Will Graham Shares the Good News in China

By BGEA | February 27, 2015

Will Graham takes part in a meet-and-greet at Rongziang Church.

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On Feb. 26, Will Graham visited Ruth Bell Graham Memorial Church in Huai'an, China. The church is named after his grandmother, who was born in Huai'an in 1920.

 

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The people of Huai'an continue to honor the legacy of Ruth Bell Graham and her missionary parents who served the city.

 

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Will Graham visited the original site of the church where his great grandfather, Dr. L. Nelson Bell, was a member. "The bell tower is the only original thing that exists from his day," Will Graham said. "This would be the same church that my grandmother would attend as a child. Being here in my grandmother's hometown has stirred so many emotions in my heart."

 

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"It was a special and emotional time today visiting the hospital where my great-grandfather was a medical missionary and especially visiting his grave," Will Graham shared. "Praising God for my great-grandfather's faithful witness, and that tomorrow I will have the chance to carry on his legacy by sharing the hope of Christ!"

 

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Will Graham, grandson of Billy Graham and son of Franklin Graham, traveled to China on Feb. 22 at the invitation of local churches in Jiangsu Province.

 

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Will Graham is continuing the Graham family legacy in China. His grandmother, Ruth Bell Graham, was born there in 1920 to American missionaries Dr. L Nelson and Virginia Bell. Ruth Bell Graham continued to have a heart for the Chinese people until her death in June 2007.

 

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Jiangsu Province Christian Council invited Will Graham to visit China, with the approval of the Chinese government. He was invited to speak in the city of Wuxi as part of a Chinese New Year celebration event called the Good Shepherd Outreach.

 

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Zhongshanlu Church is one of two churches in the city of Wuxi where Will Graham was invited to preach the Gospel.

 

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More than 1,300 people packed Zhongshanlu Church on Feb. 25 as Will Graham shared the Good News of Jesus Christ.

 

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Inside Zhongshanlu Church on Feb. 25

 

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The American band Denver and the Mile High Orchestra brought their lively worship style to the church on Wednesday night.

 

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A family listens as Will Graham preaches the Gospel on Feb. 25.

 

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Praying together inside Zhongshanlu Church.

 

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A look inside beautiful Zhongshanlu Church in Wuxi, as more than 1,000 people pray together.

 

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A local choir sings on Feb. 25 at Zhongshanlu Church.

 

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Will Graham was honored to receive a beautiful gift from some of the Chinese Christians who invited him to visit their city.

 

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Will Graham, seen here with interpreter Daniel Ma, also preached at Rongziang Church in Wuxi on Feb. 24.

 

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About 1,000 people heard the Gospel at Rongxiang Church in Wuxi.

 

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The city of Wuxi is home to 4 million people. It's located on Taihu Lake in Jiangsu Province, China.

 

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The people inside the church listened attentively to Will Graham's message, which was focused around John 3:16 and God's great love for us.

 

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Will Graham talked about how his family's love and passion for the Chinese people is just a fraction of the love and passion God has for them. 

 

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After preaching in Wuxi, Will Graham retraced his great-grandparents' footsteps with a visit to Huai'an, China, where his grandmother was born. Franklin Graham visited Huai'an in 2010.