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Billy Graham, prior to his monumental Crusade in New York City in 1957, said that “no other city in America – perhaps in the world – presented as great a challenge to evangelism.” But, at the same time, the team recognized the tremendous opportunity to reaching that city with the Gospel. Take a look with us now as we shine the “Crusade City Spotlight” on the Big Apple.
This Saturday from 10 – 11 a.m., Bobby Richardson, former second baseman for the New York Yankees and World Series MVP, will be at the Library to sign copies of his new book Impact Player.
Viewers around the world are tuned into the Olympics in London. In the United States, despite a five-hour delay and constant spoilers on news sites and Twitter, many of us are still staying up way past our bedtimes to watch the events transpire. As people around the world watch the happenings in London, it’s a great time to shine our “Crusade City Spotlight” on this world capital.
On July 14, 1950, a young Billy Graham made his first visit to the White House, for a meeting with President Truman. He brought along Crusade team members Grady Wilson, Cliff Barrows and Jerry Beaven. He details the account in the opening pages of Just As I Am.
To be able to greet our guests with a warm smile shown in Christian love in such a hurting world and to be just a small part of the team of amazing people working together for one common cause – to share the message of Jesus Christ – is an honor.
In this excerpt from “Nearing Home: Life, Faith and Finishing Well,” Billy Graham discusses his love for baseball and how God led him to ministry, when as a young kid he dreamed of playing in the Big Leagues. You might also enjoy this look back at how often Billy Graham’s ministry connected with the national …