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Friday, November 6

How Old is Billy Graham ? : Billy Graham Birthday Special : Rev. Billy Graham turns 97!

On November 7, Rev. Billy Graham turns 97!
Billy Graham said "YES" to telling Corrie ten Boom's story in the motion picture, The Hiding Place (read more below). He invited Corrie ten Boom to speak at his crusades on several occasions.
A note from Dr. Mike Evans chairman of the Corrie ten Boom Museum and Foundation.
“Help me send 100,000 Happy Birthday messages to this beloved man of God! Corrie ten Boom Facebook friends, I’m asking each of you to express your 'Happy Birthday' message to Billy Graham, by liking, commenting, or sharing this post. Please also say a prayer for him."
-Dr. Mike Evans

"And I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding." Jeremiah 3:15
Note from Billy Graham Association:
In his autobiography, Just As I Am, Billy Graham talked about Corrie and the film: “Corrie is one of the great Christian heroines of the century. We met her in Switzerland, and her story made such an impression on Ruth that she recommended it to writers John and Elizabeth Sherrill. They jumped at it; and the book and film that followed brought home the horror of those days and the triumph of Christ’s love in the midst of virulent hatred.”
Graham went on to share an incident from the film’s 1975 world premiere at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles. “Shortly before the film was to start,” he wrote, “someone threw a tear-gas canister into the theater, forcing the crowd to evacuate. The showing had to be postponed. We held an impromptu street meeting out in front while the police and fire departments attempted to find out what had happened. I spoke to the crowd and prayed.”
At a reception later that evening, ten Boom spoke in her distinctive Dutch accent: “People asked me tonight, ‘What did you feel about this [tear-gas] bomb that was falling?’ I was touched. I was sad. Do you know why? Not only because there was in some way disappointment for people who had hoped to see the film but because on that bomb was the Hakenkreuz, the [Nazi] swastika.
“What we have to do,” said ten Boom, “is love these people who hate us—love them, pray for them. These people are wounded people who have hate in their hearts. They need forgiveness. They need the Lord. That is the answer we must give.”
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Dr. Mike Evans is the Executive director of The Corrie ten Boom Fellowship, as well as the Corrie ten Boom Foundation in Holland. He also founded The Jerusalem Prayer Team, a direct outreach of the Corrie ten Boom Fellowship.

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