Archive for Monday, October 8, 2001

Graham takes message of hope on the road

October 8, 2001

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— A few weeks after giving a consoling sermon at the National Cathedral to a nation pained by the terrorist attacks, the Rev. Billy Graham will bring his message to the masses during a four-day crusade.

Graham will be at Fresno State University's 40,000-seat stadium Thursday through Oct. 14. Video screens will be set up at an adjacent baseball field with seats for an additional 10,000 people.

"I sense a greater urgency than ever before to use what time God has given me to share his word, and in response to the invitation from local leaders, I believe the time is now right to share that message with a new generation in this area," Graham said.

Graham is to highlight the hope found in the gospel as he has for 50 years.

Graham's 1962 crusade in Fresno drew 172,200 people, more than the population of the city at the time.

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