Billy Graham, Evangelist, passed away in February 2018. He was 99 years old.
In a newsletter from Mission Aviation Fellowship the following was quoted to honour him for his life and work.
MAF had the privilege of flying him in 1960 for his African Safari for Souls in East Africa where thousands came to know Jesus.
“All over the world I have been privileged to see people respond in faith to the simple yet profound message of God’s love in Jesus Christ. They have come from every conceivable social, racial, political and ideological background, for Christ transcends the boundaries that divide us. And in Christ, they have found the answer to their deepest spiritual longings ….. Christ brings hope in the midst of despair, joy in the midst of sorrow, forgiveness in the midst of guilt and peace in the midst of turmoil “
(Billy Graham, The Courage of Conviction, Ballantine Publishers 1986)
“Christ belongs to all people. He belongs to the whole world !”
(Billy Graham, Johannesburg Crusade, 1973)
These are profound words that leave one a little silent, and a little saddened, by the passing of Billy Graham, who was a messenger of the good news of Jesus Christ, and gave his life for the great commission.
Mark 16:15 ……. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature”