Route 66 Stop No. 2: Salvation at the Speedway

By   •   September 22, 2021

The Route 66 God Loves You Tour stopped in St. Louis on Tuesday. The 14-day road trip for Christ is following historic Route 66, spreading God's love in 8 cities across 7 states.
Will Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Vice President and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, came to St. Louis to support the tour, before heading to Rapid City, South Dakota, this weekend to preach at a three-day Celebration.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” —Matthew 19:14
Michael Tait of Newsboys (right) and Marcos Witt (left) lead worship music together Tuesday night at the World Wide Technology Speedway in Madison, Illinois, just outside of St. Louis.
Franklin Graham preached on Naaman the Leper getting healed from 2 Kings 5. "There was no hope for this man," he told a crowd of 4,200.
Chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team share a word of prayer on Tuesday. The nationwide network of chaplains respond to natural and man-made disasters at a moment's notice.
The Holy Spirit was evident on Tuesday as music from Newsboys and Marcos Witt brought people to their feet.
Franklin Graham urged new believers to find a church that "believes and preaches the Bible. And if they don't preach the Bible, run away as fast as you can."
Despite spurts of rain throughout the day, the Route 66 God Loves You Tour drew an estimated 4,200 on Tuesday night, with hundreds of people making decisions for Christ both in person and through the streaming/texting platforms.
"God will forgive your sins tonight," he told the crowd. Hundreds stood to their feet and prayed a prayer of salvation.
"When you invite Jesus Christ into your life tonight, he will begin to change you," Franklin Graham said. "You can't do it on your own, but He can change you."
Franklin Graham encouraged all those who began a new life in Christ on Tuesday to find a counselor to receive a discipleship book called "Living in Christ." A digital version of the book is also available for those putting their faith in Jesus. Please pray those who made decisions for Christ find a local community of believers to help them grow in their faith.