Photos: Final Day of the Franklin Graham Festival in Myanmar

By Ron Nickel   •   November 20, 2016

Seeking shade from the 90-plus degree day during Franklin Graham's Myanmar Festival in late November.
Seeking shade from the 90-plus degree day during Franklin Graham's Myanmar Festival in late November.
Franklin Graham used Mark 10:46-52, the story of Jesus healing blind Bartimaeus, before leading the crowd through a prayer of salvation.
Franklin Graham used Mark 10:46-52, the story of Jesus healing blind Bartimaeus, before leading the crowd through a prayer of salvation.
Deuteronomy 6:5 declares, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."
Deuteronomy 6:5 declares, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."
Sunday was the final night of the Yangon Love Joy Peace Festival in Myanmar. More than 71,000 attended, bringing the three-day total to well over 170,000 people. During the weekend Festival, Franklin Graham shared the Gospel every night, with more than 7,600 people making decisions for Christ. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Smith)
Sunday was the final night of the Yangon Love Joy Peace Festival in Myanmar. More than 71,000 attended, bringing the three-day total to well over 170,000 people. During the weekend Festival, Franklin Graham shared the Gospel every night, with more than 7,600 people making decisions for Christ. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Smith)
Enjoying a little family time.
Enjoying a little family time.
Praising Jesus with song.
Praising Jesus with song.
Families attended the Sunday night Festival, which carried into the evening.
Families attended the Sunday night Festival, which carried into the evening.
Watching the Festival from a somewhat shaded spot.
Watching the Festival from a somewhat shaded spot.
Many different types of music were featured during the three-day Festival, all with one goal: glorifying God.
Many different types of music were featured during the three-day Festival, all with one goal: glorifying God.
Myanmar churches are praising God for the tremendous response to the Yangon Love Joy Peace Festival with Franklin Graham. More than 170,000 people attended the 3-day event, with over 7,600 indicating decisions for Christ.
Myanmar churches are praising God for the tremendous response to the Yangon Love Joy Peace Festival with Franklin Graham. More than 170,000 people attended the 3-day event, with over 7,600 indicating decisions for Christ.
The historic Festival in Myanmar was an answer to many prayers and it drew people of all ages.
The historic Festival in Myanmar was an answer to many prayers and it drew people of all ages.
Hundreds of churches united together to help make the Festival a reality.
Hundreds of churches united together to help make the Festival a reality.
Franklin Graham invited people to come down front if they wanted to make a decision for Christ, and trained counselors were ready to talk to anybody interested.
Franklin Graham invited people to come down front if they wanted to make a decision for Christ, and trained counselors were ready to talk to anybody interested.
A lighthearted moment as the final day of the Festival got underway.
A lighthearted moment as the final day of the Festival got underway.
A trained counselor prays with a young adult who came forward after Franklin Graham led the crowd in a prayer of salvation.
A trained counselor prays with a young adult who came forward after Franklin Graham led the crowd in a prayer of salvation.
People tried to find a seat where they could as the overflow areas also brimmed to capacity.
People tried to find a seat where they could as the overflow areas also brimmed to capacity.
The Scripture verse John 3:17 says, "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
The Scripture verse John 3:17 says, "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved."
So what happens after people make decisions for Christ? They are given the opportunity to fill out a card and share their information so local churches can contact them later. Please pray for everyone who made a decision for Christ and for the churches that will follow up with them.
So what happens after people make decisions for Christ? They are given the opportunity to fill out a card and share their information so local churches can contact them later. Please pray for everyone who made a decision for Christ and for the churches that will follow up with them.
After the Festival, Franklin Graham shared on social media, “I am so thankful that thousands of men, women and young people in Myanmar have responded to the invitation to come home and trust Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of their lives. I thank God for working and give Him the glory. We know there was great celebrating in Heaven over each one.”
After the Festival, Franklin Graham shared on social media, “I am so thankful that thousands of men, women and young people in Myanmar have responded to the invitation to come home and trust Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of their lives. I thank God for working and give Him the glory. We know there was great celebrating in Heaven over each one.”

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19 Comments

  1. EMMANUEL.NKEM.ANYALEWECHI says:

    This is my calling and want to know how will it be possible to think about Antigua for Crusade?

  2. Prof. L. Daiho says:

    I thank and praise God, the Almighty, for His unlimited love and saving grace poured on His people, especially for the people of Myanmar during the recently concluded Love, Peace and Joy Festival. May God richly bless Franklin Graham and Rev. Dr Billy Graham and all their dear ones!

  3. Jim says:

    Wonderful.

  4. Donna Bennett says:

    Praise God for His outpouring on the people of Myanmar!!!

  5. Calvin Reynolds says:

    I was privileged to be a part of a mission team in 2002 called SeaScape 2002 in which we were privileged to travel from Bangkok to Mai Sai to evaluate the possibility of mission work among the hill tribes.
    We had opportunity to enter Myanmar and prayer walk a market and press the people of this closed country to the heart of God in true belief that in God’s timing He would bring about what has happened through the festival.
    Thank God for the guidance of His Holy Spirit in the life of the people, the pastors and BGEA.
    I rejoice as I read this great harvest of souls.
    Praying for you
    Calvin Reynolds

  6. Laura Sanders says:

    My heart rejoices with you all. Knowing that we have thousands of new brothers and sisters in Christ makes me smile. Seeing the church in Myanmar faithfully pray and the Spirit respond: reminds me of what is important.

  7. Karol Harris says:

    Jesus Thank You For Our Big Family In Myanmar. Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
    Psalm 100:4, NLT

  8. Margaret Dowden says:

    Thank you Mr. Graham for your commitment to Christ & sharing His Word which will not return void.

  9. LMStephenThomas says:

    Bible study

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