Photos: Many Thousands Hear Gospel at Romania Celebration with Will Graham

By Paul Sherar   •   October 22, 2017

Huntley Brown playing piano
Will Graham brought the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Celebration of Hope in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Oct. 21-22. International Christian concert pianist Huntley Brown helped prepare hearts before Will's message. Huntley often leads worship at Will Graham and Franklin Graham Crusade events around the world.
Young girls singing and praising God in the choir
The 1,500-strong choir of young people lifted up the Name of Jesus in a powerful way.
Will Graham waiting before giving his message
Will Graham is the third generation of Grahams to preach in Romania, following his grandfather, Billy Graham, and his father, Franklin Graham.
Picture of crowd inside stadium
More than 32,000 people crowded into Polyvalenta Hall for the Celebration, including a dedication service the night before it began. Over 600 people responded to the Gospel message to receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Cluj-Napoca is the second largest city in Romania behind Bucharest, the country's capital city.
Will Graham and interpreter at podium
"You're looking for purpose and peace," Will told the audience. "You aren't going to find them in the things of this world. You'll only find them in Jesus."
Aaron Shust and band member
Aaron Shust and his band led thousands in a time of passionate worship.
Counselors hug people they counseled
Starting or coming back to a personal relationship with Christ is often an emotional time. Here, counselors share their joy with those who made this decision.
Crowd of people during the invitation
Each night as Will Graham offered an invitation to receive Christ, people began trickling toward the front. Soon there was a river of people seeking peace with God.
Woman worshiping
Taking it all in.
Musical group leading worship
This talented group of local singers led the arena in worship.
Outside of Polyvalenta Hall
Polyvalenta Hall was home to the Celebration.
St. Michael's Church in Cluj-Napoca
Billy Graham preached at St. Michael's Church in Cluj-Napoca during a seven-city Romania tour in 1985.
Man playing saxophone
"Praise the Lord! ... Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!" —Psalm 150, 1, 4
Counselor praying with young man
A counselor prays with a young man during the invitation.
Crowd worshiping with phone flashlights in background
Without prompting, many in the audience pulled out their phones to wave lights in the air while singing.
1,500-member choir
"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!" —Psalm 115:1
Will Graham and interpreter in front of massive crowd
"I'm here to give a warning," Will Graham said. "There's no neutral ground with Jesus. If you make no stand for Jesus, you make a stand against Jesus."
People holding hands and praying
Praying for the Celebration beforehand. Church members and BGEA prayer partners covered this event in prayer long before it began.
Counselor talking with young man
Will you also pray for all those who received Christ in Romania, that these new and rededicated believers be discipled by fellow Christians?