Over 10,000 People Attend Franklin Graham Rally in Vietnam
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2017 Dec 11
The Rev. Franklin Graham recently held a massive rally in Vietnam where he shared the gospel with over 10,000 people.
Following the rally, Graham posted to Facebook that many in the crowd responded to hearing God’s Word.
"I just concluded a Crusade in Hanoi. This is the first time an evangelistic event like this has been held in the northern part of Vietnam. A tremendous crowd came on Saturday night, and in addition to the full sports complex, people watched outside on giant screens," Graham wrote.
"Some 400 buses brought loads of people to hear the Gospel message,” he continued. “We rejoice that so many responded to God's offer of salvation and new life through repentance and faith in His Son, Jesus Christ."
Graham also said that he was at the event to preach the gospel, not to talk about politics, although he does believe that Vietnam’s Communist government is beginning to change its attitude toward Christianity.
“Christians in Vietnam are gaining more religious freedom, and it seems we in the West are gradually losing ours," he stated, according to The Christian Post. He added that he hopes the Vietnamese government “will see that Christians are not enemies, but Christians are some of the best citizens in Vietnam and people that they can trust and depend on.”
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Publication date: December 11, 2017