People Who Inspire Joni: Billy Graham

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Dec. 27, 2012
  • 6 Comments
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joni and billy grahamAlthough in his mid-90s, Mr. Graham continues to serve the Lord as a powerful prayer warrior. And he's passionate about making the gospel accessible to disabled people, too. I remember when I spoke at Billy Graham's Crusade in Budapest Hungary in 1989 – his team underwrote the train fares of any disabled person who desired to come to the downtown sports arena. On the first evening, the stadium track was filled with disabled people lying on mattresses, on cots, blankets, and sitting in rickety old wheelchairs. That night, thousands opened their hearts to Jesus Christ! I love Mr. Graham for many reasons, but a big reason is his zeal for the gospel and for making it accessible to all!

 
 

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Wow, I listen also to Billy Graham late 70's-80's-90's....I didn't want too ...but I did, even making time to watch when advertisements on TV would say say The Reverand Billy Graham Crusade will start at 7: pm....i would feel bad a couple of hours and restless but something else would capture my attention and life would be calling..a child At 44 a progressive neurological disease and life got difficult ...I am so glad The Graham Family has continued to preach God's word and model obedience that reminds me of Moses...wow, too think I heard people who's caliber reminds me of Old Testament Prophets and New Testament like Paul and Peter.....Today-MacArthur, Stanley, RC Sproul, McGee, Swindoll, Tada, Laurie, Comfort...my own Pastor David McAllister...now I hear God thru His words used by each person I have named....I get lost in The Bible day after day....and I know God thru Jesus Christ...Dr J V McGee said a young man told him " I did not know how wonderful Jesus was"....each teaching is exactly that to us...thank you is so little for the gift each one has given or sowed and watered ...I look forward to Heaven and our new forever life with Jesus.
  • July 21, 2013
  • 9:07 p.m.
  • Nancy Comparan
Dearest Joni & Dr .Billy Graham, That had to be Just one of the most amazing times and Blessed Heart Touching Christ filled feelings you both shared together. DR. Graham Since I have been Watching your crusade's and listening to your Programs I am just so Blessed By how you know how to Preach & Share The Word of God. But when you do your altar calls or asking people to come and receive Jesus as there Savior. My Heart is so Filled with Joy Knowing so many get saved by God using you and your Amazing Gifts of Preaching Gods Word to reach and touch the hearts of so many lives ! Joni and that goes the same for you what God has Blessed you with touching & Saving so many lives by all the Gifts God has Given you and all I have written to you. I think I told you I watched your movie when I was less than 10, and I never was the same.which which I know you work with Dr Graham.so That is just a couple reasons I have admired you both so much. <3, Ty & Blessings to you Both , Laurie
  • June 27, 2013
  • 11:08 a.m.
  • laurie
I love Mr. Graham too. I was born again after his televised program in 1971. I love Joni. I learned of her in the LP days and actually have a few. It is no coincidence who God puts in our lives. God bless Mr. Graham, Joni and Ken, and the entire staffs.
  • June 10, 2013
  • 9:14 a.m.
  • Karen
Just saw that Crusade show this pass Wednesday! It was awesome. Still love to hear Rev. Graham's messages now matter how long ago and it was wonderful to hear Joni give her testimony!
  • Feb. 2, 2013
  • 9:57 a.m.
  • Nora Waters
Dear Joni, The book that has impressed me most in my doctrinal thinking has been "The Holy Spirit" by Mr Graham.The view he presented brought rest in my spiritual life.I consider his way of thinking very balanced and sound.
  • Dec. 30, 2012
  • 12:27 a.m.
  • San Tjoa
I appreciate him too. I was born again after one of his crusades in 1971. Thanks for posting about him.
  • Dec. 27, 2012
  • 10:18 a.m.
  • Karen Manning