I was sixteen years old and raised in a nominal Christian home. My mother often watched Billy Graham crusades on t.v. One evening I was in the family room alone and happened to switch channels to a station that was carrying a Billy Graham crusade.I decided to listen. It was not so much what Billy preached, but the passion with which he preached. I struggled with agnosticism, but that night his passion for the Lord actually made me reconsider. I thought to myself, this man really believes in what he is preaching. When the invitation was given and the choir began to sing, “Just as I am” I made a decision. I went in my room and knelt down and prayed for forgiveness, asked God to reveal himself to me, and made a commitment to Christ.The Holy Spirit spoke to me immediately and said that I must examine the evidence. I began to read the Bible daily and my faith and understanding grew. The Lord led me to a wonderful church with a Godly pastor and I have served the Lord in many capacities throughout my life. I have taught Christian education and I have been a leader in that ministry. I have worked in a group home.
Thank-you Billy Graham for being faithful to God and for your impact in my life.