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Billy's message of hope in Norfolk 30 years on 

MissionEngBillyGrahamSome 30 years after American evangelist Billy Graham visited Carrow Road in Norwich for the Mission England crusade, his message of hope will once again be heard in the city with a new video message for the UK released in November and showings of the My Hope With Billy Graham videos at Celebrate Norfolk on June 14.

 
On November 7, Billy Graham will release a new message to the United Kingdom in the form of a half-hour video. Entitled ‘The Cross’, the film will be offered as free DVD resource to churches, Christian organisations and individuals in the UK.
 
The Cross will bring a balanced and clear proclamation of the Gospel, interweaving recent and past words from Billy Graham with testimonies of Lacey Sturm (a heavy metal singer) and Lecrae (a rap artist) . The film will be accessible to a wide age range.
 
Eldred Willey, local Billy Graham Association Co-ordinator for East Anglia, said: “This cinema-quality film captures the beauty of the Gospel, and also of the scenery of Billy Graham’s home region in the Appalachian Mountains. Many people will find echoes of their own experience in the dramatic stories of Lacey and Lecrae.”
 
The Cross follows on from film projects which the Billy Graham Association has run in 59 countries, resulting in some ten million conversions and rededications. In all, some four million homes and 300,000 churches worldwide have hosted these films.
 
Alongside The Cross, the Billy Graham Association of producing supporting films of testimonies, two of which are already available on the website www.myhopewithbillygraham.org.uk
 
These films will be shown on a screen inside the Forum as part of Celebrate Norwich and Norfolk on Saturday June 14.
 

In 1984 Billy Graham made a powerful impact on the city of Norwich when he preached during Mission England to a crowd of 63,000 at Norwich City's Carrow Road stadium. There were 3,700 recorded decisions for Christ at that meeting, and many local people continue to date their Christian journey from that event.
 
As with Mission England, the Billy Graham Association will be entrusting follow-up to The Cross to churches in the United Kingdom. The Billy Graham Association in the United States is generously funding the UK project, which means that resources are free to British churches.
 
To sign up for free resources please contact the BGEA Coordinator for East Anglia, Eldred Willey, on eldred.willey@bgea.org.uk or 07904 840772.

Pictured above is Billy Graham preaching at Carrow Road in 1984

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