BGEA to Share the Gospel in Seven Countries This Fall

By   •   September 29, 2017

Man worshipping with one hand raised; hugging young girl
Franklin Graham and BGEA associate evangelists share the hope of Christ at Crusade events around the world. This photo is from February's Festival de Esperanza with Franklin Graham in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is finishing 2017 strong with a packed Crusade schedule that includes evangelistic events in 17 cities over 11 weeks. Altogether, Franklin Graham and associate evangelists Will Graham, Robert Cunville and David Ruiz will share the Gospel in seven countries this fall.

BGEA welcomes your prayers. Here’s a summary of the remaining 2017 Crusade events:


More than one out of six people alive in the world today live in India, and only about 3 percent of them know Jesus Christ. BGEA associate evangelist Robert Cunville has led six Crusades in this South Asian country so far in 2017 and will hold four more this fall. People have responded to the Gospel message in each city—but those who turn to Christ face growing persecution.

United States

In America today, so many people base their hope for heaven on trying to be good or on vague concepts of spirituality. This fall, Franklin Graham is taking the hope of Christ to seven cities across Texas via the Decision Texas Lone Star Tour, with stops in Lubbock, Midland, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Round Rock, Waco and Longview. BGEA associate evangelist Will Graham is scheduled to lead a region-wide Celebration around the same time in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Oct. 6-8.


Will Graham will travel to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, a country troubled by the aftereffects of a brutal communist dictatorship. Evangelical churches are seeing an openness to the Gospel and have invited Will Graham to preach. BGEA’s Hope Celebration will be held Oct. 21-22.


Like many Western nations, secularism is on the rise for America’s northern neighbor—with less than 10 percent of the population considered evangelical believers. There is a hunger for God, though, as nearly 2,000 people made decisions for Christ when Franklin Graham held a Festival in Vancouver, Canada, this past March. Will Graham will share the Good News Nov. 4-5 in the province of Prince Edward Island.


Prayers have been answered in Mexico, as evangelical churches are growing and multiplying. Will Graham shared the Gospel last April at a Celebration in Pachuca, and BGEA associate evangelist David Ruiz recently led a Crusade in Metepec, with another planned for Villa Victoria, Nov. 10-12.


Though Norway has a rich heritage of Christianity, only 4 percent of Norwegians attend church on any given Sunday. Opposition to evangelism is rising in and around Oslo, where Franklin Graham will preach at the Festival of Hope, Nov. 11-12.


Hundreds of churches in Vietnam have invited Franklin Graham to speak at the Love Hanoi Festival Dec. 8-10 in the capital city.

Have you made a decision for Christ? Pray now.


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  1. Jeff says:

    We are grateful for your service to God and getting His truth of salvation out there to the people who are in need of His hope and love. We will continue to pray for all of BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse. It is inspiring to see and hear that people are responding to His word.

  2. Elsie Slade says:

    I too feel the urgency of preaching the Gospel at this time. It gives me great joy to read how the Lord is using the BGEA ministry. We must keep all these evangelists in our prayers. May the Good Lord endow us with a fresh “wind”, so that we can continue in His service. God bless.

  3. Leslie says:

    May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you and may He be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you His peace.

  4. Sharon says:

    Fantastic and really great that this many places will have the Gospel of Christ preached to them. It is a chance for people to hear and then come to believe in Jesus Christ and what He has done for all. A lot of people will be changing their lives during these Crusades.

  5. Nilda Amaro says:

    Blessings, wisdom, grace and favor for all of you, taking the Gospel. We will pray- all my family. Thank you for all the news.

  6. Rita Brown says:

    May God bless all your ministry.

  7. Clarence Denton says:

    I feel proud and blessed being part of your team by being consistent in giving gifts to this great GOD-centered ministry.

  8. Deanna Reeves says:

    Praying that God will teach many! Also praying that God will cover those who come with a blanket of LOVE!

  9. Johnny Oliver says:

    Thank you Franklin and family for everything you do and stand for. GOD bless you and BGEA. Always, Johnny O.

  10. Larry Porter says:

    Praise God for your hard work.