Franklin Graham Brings Festival of Hope to Paraguay this Week

Thousands people of Temuco will hear a straightforward message of God’s love through an interdenominational outreach of more than 700 area churches in cooperation with the BGEA

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By Kenneth Chan, Christian Post Editor
May 10, 2005|2:59 pm

Thousands people of Temuco will hear a straightforward message of God’s love through an interdenominational outreach of more than 700 area churches in cooperation with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).

Festival de Esperanza con Franklin Graham, which begins on Thursday, May 12, and ends Saturday, May 14, will include music, messages from local leaders, and a program for youth and children. All activities are open to the public and admission is free.

“I look forward to bringing God’s message of hope to Asuncion,” said Graham after being invited by church leaders to conduct his first ever Festival of Hope in Paraguay. “People will hear a lot stories, and most importantly, an opportunity to accept God’s love that will change their lives.”

Along with the three nights of challenging messages from Graham, the Festival of Hope will include performances by award-winning artists including Marcos Witt, Marcos Vidal, Assiria, guitar virtuoso Dennis Agajanian, The Gutierrez Brothers, California-based Tommy Coomes Band, and many local musicians.

The nightly messages of Graham in the Defensores del Chaco Stadium will be carried live by satellite to five of the Paraguay largest cities.

Since 1989, Franklin Graham has conducted an average of seven Festivals of Hope a year as an evangelist for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Last year, Graham had Festivals in Tijuana, México; Temuco, Chile; Durban, South Africa; Bakersfield, California and Halifax, Canada.

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