I was raised to believe in God, Jesus, so I had the basics. We were not encouraged to read the bible. God was always someone I was afraid of, I learned about Jesus, but I didn’t think of him as my Brother, or how prayer can changes lives until the first time many years ago when I tuned in to Billy Graham on television. Billy Graham unlocked the door for me to have a personal relationship with Jesus through his preachings. I began to see that I didn’t have to earn salvation, that it was a gift. All the good works were good to do, but they were not how I was going to go to Heaven. Billy Graham opened my eyes and my heart to the truth that God Loved me and salvation was a gift for the asking…….
I consider Billy Graham as my first step on my walk with the Lord. I began to read the bible, to really pray and spend time with the Lord each day. I did go to a Crusade that he gave in Philadelphia some time ago, I remember looking at the thousands of people who were listening to Billy Graham that day,and feeling the strong presence of the Lord there as well. He has been a strong influence in my life, and words could never convey how much he has helped me and opened my eyes to the love of my Savior Jesus. Thank you