Hundreds Come Home to Christ in Australia’s Goldfields

By   •   May 20, 2018

Centennial Park, Western Australia
During the final day of the Goldfields Celebration, Will Graham preached twice—once for a morning church service and again in the evening. Much of the small town of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, came, as both services were packed.
woman with hands raised in worship
Hands of all colors were joyfully raised in worship following an upbeat song led by Rob Scott and a 40-plus member choir. “It’s fun when we can worship together as churches,” said Will, who once served as a pastor himself. “We have more in common than we do differences.”
man talking to prayer volunteer
Preaching from 1 Samuel 1, Will's Sunday morning sermon resonated with many in the audience. “We read about a religious man," Will said. "Everything looked good [in his life] but deep underneath, it was all torn up.”
motorcyclists with flags
These motorcyclists carrying "Yeshua" flags attended the morning "Church Together" service, which was the day after the royal wedding. Coincidentally, Will's message talked about family and relationships. “When you have God in your marriage, in your family—you see how God can come in and restore and change people’s hearts.”
Will Graham preaching
“I know some of you don’t have the same type of [family] memories that I have. Your home is different,” Will said, speaking on what the Bible teaches about family. “But God wants to restore today.”
kids waving to music
Young people "light up the sky" as The Afters perform their popular song with that name.
Steve Grace and Skypilot
After Steve Grace and SkyPilot sang "Been Away a Long Time," they reminded the crowd that no matter how long you've been away from the Lord, it's never too late to turn to Him.
Prayer volunteer prays with man
A prayer volunteer goes before the Lord on behalf of a man who made a decision for Christ.
Choir with hands up in worship
"My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed." —Psalm 71:23 (ESV)
The Afters with kids onstage
The Afters put on a lively show, inviting kids from the audience to dance with them on stage, throwing out their drumsticks and high-fiving several people in the crowd.
Will Graham
During the final service, Will preached about the prodigal son in Luke 15. "God sees you. He sees the pit you're in," Will said. "God is running to you tonight." He encouraged anyone watching to come to Christ.
The Will Graham Celebration was a family event that changed some families forever.
A kid who came down front to accept Christ
Although Western Australia is sometimes compared to the Wild West, gentle surrender took place in Centennial Park on Sunday evening.
Family hugging and crying
A woman cries as her family is restored. “One of the things that I love about the Graham family is the way that the Good News had been carried down from generation to generation,” Steve Grace said earlier in the evening.
Australian flag
During the evening service, Will acknowledged the '59ers in the crowd—those who committed their lives to Christ during Billy Graham's historic 1959 Crusade across Australia. Nearly 60 years later, Australia is still hearing the bold truth of the Gospel from the Grahams. Will you pray for widespread revival beyond the Goldfields of Australia and into every part of this nation?