See how prayer has touched the lives of people around the world.
The Festival of Hope in Estonia "set the youth of Tallinn on fire," says 18-year-old Maria Hobesalu, "including my little heart that yearned and longed for a refreshing touch from the holy, awesome, one true God.” She adds, “God changed Estonian churches and made heaven rejoice for each who received Christ.”
- Maria, Tallinn, Estonia
Ernesto Dueck and his wife were missionaries in Mexico when God called them back to Uruguay to help with the Festival of Hope. “I said no way,” he laughs. “Nothing changes in Uruguay. But God promised He would visit Uruguay and that change would take place.” With prayer, says Dueck, he is seeing change: “God is moving in the right direction in this nation."
- Emesto, Montevideo, Uruguay
Two sisters, ages 18 and 25, made decisions for Christ at Rock the River in St. Louis, following the testimonies of Lecrae and Head, formerly of the band Korn. “It was amazing! We ended a beautiful night with tears, prayer and worship with Flyleaf,” exclaimed their mother. “Thanks to Mary, the counselor who came to share and pray with my daughter Sara.
- Sara, St. Louis, MO
"There have been a lot people in the Twin Cities praying for revival, for Christ to show us He has the power,” said Ben of this summer’s Rock the River event. “God did it, and this was not just another music festival.”
- Ben, Minneapolis, MN
Ali Hawley, 17, prayed that Rock the River would bring lasting change to the Quad Cities: "Our church has been praying about changing this city and making it a city where the youth believe in God and the youth are all about God.” She believes that the kids who heard God’s Word at Rock the River “have found new meaning and now know where they’re going in their lives.”
- Ali, Quad Cities, LA
He was only 7 when he was saved at a Billy Graham Crusade. Now, says Rob Ketterling, "it’s a joy to be able to give back." Serving as one of the co-chairs of Rock the River in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Ketterling devoted a huge chunk of time to prayer and planning. "I have to say that was so encouraged by the unity I saw, and the unbelievable work BGEA did with the local churches. What others cannot accomplish, through prayer BGEA has been able to do in only a few short months! This is just another huge blessing for our city."
- Rob, Minneapolis, MN
When Héctor Pardo and other leaders prayed for the children's rally in Bogotá, Colombia, they never dreamed the outcome would be so “phenomenal.” Pardo says, “It was a miracle that 80,000 children were able to attend in spite of a transportation problem. The outcome was by far the largest in the history of Festiniños."
- Héctor, Bogotá, Columbia
"Friday night, when Franklin Graham invited people to walk forward to the platform to make a declaration of faith, 20 members of my family got up out of their seats. I have prayed for this day with my mother and brothers for years!”
- Yesinia, Villahermosa, Mexico
"I thank God for how He brought so many prayer warriors together in Charleston. We get together three times a week to pray and intercede. In this past year, I have seen what God has done in this city. It is not by accident that Franklin Graham is here. This is just the tip of the iceberg."
- Betty , Charleston, SC
For 40 years, Beatriz Melo's father has been praying that his brother—her uncle—would accept Jesus into his life. “A night ago, I was entering the names of those who had been saved at the Festival into a computer, when one named leaped off the page. It was my uncle!"
- Luz, Montevideo, Uruguay
"Billy Graham’s visit brought a lot of strength to our people. A lot of people believed and prayed for freedom. Not long after, we became free. Somehow this is connected with Christian prayers."
- Erki , Tallinn, Estonia