More than 4,950 attend the Big Sky Celebration with Will Graham in Helena, events upcoming in Hamilton and Great Falls

HELENA, Mont., Sept. 9, 2019 – The three-city Big Sky Celebration kicked off this weekend in Helena, featuring free concerts from award-winning bands and encouraging messages of hope from evangelist Will Graham. A total of 4,952 attended the four Celebration events that were held at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, Sept. 6-8.

“God sees you. He sees every tear that falls on your pillow. He sees your heartbreaking. And it’s breaking God’s heart as well,” said Graham from the stage on Sunday night. “He has a plan and a purpose for your life. He wants to change your circumstances as you give them over to Him.”

More than 270 responded to Graham’s invitation to make a commitment to Jesus and begin a relationship with Him. The Celebration was also viewed online by nearly 18,000 people from seven different countries, with 72 indicating that they made a decision for Christ.

Graham was joined on-stage for the Big Sky Celebration in Helena by award-winning Christian artists, including Jeremy CampThe AftersAaron Shust and The Color.

“We’re so delighted with the number of people who attended the Celebration, but even more so by the number of people who came forward each night to make some sort of decision for Jesus,” said Steve Bostrom, who has served as the Celebration team leader and has helped to guide the months of preparation. “When Will’s father, Franklin Graham, came to Helena in 1995, whole families were changed because of the Gospel, and we trust that will happen here as well. We’re praying that God will make Helena famous for the Gospel.”

The Big Sky Celebration with Will Graham continues on Wednesday night, Sept. 11, in Hamilton, Montana, at Hamilton Assembly of God. It will conclude next weekend, Sept. 13-15, in Great Falls, Montana, at the Four Seasons Arena. The line-up for Great Falls includes free concerts by Phil WickhamThe AftersAaron ShustHollynFLAME and The Color, along with messages from Graham. Visit to find the full schedule and additional details.

About the Big Sky Celebration with Will Graham:
The Big Sky Celebration with Will Graham is a free, family-friendly series of events being held in Helena, Hamilton and Great Falls in September 2019. In addition to live music from nationally-known Christian bands, the Celebration will feature inspirational messages from evangelist Will Graham, who is the grandson of the late evangelist Billy Graham and the son of Franklin Graham. Hundreds of Christians representing more than 130 churches and dozens of denominations have taken part in pre-Celebration events and training across the three regions, and many are working together to host the Celebration. For more information, visit  

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