PHOTOS: Diverse Crowd Packs Arena for Day One of Vancouver Festival

The line into the Rogers Arena spilled down a flight of stairs and wrapped around the corner for the first night of the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope on Friday.

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Friday’s audience for the first night of the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope was filled with young people eager to worship God and share with others.

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Franklin Graham looks out into a sea of people to share the Gospel.

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Members of the Festival committee join Franklin Graham in prayer before he takes the stage.

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Singer/songwriter Jasmine Tate is hosting the Festival of Hope. Friday, she took a moment to worship with the crowd.

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“The only one who’s good is God,” Franklin Graham said, explaining how we all sin and fall short.

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It wasn’t long before the empty Rogers Arena floor was filled with people walking forward as Franklin Graham gave the invitation to accept Christ.

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All smiles while learning more about Jesus.

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Having a blast at the Festival of Hope. The event continues Saturday with performances by For King & Country, The Afters and more. Watch the event live at 7 p.m. PST.