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Franklin Graham finds plenty of things for which to be thankful this year

Billy Graham, like many Americans, has still found much for which to show gratitude this year.  Graham says he’s thankful to God for the continued opportunity to share the gospel despite the challenges.

In a post published on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s website, the son of the late evangelist Billy Graham spoke on a variety of topics including the presidential election, new gospel opportunities and breaking ground for the new Billy Graham Center. He believes that the outcome of the election will ultimately be decided in the courts and that Christians should continue praying for our nation and our leaders.

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He also spoke of a physical battle as Billy Graham Response Team chaplains tended to people in Louisiana and Alabama after Hurricanes Laura, Delta, Sally and Zeta wreaked havoc in the area. He mentioned a woman named Anna who gave her life to Christ after chaplains drove nearly an hour to her damaged home in Foley, Ala. The chaplains had brought cupcakes to her after learning it was her birthday that day, and God granted them the opportunity to share the gospel with her.

“The longer they shared, the warmer and more enthusiastic she grew,” Graham said. “Then, she indicated she wanted to repent of her sins and receive Jesus Christ into her life. Anna said over and over how she felt like a new person: ‘I feel reborn!’ That day they not only celebrated her natural birthday but her spiritual one as well!”

Additional gospel opportunities came through the 24/7 Billy Graham prayer line and through the ministry’s TV spots. On the prayer line alone, Graham reported receiving more than 239,000 calls since March.”

In 2021, Graham and his ministry are hoping to host in-person evangelistic events, depending on COVID-19 restrictions. For that, many will join in being thankful.

“Despite the lingering reality of the pandemic, let’s pray that the pandemic would subside,” Graham said. ”Whether in person or online through virtual events, we want to share the life-changing Gospel with as many people as we can.”

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice