Will Graham Shares Hope of Christ in Uganda

By Ron Nickel   •   July 22, 2016

Will Graham is in Mukono, Uganda, this weekend for the Peace and Joy Celebration. The three-day event, held with support from local churches, aimed to share the love of Jesus Christ.
Prior to Friday night's Celebration, a ceremony was held to honor students who completed The Greatest Journey, a 12-week Bible study for children.
Will Graham congratulates one of The Greatest Journey graduates on her accomplishment.
Psalm 119:15-16 states, "I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your word."
Waving hello.
Praising the Lord through dance.
Some who attended the Celebration brought a copy of the Bible, ready to explore God's Word with Will Graham at the Uganda Christian University Sports Grounds.
"Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice" (Psalm 141:2).
A quiet moment in prayer.
During the first night, Will Graham shared the story of the prodigal son, which can be read in Luke 15:11-32.
Psalm 50:2 states, "Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth."
Praising God through song.
"Some of you here are discontent with life," Will Graham shared through a translator on Friday. "Like the prodigal son, you want to experience more.”
Listening intently.
"God has come to this ground in Uganda to embrace you," Will Graham said Friday. "God will not force you to come home. You have to make the decision to come home to Him. ... Like the prodigal, only you can make the decision to come home."
Many made decisions for Christ on Friday. Will Graham later posted on his Facebook page, "Praise the Lord for the wonderful response to the Gospel in Uganda! Many came forward to begin a relationship with Jesus today. Thank you for praying!"
Sharing a light-hearted moment.
An extra 1,500 chairs had to be added for the second day of Will Graham's Peace and Joy Celebration in Uganda.
Many came forward to talk with counselors after Will Graham urged the Saturday crowd, "The question you have to answer right now is what will you do with Jesus?"
Praying together.
Worshiping the Lord.
Thank you for praying for the Peace and Joy Celebration. More than 28,000 attended the three-day event and thousands made decisions for Christ.