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Franklin Graham announces rescheduled God Loves You Tour – UK

Much has changed since the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) announced in mid-2020 that the Graham Tour UK with Franklin Graham would be postponed in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges in the United Kingdom. Even through these unprecedented circumstances, BGEA has remained committed to the goal of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ and in doing so has rescheduled the God Loves You Tour – UK.

The essence of the message that BGEA shares is found in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said, “We want all people to know that God loves them and everlasting life is available to anyone. This remains the purpose for every BGEA event, and it is why we have named the rescheduled tour the God Loves You Tour – UK.”

DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE 2022 GOD LOVES YOU TOUR – UK
Liverpool: 14 May – Exhibition Centre
South Wales: 21 May – ICC Wales (Newport)
Sheffield: 25 May – Sheffield Arena
London: 16 July – ExCeL London

The tour will be free of charge and everyone is welcome. Additional details for the events scheduled in 2022 will be made available soon.

For more information, visit GodLovesYouTour.org.uk.


14th annual Christmas at the Library kicks off

A trip to the Billy Graham Library has become an annual Christmas tradition for many, as thousands from across the Carolinas and the Southeast visit the Christ-centered Christmas at the Library celebration each year. More than 468,000 have experienced this wonderful season at the Billy Graham Library since 2007. The 14th annual Christmas at the Library runs Monday through Saturday, Nov. 29-Dec. 23, 2021.

“The Good News of Christmas is a message that is offered to everyone,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). This is what Christmas is all about, and it is the message of hope that we are sharing at the Billy Graham Library. Jesus Christ came to this earth on a rescue mission to save us from our sins, and everyone who puts their faith in Him can be forgiven and have a right relationship with God.”

Those who come to Christmas at the Library at the Billy Graham Library each year experience the retelling of the birth of Jesus Christ, complete with a live Nativity depicting the very first Christmas night. Guests can also enjoy holiday favorites including horse-drawn carriage rides; Christmas story time for children; live music from carolers; a beautiful light display; a large, ornamented Christmas tree; holiday shopping and more. Live Nativity animals for 2021 include a camel, a donkey, sheep, goats, a Zebu cow and a llama. The Library’s operating hours during Christmas at the Library are Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Christmas activities begin at 5 p.m. each evening. The Library is closed on Sundays. Admission and parking at the Library is free. Reservations are required for Christmas at the Library activities.

Visit billygrahamlibrary.org for more information.


Billy Graham Rapid Response Team provides emotional support after tragedies

With three deployments in the span of eight days, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) chaplains served a number of different communities after natural and man-made disasters, providing emotional and spiritual support to law enforcement officers, survivors and communities at large.

BG-RRT chaplains deployed to Wise County, Virginia, after Big Stone Gap Police Officer Michael Chandler was shot and killed on his 29th birthday while performing a welfare check.

Four days later, BG-RRT chaplains deployed to the Pacific Northwest after historic flooding in Whatcom County, Washington, which damaged more than 550 homes. It was the 11th deployment of the year as a result of flooding.

When tragedy struck Waukesha, Wisconsin, as a man drove his SUV through the crowd at a Christmas parade, six BG-RRT chaplains deployed to the area to provide emotional and spiritual support to the community.

Most recently, BG-RRT chaplains deployed to Oxford Township, Michigan, after a sophomore student allegedly opened fire at a high school, killing four students and injuring seven other people.

Additional teams of chaplains continue to serve at three locations in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida hit in late August. 

The BG-RRT has deployed 46 times this year, sending out more than 1,000 chaplains across the United States. Chaplains have prayed with nearly 31,000 people this year alone.

For more information about the BG-RRT ministry, visit billygraham.org/RRT.


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