More Than 500 Attend 9th Annual Ladies Tea & Tour

By Tommy Berry   •   April 18, 2016

Women in hats
The 9th annual Ladies Tea & Tour, hosted by the Billy Graham Library, was held Saturday, April 16. The ticketed event drew more than 500 people. One woman (second from the left) wanted to see the Billy Graham Library for her 80th birthday, so her daughters and granddaughter made a trip of it. They made their hats in the car on the way down.
The Ladies Tea is a time for fellowship, worship and reflection.
No stranger to the Graham family, Sheila Walsh has performed at many Billy Graham Crusades, including at London’s Wembley Stadium in 1989. On Saturday, she shared some of her story with the ladies in attendance.
Two women about to hug
A warm welcome.
Sisters, an award-winning group out of South Carolina, led the ladies in worship with their blend of gospel music.
Sharing a moment between sips of tea.
Waiter serving tea
Getting first-class service.
Letting the music and message sink in.
Woman smiling
Happy to be here!
Sheila Walsh signed copies of her work.
Customizing her tea.
Full dining hall
The event was held at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association headquarters.
Sheila Walsh, who has been open about her experience with depression, focused her talk on "finishing the race well."
Two women taking picture
Time for a photo.
Table of women
Many in attendance came in groups with friends and family.
Sharing a plate of food
Dainty treats for Ladies Tea.
Sheila Walsh counts Ruth Bell Graham as a mentor, remembering her as “such a godly influence in my life.” On Saturday, Sheila stole a few quiet minutes at Ruth Graham's burial site.