My Hope with Billy Graham to Take Place at Immanuel Baptist Church | Community Spirit
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 18, 2013 – Billy Graham is calling Christians in Little Rock to pray and prepare for My Hope with Billy Graham, a new nationwide evangelistic outreach, which will include an all new message from Graham in November 2013—the month he turns 95. My Hope with Billy Graham is designed to help people share the Gospel in a comfortable environment with family, friends and neighbors.
“Already we have begun connecting with pastors, churches and individual Christians urging them to get involved,” said Preston Parrish, vice president of My Hope with Billy Graham. “We’re asking them to start praying. As they do that they’ll find that God will give them unexpected opportunities to demonstrate His love and to share how He has changed their personal lives.”
On Feb. 26, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will join with Immanuel Baptist Church to host an informational meeting in the Little Rock area. The event consists of a vision session, where participants can learn more about the project and receive key materials, and a discipleship overview, helping them learn how to make the most of this opportunity in their churches and community, which has been used for more than 60 years as part of the Billy Graham Crusades.
The pastor’s event will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 501 N. Shackleford Road, Little Rock, Ark. from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The session is free; however, participants are encouraged to RSVP by calling 1-877-7MY-HOPE as space is limited.
My Hope with Billy Graham encourages participants to open their doors and lives to people they already know—engaging in meaningful conversation and connections as a catalyst for sharing the hope and love found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. While one-on-one conversations will be the root of this relationship evangelism outreach, messages used in reinforcing the Gospel will be available in a wide range of formats including TV, radio, DVD and Internet.
In 2002, the My Hope program began when Franklin Graham asked the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association to take the Gospel country by country around the world where his father, Billy Graham, could no longer physically travel. It began in four countries in Central America. Ten years and 57 countries later, My Hope with Billy Graham has now become a movement spreading across the United States into cities and towns, churches and homes of Christians who have a desire to share their faith with others in their lives.
For more information on the My Hope with Billy Graham, including additional meeting dates, news articles and evangelism resources, visit www.MyHopewithBillyGraham.org.
About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available through a wide range of domestic and international Christian evangelism ministries. Visit www.billygraham.org. Get news updates on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/BGEAnews.