If you missed any of the stories or videos from Chennai, you can find them here. While more than 187,350 people heard Franklin Graham preach the Gospel from Jan. 21-24, and nearly 15,000 people responded to the invitation to commit their lives to Jesus Christ, numbers don’t tell the whole story.
Take a moment to learn more about the people and places that made this Festival so memorable.
Impact in India
Although Franklin Graham preached his concluding message on Jan. 24, the Chennai Hope Festival lives on. Even now, ripple effects are spreading across India–among youth and the disabled, in churches and in the lives of those who gave their hearts to serving.
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The God Who Heals
In a nation like India, where scores of people follow alternative healing practices, it seems that God often manifests himself as Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals. We met a number of Christians in Chennai who have seen His healing power first hand.
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Chennai Blog: Festival Concludes with Great Harvest of Souls
“India is the greatest harvest field in the world. We pray that millions of souls will be added to the Kingdom this week,” said one Chennai pastor. His prayer was answered. … Read this and other quick, ongoing updates from India.
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Jesus Loves the Little Children
Franklin Graham and a team from Operation Christmas Child showed kids in Chennai the love and compassion of Jesus Christ with gifts and a simple Gospel message. The children at this school truly are the least of these. We also report on an amazing turnout for Kids Fest.
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Women of India Shine with Christ’s Light
“In India,” said one woman from Chennai, “we believe that if you want to be a lighthouse, you have to be a candle at home. The best one to light that candle would be a woman.”
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It’s God’s Time for India
Soon after he arrived in India this week, Franklin Graham took a few moments to share his passion for preaching the Gospel to the people of Chennai, and ask for prayer.
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Billy Graham’s Memories of India
As the people of Chennai anticipate this week’s Hope Festival with Franklin Graham, we thought it would be interesting to revisit his father’s reaction from 1956. Also view photos from Billy Graham’s 1977 Crusade.
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