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June 3, 1973: Billy Graham Preaches to 1.1 million in Korea

On this date in 1973, Billy Graham closed his 5-day Seoul, Korea Crusade in front of a crowd estimated by local officials to exceed 1.1 million. Over the course of the Crusade, Mr. Graham preached to more than 3 million, which topped the totals of the historic 16-week, 1957 New York City Crusade. These excerpts from John Pollock’s authorized biography of Billy Graham, The Billy Graham Story, give us insight into that historic day.

 

A Poem from Ruth Bell Graham

By Ruth Bell Graham On this Memorial Day, we reflect on all those who gave their lives serving their country with this touching poem from Sitting by My Laughing Fire which was written by Ruth for the wives and families of those Missing in Action.   Death — death can be faced, dealt with, adjusted to, …

 

A Poem from Ruth Bell Graham: Home Address

This short, but powerful, poem from Ruth Bell Graham reminds us to keep our focus on Christ. And, that wherever God has placed us on this earth, it is for a purpose: to tell others about the hope that we have found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

An Eye-Opening Experience

Debbie Hall and her husband are restaurant managers with conflicting schedules. They don’t get much time together but did take a Valentine’s Day trip to the Billy Graham Library.

 

Crusade City Spotlight: New York, NY

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.

 

When and where was Billy Graham’s largest Crusade?

From May 30 to June 3, 1973, an estimated 3.2 million people attended the Billy Graham Crusade in Seoul, South Korea, with 1.1 million traveling—mostly by foot—to the final service on the airstrip at Yoi-do Plaza. Some 75,000 inquirers made a decision for Christ during that Crusade.