In Pictures: Will Graham Celebration in Fukuoka, Japan

By   •   March 16, 2014

Smiles filled the Fukuoka Kokusai Center throughout the weekend at the Celebration of Hope.
Smiles filled the Fukuoka Kokusai Center throughout the weekend at the Celebration of Hope.
The Fukuoka Celebration choir sings the gospel song, "Hallelujah You're Worthy."
The Fukuoka Celebration choir sings the gospel song, "Hallelujah You're Worthy."
Sunday, the Celebration started with a children's program. More than 100 little ones responded to the invitation to accept Christ.
Sunday, the Celebration started with a children's program. More than 100 little ones responded to the invitation to accept Christ.
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A girl fills out a decision card that explains who Jesus is.
A girl fills out a decision card that explains who Jesus is.
The lead singer of the rock group SALUKI joins other Japanese artists in singing "Days of Elijah."
The lead singer of the rock group SALUKI joins other Japanese artists in singing "Days of Elijah."
Japanese often have a calm demeanor and outward expression is limited. Still, many took moments to praise God.
Japanese often have a calm demeanor and outward expression is limited. Still, many took moments to praise God.
Jason Standridge, an American who pitches for the SoftBank Hawks in Fukuoka, shared his story each night with the crowd. "I play for the SoftBank Hawks, but I also play for Jesus," he said.
Jason Standridge, an American who pitches for the SoftBank Hawks in Fukuoka, shared his story each night with the crowd. "I play for the SoftBank Hawks, but I also play for Jesus," he said.
Alfie Silas Durio, who also sings with the Tommy Coomes Band at Franklin Graham events, was a crowd favorite in Fukuoka.
Alfie Silas Durio, who also sings with the Tommy Coomes Band at Franklin Graham events, was a crowd favorite in Fukuoka.
Local volunteers and church leaders applaud BGEA's work in Fukuoka.
Local volunteers and church leaders applaud BGEA's work in Fukuoka.
Swedish singer Lena Maria has inspired many in Japan with her story of overcoming.
Swedish singer Lena Maria has inspired many in Japan with her story of overcoming.
The Celebration extended far beyond Fukuoka with people from other cities and countries also in attendance.
The Celebration extended far beyond Fukuoka with people from other cities and countries also in attendance.
Some 1,400 people attended a ladies luncheon and banquet held Friday to build excitement about the Celebration of Hope.
Some 1,400 people attended a ladies luncheon and banquet held Friday to build excitement about the Celebration of Hope.
Dr. Robert Cunville, an associate evangelist for BGEA, preached during the women's luncheon Friday.
Dr. Robert Cunville, an associate evangelist for BGEA, preached during the women's luncheon Friday.
"It doesn't matter how old you are or how young you are, whether you're a man or a woman, Japanese or American, this invitation is for everybody." —Will Graham in Fukuoka, Japan
"It doesn't matter how old you are or how young you are, whether you're a man or a woman, Japanese or American, this invitation is for everybody." —Will Graham in Fukuoka, Japan
Some of the crowd after the invitation to accept Christ
Some of the crowd after the invitation to accept Christ
Many responded to the invitation at the Celebration, accepting Jesus into their lives.
Many responded to the invitation at the Celebration, accepting Jesus into their lives.
Many young people came forward to pray with Will Graham.
Many young people came forward to pray with Will Graham.
Counselors were ready to explain the Gospel again and what it means to be a Christian.
Counselors were ready to explain the Gospel again and what it means to be a Christian.
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Will Graham talks to several dozen pastors at a luncheon in Fukuoka, Japan before the weekend Celebration.

More than 10,000 people attended events across three days for the Celebration of Hope with Will Graham in Fukuoka, Japan. Franklin Graham will follow Will’s event with a Festival in Sapporo, Japan, in May.

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38 Comments

  1. Charles Mays says:

    Praying for a worldwide revival before the Lord returns <

  2. Baba Hiroshi. says:

    Thanks a lot. Two years ago, with other Christians and I met Mr. Graham, after the big earthquake and tsunami attacked the Tohoku arrea, who gaves a wonderful message in Sendai; the theme of the message was “release from sin.” He gave us the message that “an offense against God is like a traffic offense and by the of Jesus Christ release from sin is very important.”

  3. Nadeem says:

    It is really blessing for me to see Res.Will Graham like his Grandfather Billy Graham preaching the Word of God around the world. I wish to see Will Graham in Pakistan. May God open the door for His arrival in Pakistan as His grandfather never visited Pakistan.

  4. Mika Campbell says:

    Thank you for sharing the good news of Jesus in Fukuoka. I have many extended family members from my mother’s family there which I will never meet or the language barrier will inhibit a deep conversation. I am grateful for your efforts in reaching those I love, but cannot reach with the truth of God’s REAL love.

  5. Jean Rausch says:

    Wonderful what God has done and will continue to do in Japan! God bless BGEA!

  6. Raffaele Caruso says:

    Wonderful event.

  7. Tony Perry says:

    I am proud of what the BGEA is doing around the world. I am most proud of Brother Will Graham whom I had the privilege to meet several years ago in Sunset Beach, NC. I know God has favor on him and I have hope that the BGEA will continue its great work to spread the truth of Jesus Christ.

  8. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Thank you for making it possible to see all this beautiful photoes from Will and other children of God.
    Will I pray in Jesus Name for continued guidens from our Father.