Decision California Photos: Fresno

By   •   May 29, 2018

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On Memorial Day, Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour bus rolled to a stop along the Central Valley of Fresno, California. Thousands chose to spend their holiday at the Fresno Fairgrounds for the evangelistic and prayer event.
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The night kicked off with musical artist Jeremy Camp taking the stage. A mixed audience of young and old raised a shout to let the world know Jesus saves in the city known for its fertile farmland.
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The crowd became a chorus as they sang “God Bless America.”
Franklin Graham
In 2001, Billy Graham spoke in Fresno, California, and he asked the community to pray for the nation after the heartbreaking 9/11 attack. More than a decade later, Franklin Graham visited the city on Memorial Day to encourage the residents to pray for the future of California and all of America.
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"Remember this: God loves you," Franklin said to those who made a decision for Christ. While some shed tears and hugged, others excitedly opened the literature they received to help them in their relationship with God.
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As the evening continued, the blazing sun set and a subtle, cool breeze eased its way over Paul Paul Theatre on the Fresno Fairgrounds.
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Several people patriotically waved flags as music played, honoring those who gave their lives defending the nation. Franklin Graham soon spoke about Someone who paid the ultimate sacrifice for all.
girl high-fiving Jeremy Camp
In between songs, Jeremy Camp high-fived a little girl who had been joyfully worshipping Jesus.
When Franklin Graham gave the opportunity to pray to accept Jesus Christ, people across the theatre stood up. After the initial call, several others made a decision for Christ as well.
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While in prayer, members of the audience joined hands, showing unity in Christ.
singer Dennis Agajanian
As people streamed in to the theatre, those already seated clapped their hands along to singer Dennis Agajanian's music.
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A peaceful surrender settled over the theatre as Jeremy Camp sang "He Knows," referring to how God knows all hurt and suffering.
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“Religion cannot save you,” Franklin Graham said after sharing the story of Nicodemus in John 3. “You have to have a relationship with God."
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The Decision America Tour continues on to Modesto, California, where Franklin Graham will share a message of God's love on Tuesday. Please continue to pray for the people of Fresno, along with those who attend the remaining stops of the Decision America California Tour.

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  1. Marci Horton says:

    It was a real honor to have Franklin Graham in Fresno, California. Thank you for spreading the Gospel around the world.

  2. JoAnne Hayes says:

    God be praised. I am unable to contribute financially, but I pray for you. What a thrill evangelizing must be to you. Thank you, Franklin, and all who are involved in this blessed ministry.

  3. Don says:

    Keep the faith and message flowing.

  4. Patricia Hebert says:

    Dear Franklin Graham Team and Jeremy Camp,
    Thank you again for coming to California to revive us. We may be small in number, but I do see life coming back to churches, even in small ways. I’ve lived here all my life, and I want to see us turn this state around! Your family has been such a blessing to our nation. Thank you!

  5. Donna Vile says:

    We were on vacation and were delighted to be a part of the evening in Fresno. Back in Alabama we continue to pray for California. Thanks for what you are doing.

  6. Lydia Padilla says:

    I took my cousin to this event he had just accepted the Lord 3 days before and 2 of his 3 children stood up for the altar call for their salvation. It was a beautiful thing!

  7. Jerry Ramos says:

    All of Teen Challenge around the world is praying for you!

  8. Joseph Smith says:

    On July 16, 1962, my friend and I went to the Ratcliffe Staduim in Fresno, California. There, I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, and it was the best decision I ever made in my whole life. Thank God for Billy!!

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