In the top row of the second balcony at the Opera House in Blackpool, England, Hannah Jowle paused to take everything in. The 21-year-old was wide-eyed and shocked at what she had experienced in her hometown over the three-day Lancashire Festival of Hope. A total of 9,000 people had packed into the Winter Gardens complex …

PHOTOS: Blackpool’s Youth Night: Build Your Kingdom Here

Thousands packed into the Blackpool Winter Gardens to hear Franklin Graham share a message of hope. Saturday night, the second of three in the Festival, was Youth Night. We praise God that many found peace with God that night. As you view the photos below, thank God for the many young people entering into a …

Opposition Unites Believers Preparing for Lancashire Festival of Hope

In July, Blackpool Transport removed advertisements about the Festival from its buses after several customers negatively responded on social media. In a statement about the decision, the transportation company emphasized its support of the LGBT community and expressed its desire to avoid any “distress” caused by the advertisements.

Despite the potential for great tension between activists and the church, preparations for the Festival have proceeded without other obstacles. In fact, any opposition has only fueled the local church’s passion for sharing the Gospel in the seaside town.

Franklin Graham: Pray for Boldness Amid Opposition in Blackpool

Dear Friend, Blackpool, a city in Lancashire on England’s northwest coast, desperately needs a message of hope. But some in Blackpool are determined to prevent that. For a large portion of the city’s population today, hopelessness is part of everyday life. A number of churches in Blackpool and the surrounding Lancashire area have been praying for …

Franklin Graham: Salt and Light on the West Coast

I recently returned from preaching the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in 10 strategic California cities, calling on God’s people to fervently pray for their state and our troubled nation during our Decision America California Tour.

In every city, thousands of people filled parks and outdoor venues in the evening to take up the challenge of interceding for the Golden State, where progressive state and city governments have openly targeted churches and Christians through restrictive legislation hostile to Biblical values.

One Year Later: A New Normal for Shark Attack Victim

“Jesus.” That’s the first thing that came out of Tiffany Johnson’s mouth after a shark attacked her in the pristine waters of the Bahamas. Tiffany has a remarkable testimony of faith and trust in the Lord in the midst of everything she has gone through this past year. Just last summer, she and her husband, JJ, decided …