Decision America Tour: Photos from West Virginia

By Tommy Berry and Earl Davidson   •   May 5, 2016

An estimated 4,200 people joined Franklin Graham on Thursday in West Virginia for the 22nd stop of the Decision America Tour.
Students gathered to pray at the foot of the West Virginia State Capitol.
Volunteers, critical to the Decision America Tour's success, warmly welcomed visitors, handed out flags and were ready with directions during Thursday's prayer rally.
“If people take this [prayer rally] seriously then I think that it will do something really good and be eye-opening,” said Lexee Owens, a senior at nearby Elkview Christian School. “For someone to actually care to come to a place like this and talk to everybody, I think that’s good.”
You're never too young to start praying.
Circling up in prayer around the Decision America tour bus.
Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are available for prayer at every Decision America Tour stop.
Consider Philippians 2:9, which states, "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
people praying
During Thursday’s prayer rally, Franklin Graham urged those in attendance to follow Nehemiah’s example and seek God’s forgiveness for the sins of the country, personal sins and generational sins. “Father we have lost our vision, we've taken our eyes off you," Franklin Graham prayed as he led the crowd.
This little girl had the best seat at Thursday's rally.
To date, more than 100,000 people have joined Franklin Graham nationwide during his first 22 prayer rallies, including 4,200 on Thursday in Charleston.
Listening to Franklin Graham share his heart with West Virginia.
Franklin Graham preaching to 4,200 in West Virginia
Harry Slemp was roughly 40 years old when he opted not to attend a Billy Graham Crusade with his mother in Knoxville, Tennessee. Now, almost 40 years later, he made sure he was on the front row for Franklin Graham’s prayer rally. “I wasn’t going to miss this again,” said Slemp, who traveled from Virginia to attend. “I have great respect for [the Graham family].”
people watching rally
Despite the chilly and wet conditions, people crowded the State Capitol grounds and pushed back all the way to the nearby Kanawha River.
Man with cell phone
Texting to take a stand for God and country.
Franklin Graham with bus
That’s a wrap on this week’s Decision America Tour lineup. Next up, Franklin Graham visits Jefferson City, Missouri, on May 17.