Will Graham: ‘The Stakes are Clear. We are Fighting For The Souls of Men and Women, Boys and Girls.’

Thank you for your unwavering support of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, as we carry the hope and joy of Jesus Christ around the world. You play a key role in seeing souls saved for eternity and we are grateful for you.

I recently returned from Fredericksburg, Virginia. I was there to speak at a Celebration Rally, one of many events leading up to the Rappahannock Area Celebration that will take place in June. More than 200 people gathered for this meeting, where we worshipped and prayed together, laying the spiritual groundwork for the upcoming evangelistic effort.

The stakes are clear. We are fighting for the souls of men and women, boys and girls. We’re marching into conflict, with arms outstretched to pull the lost from the grip of darkness and point them to the light of Jesus Christ.

Even now, the spiritual warfare “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12, NKJV) is underway. Please join me in covering the Fredericksburg region—and particularly our brothers and sisters in Christ who live there—in prayer

“Maybe you’ve just lost hope…”

My father, Franklin Graham, recently released a new 60-second TV spot, which aired on TV and social media, and we’re seeing people respond to it every day. “Are you pandemic weary?” he asked in the spot. “Maybe you think your life is in a mess.” After sharing the Gospel, he directed people to call the 24/7 prayer line to talk with someone and begin a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Since the beginning of the year, our prayer line team has answered more than 101,000 calls, and more than 1,000 people have prayed to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ.

Among those who recently called was Jason, a combat veteran who has spent years battling guilt and shame over some of the things he had to do in service to his country. He had come across the televised Gospel presentation and prayed along with my father, giving his life—and his burdens— over to Jesus. Our prayer line representative was able to pray and rejoice with Jason, assuring him that the blood of Christ has the power to overcome his past.

Preparing for a harvest in the United Kingdom

My father is also preparing to share the Gospel with people across the United Kingdom beginning in May through the God Loves You Tour. Many of you have stood beside us in prayer over the past couple of years as we’ve fought for the opportunity to bring this message of hope to Great Britain. We’re thankful that God has provided victory in the battle, and the way is now paved for this proclamation of the Good News.

In recent weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to hold the Christian Life and Witness Course in dozens of cities and churches, equipping believers to share their faith with their friends, families, and neighbors.

One attendee thanked us for how practical the training was. “Christians need to share their faith more than ever,” he said. “Every Christian needs the skill that this class teaches.”

My friends, it is no secret that we are in a battle for the souls of our brothers and sisters. From Fredericksburg to London, soldiers to pastors, there are challenges and opportunities around every corner. Thank you for standing with us and supporting the ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association with your prayers and support, for we know that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37, NKJV).

God bless,

Will Graham

A heart open to the Gospel

BG-RRT chaplains offered spiritual and emotional comfort to pedestrians, politicians, Ottawa law enforcement officers, and truckers.

Steve* was in downtown Ottawa during February’s Freedom Convoy protest when he encountered Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains. As they struck up a conversation, Steve revealed he was an alcoholic who had been sober for two years.

The path to sobriety had opened the young man’s heart to spirituality. Steve wondered about Jesus—who He is, what He’s accomplished for everyone who believes in Him, and what He’s doing in the world right now.

There on the street, in the frigid winter air, our chaplain asked if he could help Steve along that spiritual path. Steve agreed and the chaplain gently, compassionately used our “Steps to Peace With God” booklet to proclaim the Gospel.

The chaplain went on to explain how Steve could have a personal relationship with Jesus and how he could ask Him for help at any time if he felt tempted again by alcohol. The Holy Spirit touched Steve’s heart and he recognized this was good news for his life. He said a prayer of salvation and accepted the Lord’s offer of eternal salvation. Praise God!

Partners like you made it possible to deploy BG-RRT chaplains for almost two weeks in our nation’s capital.

During that time, they offered spiritual and emotional care to residents, convoy members, police officers, politicians, government employees, and anyone else they encountered.

We thank God for opportunities to pray with more than 650 people, and for the seven individuals who accepted Jesus Christ in repentance and faith.

*Name changed to protect privacy