Decision America California Tour with Franklin Graham Draws More than 57,000

Decision America in Berkley CAOver the course of 17 days, the Decision America California Tour with Franklin Graham reached an estimated 57,000 people across the Golden State with the life-saving Gospel.

The last stop Tuesday drew more than 9,000 people to the Shasta District Fairgrounds in Redding, reported the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, for which Graham serves as president & CEO.

The tour also included stops in Escondido (May 20), Pasadena (May 21), Oxnard (May 23), Bakersfield (May 25), Fresno (May 28), Modesto (May 29), Santa Clara (May 31), Berkeley (June 1), and Chico (June 3).

The California tour marked the first Decision America event since Graham lost his father, renowned evangelist Billy Graham, in February. It also marked the first time Graham preached publicly in California since 2016, when he embarked on a 50-state tour, stopping in every capital in the U.S.

As he did during the last tour, Graham encouraged those who came out for the Decision America California Tour to pray for the government as he shared a Gospel message and challenged them to weed out the sin in their lives.

Early in the tour, Graham told Californians that their response to Christ could sweep the nation.

It’s been said that “as California goes, so the nation goes,” and if Californians continue moving closer to Jesus, it could have a domino effect on the rest of the U.S., he shared throughout the tour.

By the end of the tour, thousands reportedly stood among the crowds as a sign of their decision to welcome Jesus into their lives.

The Decision America Tour picks up in August when Graham heads to Washington and Oregon for the Pacific Northwest Tour.

“I want to pierce the blue wall with the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” exclaimed Graham on his Facebook page. “I hope you will continue to pray.”

For more information on the Pacific Northwest Tour or to get involved, click here.

By NRB Staff

Published: June 7, 2018

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