Saturday Gallery: Festival of Hope in Sapporo, Japan

By   •   May 10, 2014

Franklin Graham in Sapporo
Franklin Graham's message is translated into Japanese as he preaches the Gospel Sat. night in Sapporo.
Children responding
Dozens of children responded to an interactive Gospel presentation Saturday just prior to the Hokkaido Festival of Hope in Sapporo, Japan. The children's event kicked off the second night of the Festival.
Man counseling boy
A man counsels a boy who came forward after he was invited to ask Jesus into his life at Saturday's children's event.
Boy responds
A boy who came forward after Franklin Graham's Gospel message prayed with a counselor from the Japanese Gospel group that performed at the Festival of Hope.
Man singing
During the Festival, the story of Jesus Christ was read and shown on video. Japanese artists performed in between the readings and video clips.
Woman with guitar
One musician brought her guitar along to sing worship songs as the story of Jesus Christ was told.
Counseling man
A man who came forward in response to the Gospel message received one-on-one follow-up and discipleship materials.
A group of women danced in unison to a praise song.
Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers
Linnette Pilar is part of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers, a powerful, high-energy Gospel group that proved to be an audience favorite.
Praising God
The Japanese often try to hide emotion, but Saturday, some people in the audience just couldn't hold back their joy as the Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers led passionate worship.
Singing in Japanese
The Tommy Coomes Band sang a song called "My Hope" in both English and Japanese. Many applauded after hearing the song in their own language.
Counseling young girls
One woman counseled a handful of girls who wanted to know more about Jesus.
Two young women
Two women find a spot in front of the stage to talk more about what the Gospel means. The young woman on the right filled out a card to show her response and to receive follow-up.

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  1. Dewitt Brown says:

    I love what you are able to accomplish through the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Just keep doing what you are doing

  2. Carlos Rivera says:

    Amen! God has spoken and prophesied a great revival like an explosion coming out from Saporo and going forth to the South all the way to Okinawa! Let’s keep the prophetic word alive by believing, praying it and declaring it until revival comes. Praise The Lord!!!

  3. gina says:

    Blessed be the name of Jesus for all eternety! Maranatta Lord Jesus come!

  4. Karen Montgomery says:

    Praise the Lord for sending in the Harvesters. I know several Japanese missionaries, and Christian families living in Sapporo and Hokkaido who’ve been planting seed through pastoring, music and CFNI training center in Sapporo. No doubt they are rejoicing with me over God’s moving through Frankilin’s Team working at this Festival of Hope. Let’s pray there are believers to do the long term work of discipling these precious people.

  5. jackie says:

    I am overwhelmed with joyful expectations. I am of japanese heritage and have prayed for revival in japan. I visited japan years ago with my mother, who was born near tokyo. Praise God! My prayer is that my family in Japan will know the Lord Jesus and that I will meet them in heaven one day.

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