Billy Graham, you and your family are shinning examples of who Jesus is. You give this country hope, that if we give our lives to Jesus Christ, He will take care of things. Well, this is my little story:
My mom was divorced when I was 9 years old. I had 2 younger sisters. Every time you were on TV, Sunday for special events, my mom would say, “lets all get in front of the TV, Billy Graham is on”. She told us that she watches you to give her hope in dark times. She told us that hearing you speak gives her goose bumps and makes her feel good inside. (She didn’t realize that was Jesus – and I didn’t either until I got older).
So I was watching you on TV one night. Mom worked when she could but we had no support from dad, and food was a bit scarce – although mom’s family helped us when they could.
This particular night I heard – as I had before – “Come on down, give your life to Jesus, we will wait.” Then the song Just As I Am came on. I was thinking how badly I wished I were there so I could run down those stairs. Then I heard Billy say, “You at home, you can give your lives to Jesus right from your living room.” I was thinking what? If he had said it before, I certainly didn’t hear it. But I did this time, and I did just as he said; I bowed my head and gave my life to Jesus – I think I was 10-years-old.
Then I heard them say, if you gave your life to Jesus today, write for this little book, it will help you get started. So I did. I still remember the address:
It was my sister’s job to remember the zip code. I still don’t remember it, but I bet she does. I got the address. The address was so fast I couldn’t get it all, so I asked my sister to help me. I remember getting that book (I had been checking the mailbox every day!) When I got that book, it explained that I was clean, and that I had no more sin in my life. I was 10 and kind of mean to my sisters, so I assumed I needed a lot of forgiving! It was the best time in my life. I went to church then but I never heard it spoken like Billy did it.
Thank you so much Billy and family. We truly love you all. Thank you for being that shinning light when the world can get so dark. We so need prayer for our country now. Be blessed and know you are truly a man after Gods’ own heart.