Complete Coverage of Franklin Graham Festival in Colombia
All the articles, videos and photos from Bogotá
September 7, 2009 - Did you miss seeing any of the amazing videos or reading stories from the Festival de Esperanza in Bogotá, Colombia? Fear not — they are all right here.
Praises Ring Out in Colombia
"We made history in Bogotá," says Laura Dominguez, "and from now on, we must work to write a new history with Jesus for our city, our country." This is just one of many voices in the chorus of praise. Hope is high for the future of the church, say local leaders.
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Meet the People of Colombia
At each Franklin Graham Festival, hundreds — or some times thousands — of local volunteers serve behind the scenes, demonstrating their love for God by helping others to meet Him. The Festival de Esperanza in Colombia was no different. Countless ushers, office managers, counselors and clowns joyfully "gave back" out of full hearts.
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An Amazing Harvest of Young and Old in Colombia
Bogotá played host to the largest kids' event in Festival history: More than 80,000 attended and approximately 7,200 kids gave their lives to Christ! On Saturday night, Franklin Graham used the story of the prodigal son to tell the crowd of approximately 30,000 about God's mercy and love.
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God's Grace Reigns on Bogotá
Just as Franklin Graham invited the crowd of 25,000 to give their lives to Christ on Friday, the heavens opened up with a gentle shower. Tears of joy and repentance mixed with raindrops as more than 1,300 people came forward.
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Many Come to Christ Thursday Night
More than 22,000 came to Simon Bolivar Park in Bogotá this chilly Thursday evening. They came to hear about Jesus and the way He changes people. By night's end, more than 1,200 had turned their lives over to Him for eternity.
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A Milestone in the History of Colombia
Meeting in the Palacio de Nariño, Franklin Graham and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Vélez exchanged warm greetings and spoke with hope about this weekend’s Festival de Esperanza.
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Bogotá Blog: Daily Updates from the Field
Current updates from the BGEA staff working in Bogotá, Colombia. Includes a report on a press conference with Franklin Graham and an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution.
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Billy Graham Recalls 1962 Colombia Crusade
In Billy Graham's autobiography, Just As I Am, he reflected on his 1962 Crusade in Colombia. We thought it would be interesting to reprint that section, in light of Franklin Graham's upcoming Festival.
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Bringing Fresh Hope to Colombia
When the BGEA brought My Hope to Colombia in Fall 2004, more than 700,000 people made decisions for Christ. Now, five years later, the ministry is building on that foundation with the Festival de Esperanza.
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Pray for the Festival de Esperanza in Bogotá
Specific requests and needs from the team office in Colombia.
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