Over 17,000 Brazilians gathered at Campina Grande do Sul rodeo arena to listen to the message of Jesus Christ. More than 7,000 have also watched the livestream. This evangelistic event was marked as the first outreach in the country of Will Graham.
Surpassing the capacity venue with 1,000 in overflow seating, Will joked as he preached. “I think we made one mistake tonight. We needed a bigger arena.”
Will Graham is the “third-generation of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).” He is Billy Graham’s grandson, Franklin Graham’s firstborn, and serving as the Executive Vice-President of BGEA.
And at his first evangelistic outreach in Brazil, he share the power of God’s love.
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Brazilians Respond to Jesus
“God took the sin of the world and placed it on the shoulders of Jesus for sinners like you and me,” Will said.
“The cross was the most important moment in the history of the world. It’s impossible to measure God’s love on the cross. It doesn’t matter how deep you are in sin. God’s love on the cross covers you as well,” he told the crowd.
He then invited them to give their lives to Jesus and hundreds responded to the call.
Felipe, one who responded, testified the peace and courage he felt after receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior. He said, “Before, I felt like my head was a blank sheet of paper. Now, I am feeling that I am starting to write my whole story again.”
“Yesterday, I felt lost. [But] God really touched my heart during [tonight’s] service. I felt brave and so much courage to come forward,” he continued.
Moreover, 400 local churches that partnered with BGEA will follow up on the hundreds of new believers.
Reference: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association