GREAT FALLS, Mont., Sept. 17, 2019 – The final stop of the Big Sky
Celebration with evangelist
Will Graham took place this weekend in Great Falls, with 5,889 people attending
the three-day outreach at the Four Seasons Arena. The Celebration, held Sept.
13-15, capped a three-city, nine-day, nine-event effort that brought the hope
of the Gospel to more than 12,000 people across western Montana.
“God can give you joy, peace and fulfillment. Christ is what you’re looking for in life. He wants to heal your broken heart,” said Graham, the grandson of well-known evangelist Billy Graham and the son of Franklin Graham, from the stage during Sunday night’s closing program in Great Falls. “Have you surrendered your brokenness to Him?”
More than 530 people responded to the Gospel message in Great Falls, walking forward at the invitation to begin a relationship with Jesus. Similar decisions for Christ were made by 273 people in Helena (Sept. 6-8) and 50 people in Hamilton (Sept. 11) over the course of the Big Sky Celebration.
“I’m overwhelmed, honestly. It’s hard to comprehend all that God has done. So many lives have been changed, their eternal destiny has been changed,” said Pastor Lee Barrows, who – along with Shane Etzwiler – helped to lead the Great Falls portion of the Big Sky Celebration tour. “God did something unusually kind for our city, and we’re so excited.”
Etzwiler added, “The Celebration shows the desperate need for hope in our city and the surrounding area. People are hungry for the truth. The devil has had his grip on this area for too long, and it’s time for that to be broken. Many have placed their hope in Jesus and the church is unified to continue the work.”
The Big Sky Celebration marked the first time that Graham has held a three-city tour in the United States. From here he will travel to Belleville, Ontario, and Baker Lake, Nunavut, to hold a pair of Celebrations in Canada in October.
Follow Graham online at www.BillyGraham.org, www.Facebook.com/WillGraham4 and www.Twitter.com/TellaGraham.
About Will Graham: Will is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). He is the grandson of Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham. Will has spoken to more than one million people on six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006.
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