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Trafficked Girls Discover the Ultimate Love of Christ

Kerry’s voice breaks over the phone as she tells a story that’s straight out of a movie. She’s in her 60s, works as an office manager in the Southern U.S., and in the past couple of years has disciples at least 25 girls held captive by human traffickers. She’s seen their pictures—“baby faces with the …

The Remarkable Story of How BGEA Was Founded

Photo above: Cliff Barrows and Billy Graham, who first teamed up in the 1940s, prayed for God’s direction every step of the way. September 15, 2020, marks the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s 70th anniversary. Here’s the story of how it all began. It was the summer of 1950, and Billy Graham had a problem. During …

Newsletter: Searching for Answers in the Middle East

Dear Friend, In an unprecedented year when much of the world has been quarantined, you are reaching many lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every hour of the day, searching hearts visit the Search for Jesus sites of BGEA’s internet ministry. Thank you for your support of this vital outreach. During the days of …

Healthy Recipes Loved by the Graham Family to try

Photo above: Billy Graham and his family spending quality time together at the dinner table. There is constant stress to keep ourselves safe and healthy during this time of a global pandemic. While we are being encouraged once again to limit our social gatherings and avoid going outdoors, there are plenty of additional ways we …

Cissie Graham Lynch: Do We Truly Know God?

When the world came to a screeching halt in mid-March, it caught us all by surprise. We’d never seen the whole world shut down and still. There have definitely been times of difficulty and uncertainty, but there has also been such beauty in some of these moments, in the quietness, where the Lord says, “Be …

‘Sitting Quietly with God’: A Reflection from Will Graham

Do you ever just sit still, with no distractions except your thoughts? It’s one way to truly know God and experience the peace He gives, says Will Graham, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In sitting quietly with God, “You’ll find the stress of the world diminishing in the hopeful peace of the One who saves,” Graham wrote …

‘God Always Has a Plan’: Encouragement from Will Graham

2020 has been a year for the books, and these uncertain times may have you worried. Yet, even when life gets difficult or shaky—God is unmoved. “It’s been an unusual year,” Will Graham recently told visitors at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove. “But it’s been one of the greatest years of ministry that …

Tony Evans: Church ‘Needs to Be the Cure’ for Racism

As a young man, Dr. Tony Evans experienced segregation firsthand. And while he believes racism still exists in the United States, Dr. Evans believes the Church can “be the cure for this problem.” He explains on this episode of GPS: God. People. Stories. The pastor, author and speaker has created a three-point plan any church …

Newsletter: An update from Will Graham

Dear Friend, I just want to say thank you. In the midst of the coronavirus and uncertainty, with an incredible amount of unrest around us, you make the continued proclamation of the Gospel possible. In writing this letter, I have to be candid with you. As I watch what is happening around the world, it’s …

Sharing Christ with People Who Aren’t Like You

Photo above: A panel from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s internet evangelism team fielded questions during a virtual training event for ministry volunteers. Read below to see what you can glean from volunteers’ experiences reaching people online. Race, homosexuality, addiction and abuse—all hot button issues with plenty of opportunities to air personal views about them, …

Anne Graham Lotz: God’s Antidote to Loneliness

The pandemic that struck our world put us in lockdown and confined us to our homes. Our excursions were limited, and when we did venture out, we wore masks and kept a 6-foot social distance from others. But what we’ve discovered is that while we’ve been protecting ourselves and others from a deadly virus, many …

How the Love of Christ Overcomes Racial Divides

Photo above: Since 2017, Kevin Williams (left) and Ken Dunlap (right) have served together on the Rapid Response Team. Deploying to natural and man-made disasters, the ministry has responded to several communities with racial tension, including Ferguson, Missouri, where teenager Michael Brown Jr. was killed in a police shooting in August 2014. When Billy Graham …