A crowd of more than 68,000 Brazilians gathered at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro to listen to the Gospel of Jesus. The historical event was brought about by evangelist Franklin Graham and his team of 4,000 local churches.
Since COVID restrictions started to loosen, Christians are on the double in telling God’s goodness and love. And Franklin Graham is not an exception. He and his team have been traveling around the globe, hosting evangelistic events and seeing people coming to Christ.
Last month, Graham toured the UK to spread hope in Jesus. And last Saturday, Graham and his team continued to do what they were called to in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
According to the evangelist, the eventful night was brought together by 4,000 local churches. “4,000+ churches have been a part of preparing for this event for many months,” Graham shared. “And some told us they had been praying for years.”
More than 68,000 Brazilians
And God answered their prayers as almost 70,000 came together to worship God despite the heavy rain. And thousands responded to the call of accepting Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. The partnered churches are now busy following up the new Christians.
Vinicius Vargas, one of the pastors who collaborated, expressed his gratefulness for the opportunity. “This is a great opportunity for us to continue to help each person know more about the love of Jesus Christ. We are determined to move forward,” he continued. “To reach more people, care for those in our communities, and introduce Jesus Christ to everyone around us.”
Graham also met with Brazil’s Governor Claudio Castro to receive the leader’s support for the event. And Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro also sent his message of approval and blessing to the team. Graham shared, “I appreciate that these leaders stand with the biblical definition of marriage & against abortion in Brazil.”
Next month, Graham will continue with their “God Loves You Tour” in the UK on July 16 in London.