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Franklin Graham visited Ukraine this spring during the first four weeks of the Russian invasion.

Franklin Graham says ministries have not forgotten Ukrainian people


Although it is easy to forget about the plight of the Ukrainian people as Russia’s brutal invasion and war drag on, evangelist Franklin Graham continues to work with the needy.

Graham, CEO and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, shared with Fox News Digital the extensive humanitarian, charitable and spiritual work that his organization — partnering with many churches in Ukraine — has been doing to tend to the needs of the residents of a country ravaged by Russia’s brutal attacks.

Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have been working in Ukraine for decades,” he said. “My father, Billy Graham, preached there during the Cold War. And I had the privilege of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ in Lviv and Kyiv.”

Graham referenced “a network of 3,200 Ukrainian churches that we have partnered with through the years for gospel outreaches and for the Operation Christmas Child project of Samaritan’s Purse. These churches are filled with incredible people who are continuing to serve God even now in the most difficult of times.”

Despite the danger, these churches have remained open to provide assistance.

“Ukrainian pastors and church members are also risking their own lives to deliver food and relief supplies to dangerous areas on the frontlines,” he said. “One church leader told us, ‘It’s important not to run. For me, I want to run, but as a Christian I want to stay … to show people God’s love.’”

Despite the danger and food shortages, the greatest needs are spiritual.

“We have helped more than two million people, and we are grateful to be working with the brave men and women who are caring for their communities and sharing the hope of Jesus Christ,” Graham said.

The evangelist just completed a successful outreach that led him to Liverpool, South Wales, Sheffield, and London to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

More than 7,600 people came out to ExCeL London on Saturday to hear Graham speak about God’s unwavering love for us.

“God sent His Son Jesus Christ to this earth on a rescue mission to save us from our sins,” Graham told the crowd. “Jesus Christ died on a cross and He shed His blood to forgive our sins, and on the third day He rose again. He’s not dead, He’s alive and He’s here at ExCeL tonight, and He will change your life if you put your faith and trust in Him.”

Volunteers from over 3,000 churches across the United Kingdom and London worked together to make the God Loves You tour a success.

–Dwight Widaman and wire services

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