Will Graham Celebration in Sri Lanka

By   •   February 10, 2014

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Members of Sri Lankan churches hand out fliers for the Celebration of Grace with Will Graham.
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Churches blanketed the town of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (a suburb of the country's largest city, Colombo) with fliers for the Celebration of Grace with Will Graham.
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A traditional Sri Lankan welcome for Will Graham
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Will Graham receiving a traditional Sri Lankan welcome in Moratuwa
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Children in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
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Will Graham greeting children in Moratuwa
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Sri Lanka is an island nation off India's southeast coast. Although the country is roughly the size of the state of West Virginia, it has 10 times the population.
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Praising the one true God in Moratuwa
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Will Graham praying with Celebration leaders
Sri Lanka Celebration
The Celebration of Grace was held Feb. 7-9, 2014 at Moratumulla Methodist Church.
Sri Lanka Celebration
Christians make up just 6 percent of Sri Lanka's population. In the days leading up to the Celebration, believers handed out nearly 25,000 invitations. Some said they invited several neighbors and co-workers. Others had gone through their entire neighborhood with invitations.
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Will Graham onstage at the Celebration of Grace
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Thousands of people attended the event and hundreds made decisions to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior.
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A man is overcome with emotion as he prays at the Celebration of Grace.
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Praying
Will Graham and translator
Will Graham and his translator
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A local choir singing and dancing at the Celebration of Grace
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View from the stage
Will Graham
Will Graham serves as an associate evangelist, vice president at the BGEA and executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove.
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Many Sri Lankans came forward to accept Christ—a decision that is not taken lightly in the predominantly-Buddhist culture.
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Praying together
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A game of cricket
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The sun turns the sky a brilliant yellow-orange over the Indian Ocean.

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131 Comments

  1. S. Wijesinha says:

    To God be the glory for what was witnessed in Moratuwa, when Will Graham sowed the seeds of the message of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. May those spiritual seeds sprout and multiply according to God’s purpose at this time for the people of Sri Lanka. All God’s children are created only to serve Him.

  2. tania cruze says:

    thank God for (BGEA) you are truly a blessing to us .God bless you.

  3. Ebenezer says:

    This is so encouraging to see..I had to leave this beautiful country many years ago.. but feel very homesick as I see these beautiful scenes.. Thank God for the vision BGEA has and for their commitment to share the gospel with every part in the world. May the blessings of God be upon BGEA, the organizers and everyone who was part in every little way to make this a success. God bless SriLanka.. SriLanka needs , nothing but Jesus!!!!

  4. darshan kaneel says:

    thanks u BGEA. GODBLS (MORATUMULLA)

  5. Premani Peiris says:

    I thank and praise my Lord for giving me the grace to sing in the 200 voice choir and being able to serve as a Counselor at this Great Celebration on all 03 days. I could see myself in one of the pictures – praising my Lord. I count this as a great blessing. Indeed It was a greater blessing to have Dr. Will Graham in my hometown – Moratuwa and being able to listen to his inspiring messages.

  6. cecile says:

    I have been praying for this country for years and to see this I KNOW MY GOD IS BIG. PRAISE THE LORD.

  7. Roberta says:

    I am so thrilled to see so many thousands of people responding to the Gospel, knowing also these are not half-hearted committments especially in a predominately Budist nation.
    Praise, praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

  8. Yuliana says:

    Jesus is Awesome,we believe all the nation will bow down to Him,Amen.

  9. Monica Navaratne says:

    I am So sorry I missed this wonderful moment

  10. sumith peiris says:

    Blessed by the Sri Lanka Celebration