El Paso Festival of Hope Gallery

By   •   April 7, 2014

Shortly after watching hundreds come to Christ, Franklin Graham pauses for a moment before talking to the webstream audience, tuning in from over 150 countries throughout the weekend.
Shortly after watching hundreds come to Christ, Franklin Graham pauses for a moment before talking to the webstream audience, tuning in from over 150 countries throughout the weekend.
Franklin Graham, leading the new believers in a prayer to accept Jesus Christ into their lives and secure their eternity.
Franklin Graham, leading the new believers in a prayer to accept Jesus Christ into their lives and secure their eternity.
Dennis Agajanian whipped up the El Paso crowd with his quick picking.
Dennis Agajanian whipped up the El Paso crowd with his quick picking.
Not even a little one could come between this woman and coming forward.
Not even a little one could come between this woman and coming forward.
The Tommy Coomes Band prepared the packed house for Franklin Graham's message, singing "He Reigns," "Mighty to Save" and "My Hope."
The Tommy Coomes Band prepared the packed house for Franklin Graham's message, singing "He Reigns," "Mighty to Save" and "My Hope."
Many of the El Paso Festival of Hope counselors were Spanish speakers.
Many of the El Paso Festival of Hope counselors were Spanish speakers.
After making a decision for Christ, a man asks his counselor if he would take his picture to capture this significant moment.
After making a decision for Christ, a man asks his counselor if he would take his picture to capture this significant moment.
Grammy Award winning artist Michael W. Smith led a packed stadium in worship Sunday night.
Grammy Award winning artist Michael W. Smith led a packed stadium in worship Sunday night.
Mariachi Isai, a band based in El Paso, had a unique Spanish sound, including violins and a harp.
Mariachi Isai, a band based in El Paso, had a unique Spanish sound, including violins and a harp.
Captivated by the music and message at the El Paso Festival.
Captivated by the music and message at the El Paso Festival.
Some people on Sunday were nearly overcome as holy moments were happening all over the stadium floor, which hosted the NIT women's basketball championship just the day before.
Some people on Sunday were nearly overcome as holy moments were happening all over the stadium floor, which hosted the NIT women's basketball championship just the day before.
Franklin Graham talked about his house, a 125-year-old farm house, that he and his wife raised their four kids in. He said most people's homes are their most prized possessions. But nothing is more valuable than your soul.
Franklin Graham talked about his house, a 125-year-old farm house, that he and his wife raised their four kids in. He said most people's homes are their most prized possessions. But nothing is more valuable than your soul.
Another view of just some of the crowd who came forward. Hundreds more made decisions online through a live webcast, which drew over 17,000 viewers.
Another view of just some of the crowd who came forward. Hundreds more made decisions online through a live webcast, which drew over 17,000 viewers.
The moment of truth for one family brings them to tears in El Paso.
The moment of truth for one family brings them to tears in El Paso.
Michael W. Smith and Daniel Calveti hug at the end of their bilingual version of "I Surrender All."
Michael W. Smith and Daniel Calveti hug at the end of their bilingual version of "I Surrender All."
One of the musical highlights of the bilingual El Paso Festival of Hope was an English/Spanish combo version of "I Surrender All" by Michael W. Smith and Daniel Calveti.
One of the musical highlights of the bilingual El Paso Festival of Hope was an English/Spanish combo version of "I Surrender All" by Michael W. Smith and Daniel Calveti.
Puerto Rico's Daniel Calveti, a fan favorite, led an emotional time of Spanish worship.
Puerto Rico's Daniel Calveti, a fan favorite, led an emotional time of Spanish worship.
Franklin Graham's message was translated into Spanish by Galo Vasquez.
Franklin Graham's message was translated into Spanish by Galo Vasquez.
Franklin Graham, with translator Galo Vasquez, covered many things Sunday night, including a heartfelt story about his mother, Ruth Bell Graham's final hours. He also made sure those at the El Paso Festival understood only Jesus could bridge the gap between us and God.
Franklin Graham, with translator Galo Vasquez, covered many things Sunday night, including a heartfelt story about his mother, Ruth Bell Graham's final hours. He also made sure those at the El Paso Festival understood only Jesus could bridge the gap between us and God.
Worshiping the one true God in both English and Spanish on Sunday night at the Don Haskins Center.
Worshiping the one true God in both English and Spanish on Sunday night at the Don Haskins Center.
Hundreds flooded the stage and they just kept coming as Franklin Graham continued to give the invitation to accept Christ. Counseling was pushed back into the aisles.
Hundreds flooded the stage and they just kept coming as Franklin Graham continued to give the invitation to accept Christ. Counseling was pushed back into the aisles.
On his dad's shoulder, getting just the right angle to video tape Michael W. Smith, who closed the event with a 45-minute worship set.
On his dad's shoulder, getting just the right angle to video tape Michael W. Smith, who closed the event with a 45-minute worship set.
Franklin Graham preached a heartfelt message about the value of a soul on Sunday night, prompting hundreds to give their hearts to Christ in El Paso.
Franklin Graham preached a heartfelt message about the value of a soul on Sunday night, prompting hundreds to give their hearts to Christ in El Paso.

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9 Comments

  1. G.Rabi gnanaraj says:

    God is live ……

  2. Janett Prieto says:

    God is amazing,he loves us so much that he gave his one & only son for each & every one of us. im so thankful i have God in my life! i was really amazed of by how much people went up there on Saturday & Sunday to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior!!1 God was working ,he was looking in to our hearts!!!!!!Thank God for this festival it has changed so many lives in a grateful way.Thanks to Billy Graham as well for his hard work in evangelizing & helping people’s lives change!!!! Thanks!!!! :)

  3. Ricky Rodriguez says:

    I was at this festival as a counselor, and i must say thank you to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for allowing me to be a part of what a wonderful chance i had that i changed two young mens lives!! Thank you!!
    -Ricky Rodriguez, 16

  4. Bob Frosy says:

    Thank you all at Billy Graham institution, for all that you do in bringing God forward in the universe. Thank God for all that you do. We put so much emphasis on things that have not one meaning cars, homes and on and on. Trying to empress. There is only three things that are important God, Our Church and Family.

  5. Anita Armagnac says:

    Both nights were absolutely Awesome! I had never been in an event like these and I loved it. I was in the prayer tent interceeding for souls to come to Christ, co-laboring with others and the Holy Spirit. Thank You, Lord!

  6. Deanna Zorn says:

    I started watching while I was on Facebook then I went 2 Billy Graham so I could watch it without being interupted. I was watching while Flame was giving his testimony nd I couldnt turn away. I am a believer but something in me wasnt right. I watched til the end of thousand foot krutch was over. I went 2 church on Sunday nd sunday night I watched again while Franklin was preaching I prayed nd I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit nd it was an emotional experience for me nd after Michael w Smith then I read a devotional.

    1. JoJo Ortiz says:

      That’s awesome Deanna! God is good!

  7. Susil says:

    Amen and amen!!! God is still working… He is the same yesterday, today and forever. May the Lord
    continue to use your ministry to spread the love of Jesus.

  8. Dorothy Townsend says:

    Praise God that Franklin is carrying on what his father began…..all glory and honor goes to God…