Franklin Graham Shares Message of Hope in Rio de Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO — Reverend Franklin Graham held an evangelistic event on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last month. More than 68,000 people attended the historic event June 11 that filled Copacabana Beach with music and hope, nearly 48 years after Billy Graham’s remarkable visit to Maracanã Stadium in 1974.

The crowd on the beach was filled with energy and excitement, and the rain didn’t dampen their enthusiasm. Franklin Graham shared a message of God’s love with the crowd, and when he gave the Gospel invitation a sea of hands went up. Thousands of people indicated that they made decisions for Jesus Christ.

Here’s the moment Franklin issued that Gospel invitation:

About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) proclaims the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the BGEA directs a wide range of domestic and international ministries, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; The Billy Graham Library; The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, located outside of Asheville, N.C.;, an Internet evangelism project reaching thousands of people for Christ online; and many others through print, television, telephone, radio and the Internet.

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