New TV Special—’Border Crisis: Is There Hope?’

By   •   February 14, 2024

Local churches across Texas, Arizona, and California are coming together for the 10-city God Loves You Tour. Watch the new TV Special, Border Crisis: Is There Hope? and see up close the enormous need for Good News throughout this region.

Daily news reports show the chaos surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border as tensions continue to escalate.

On both sides of the dividing line, people are searching for hope—those who have made the arduous journey to find freedom—as well as residents who are worried about the safety of their families and communities.

In a new 30-minute Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) TV special, Border Crisis: Is There Hope?, viewers will see the extreme challenges of this complex issue and how churches are ministering to those suffering.

“People are hurting,” said Franklin Graham, president of the BGEA. “They’ve lost hope and don’t know where to turn.”

Franklin Graham felt the Holy Spirit prompting him to share the Gospel in this troubled region.

“As I saw what was happening on the border, I just felt God put a burden on my heart to lift up Christ in the middle of this crisis and make Him known,” he said.

From Feb. 24 through March 9, the evangelist will share a message of hope on the 10-city God Loves You Frontera Tour, with stops in Texas, Arizona, and California.

Local Christians, pastors, and church leaders have been praying that God will use the outreach to transform their communities.

“We want to help [churches], we want to strengthen them. We want to be an encouragement,” said Franklin Graham.

Thousands of church members along the southern border have completed BGEA’s evangelism training course, and many will serve as prayer volunteers at their city’s event.

“What looks like chaos is basically an opportunity,” said Pastor Maribel Velazquez of El Paso. “We need people teaching others the love of a true, merciful God.”

Velazquez is one of many pastors excited for ministry opportunities the event will bring for churches on both sides of the border. These include welcoming new believers into churches and helping them grow in their faith.

“I’m so grateful for the churches, the pastors, the Christians that are there working and trying to make an impact in the Name of Jesus Christ,” said Franklin Graham.

“The only hope for this border is God.”

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