Hearts Changed for Christ at Bangkok Festival with Franklin Graham

By   •   January 20, 2019

Of all those who attended the Jan. 19-20 Amazing Love Festival with Franklin Graham in Bangkok, Thailand, and watched online, nearly 4,600 responded to the Gospel.
There were so many beautiful moments to end the long-awaited event as small groups huddled together to pray and talk more about faith in Jesus.
Franklin Graham first visited Bangkok in 1975. During January's Festival, he complimented the hospitality of the Thai people and credited local churches and volunteers for playing such a big part in making the event happen.
Over two days, an estimated 42,000 people total came to the Thailand capital of Bangkok for the Festival. Hundreds came by bus while nearly 80,000 more watched online.
Max Jenmana was born in Bangkok, and on Sunday, stood center stage to lead other locals in worship.
More than 23,000 people attended day two of the Amazing Love Festival, held at a huge trade and exhibition center called BITEC. Another 48,000 from 56 countries watched Sunday's Festival online.
Capturing the night on video. Of the hundreds who indicated decisions for Christ through the live stream, most were from Thailand, with others coming from Laos, Myanmar, South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.
Thunderous applause welcomed PooH Anchalee, a popular singer from Thailand. She's been a big supporter of the Festival and shared her own performance on Facebook Live.
"We have enjoyed our time here very much," Franklin Graham said of his team. As he walked onstage, he turned toward the choir behind him, bowed—as is Thai custom—and clapped for their incredible voices.
Thai people are typically reserved, but on Sunday night, many expressed themselves during a time of worship.
"But 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
“What are the obstacles preventing you from coming to Jesus?” Franklin asked. Later, some of those obstacles were broken down as people poured to the front. But Franklin reminded them that they weren't coming to him; they were really coming to Christ.
Sunday featured several Christian singers, including Boy Peacemaker, a pop artist from Bangkok.
“Jesus can give you meaning and purpose in your life," Franklin said. Are you searching for purpose? Start here.
The Tommy Coomes Band is a staple at Franklin Graham Festivals, where they introduce the Gospel that's about to be preached. They also sang a portion of the song "My Hope" in Thai.
Tor+, also hailing from Bangkok, sang and played the piano.
Two sweet girls talked to a prayer volunteer together as close to the front of the giant venue as they could get.
While far from their home in the United States, twins Dennis and Danny Agajanian received loud applause for their skill on the guitar and fiddle.