Praising God in the U.K.
Will Graham's Message Resonates in Thurrock
September 26, 2011 - Preaching on three consecutive nights just east of London, Will Graham, grandson of Billy Graham and son of Franklin Graham, shared messages of hope that resonated with close to 2,000 people at Rock Thurrock. Hundreds made decisions for Christ over the weekend.
By Trevor Freeze
The Gospel still resonates on both sides of the pond.
One week after hundreds made decisions for Christ at Rock the River in Winnipeg and less than a month after hundreds more accepted Christ as their Savior in Denver and Milwaukee, Rock Thurrock is having the same life-changing effect on London.
Close to 2000 people packed into Thurrock Civic Hall this weekend to hear Will Graham, grandson of Billy Graham and son of Franklin Graham, share the life-changing message of the Gospel.
"If all these young people would show up at church tomorrow, we'd have revival instead of riots," said Lillian, who counseled two unchurched 12-year-old girls.
Last month, riots spontaneously erupted, starting in north London and quickly expanding to major cities all over England. The youth unemployment rate is hovering at 20 percent in London and young people are searching for hope.
Another woman, Vera, who accepted Christ in 1989 at a Billy Graham telecast event in Thurrock, also volunteered as a counselor and works with nine 10-year-old children as a teacher's aide. She said she was blessed to see several of her former students at Rock Thurrock on Saturday.
Friday night also saw a near-capacity audience as Will Graham preached and the Gathering Band brought worship music to a family-friendly event that saw many people of all ages come to Christ.