Smiles filled the Fukuoka Kokusai Center throughout the weekend at the Celebration of Hope.
The Fukuoka Celebration choir sings the gospel song, "Hallelujah You're Worthy."
Sunday, the Celebration started with a children's program. More than 100 little ones responded to the invitation to accept Christ.
A girl fills out a decision card that explains who Jesus is.
The lead singer of the rock group SALUKI joins other Japanese artists in singing "Days of Elijah."
Japanese often have a calm demeanor and outward expression is limited. Still, many took moments to praise God.
Jason Standridge, an American who pitches for the SoftBank Hawks in Fukuoka, shared his story each night with the crowd. "I play for the SoftBank Hawks, but I also play for Jesus," he said.
Alfie Silas Durio, who also sings with the Tommy Coomes Band at Franklin Graham events, was a crowd favorite in Fukuoka.
Local volunteers and church leaders applaud BGEA's work in Fukuoka.
Swedish singer Lena Maria has inspired many in Japan with her story of overcoming.
The Celebration extended far beyond Fukuoka with people from other cities and countries also in attendance.
Some 1,400 people attended a ladies luncheon and banquet held Friday to build excitement about the Celebration of Hope.
Dr. Robert Cunville, an associate evangelist for BGEA, preached during the women's luncheon Friday.
"It doesn't matter how old you are or how young you are, whether you're a man or a woman, Japanese or American, this invitation is for everybody." —Will Graham in Fukuoka, Japan
Some of the crowd after the invitation to accept Christ
Many responded to the invitation at the Celebration, accepting Jesus into their lives.
Many young people came forward to pray with Will Graham.
Counselors were ready to explain the Gospel again and what it means to be a Christian.
Will Graham talks to several dozen pastors at a luncheon in Fukuoka, Japan before the weekend Celebration.
More than 10,000 people attended events across three days for the
Celebration of Hope with Will Graham in Fukuoka, Japan. Franklin Graham will follow Will’s event with a Festival in Sapporo, Japan, in May.