‘Get Your Kicks’ on Franklin Graham’s Route 66 Tour

By   •   September 29, 2021

Colorful sky; Crowd at Route 66 God Loves You Tour
The eight-city God Loves You Tour made its way to Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday. More than 7,000 people came to hear live music and be spiritually encouraged with a message from Franklin Graham.
Graham family
Three of Franklin and Jane Graham's four children, their son-in-law and two grandchildren came to EXPO New Mexico for the event.
Hot air balloon
The city hosts the famous annual International Balloon Fiesta in early October, but you can see these gorgeous balloons year-round.
Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham preached from Mark 8 about the value of our soul. “Your soul is more valuable to God than the value of this entire world.”
Stretch of Route 66 in Albuquerque
The song, "Get Your Kicks on Route 66" was written by Bobby Troup during a cross-country trip on that highway after World War II.
Newsboys on stage
Newsboys’ Michael Tait said, “I love it here,” talking about the diversity in Albuquerque. “It’s all mixed up here. It’s God’s bouquet.”
Man in crowd with hands raised
Hands were in the air and hearts on fire for the Lord as the Newsboys, Marcos Witt and Dennis Agajanian led worship.
Land of Enchantment road sign at sunset
Due to its unique culture, art and scenery, Albuquerque is known as the “Land of Enchantment.”
Man with eyes closed holding toddler
Do you know where your soul will go when you die? >>You can be sure; pray right now. We all have regrets in life, but making a decision to follow Jesus is something you’ll never regret.
God Loves You Tour billboard set against mountains, blue sky with clouds
Albuquerque is New Mexico's largest city with more than 900,000 people who call it home. It’s no wonder—the city averages over 300 days of blue skies and sunshine a year.
Albuquerque sign
“Red or green?” That’s the question restaurant servers ask guests here, referring to red or green chile when ordering food. When people want both kinds, they say they want “Christmas.”
Dennis Agajanian
“He came into my life at 11 years old,” said Christian musician Dennis Agajanian. “He’ll change things. He’s a forgiving Father.”
Men smiling, posing for photo
Johnny (left) had tried everything else. "I've been on the street, drugs, everything." Tuesday, he told God he was sorry and turned over his life to Christ. Right afterward, with a big smile on his face and celebrating with the believers who brought him, he said, "I've changed. I'm happy now."
The Sandia Mountains and a God Loves You Tour sign
The Sandia Mountains reach more than 10,600 feet in elevation and turn a watermelon pink color at sunset. Albuquerque is known throughout the world for being a great location for endurance training because of the high altitude.
Man in wheelchair, others, Prayer Volunteer praying
Franklin Graham encouraged the many people who made decisions for Christ to get connected with a local Bible-based church. Prayer volunteers helped answer their questions and offered prayer afterward.
Woman with Living with Christ booklet and Prayer Volunteer
Local churches held evangelism training from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), which was free and open to everyone.
People at God Loves You Tour
With two stops left, help us finish strong. Please pray for God to speak through Franklin Graham, the musical artists, BGEA staff and volunteers on the Tour. >>Next up: Watch live from Flagstaff, Arizona, on Thursday.