At Will Graham Ohio Valley Celebration, Hundreds Told to ‘Give Your Brokenness to Christ’


From the weather to the message, “change” seemed to be the word of the day for Saturday’s Ohio Valley Celebration with Will Graham in Owensboro, Kentucky.

The day kicked off with some fun for the kids by the riverfront. Little ones were able to enjoy a petting zoo, inflatables and other games for about an hour before the rain came and dampened the fun.

Fortunately, KidzFest was only a short walk away at the Owensboro Convention Center. Children danced and watched a skit that coincides with The Greatest Journey, BGEA’s discipleship tool for kids, and a number of young people prayed to accept Christ as a result.

Change in the Right Direction
By the time the evening Celebration festivities started, it was a complete downpour outside, but that didn’t stop folks from coming.

Kentucky bluegrass band Kings Highway performed, along with Aaron Shust.

Will Graham then took the stage to challenge attendees to give their burdens to the Lord.

Why go around carrying around all the pain we’ve experienced in life when Jesus wants to take it away?

“God wants to take that brokenness in your life and use it for His glory,” he said.

Will Graham, who’s a licensed pilot, shared the story of his first time flying solo.

“I looked down and realized I forgot to set my compass,” he recalled. “And I was too embarrassed to turn around.”

After some adjustments in the air, he was able to regroup and get everything back on track.

“But what would’ve happened if I didn’t change my compass? Let me give you a hint. There would never be a Will Graham Celebration in Owensboro,” he chuckled.

“If I didn’t make this change, it would’ve been catastrophic,” Will Graham continued. “We have to make changes in life.

“God wants to change things tonight.”

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SOURCE: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Cicely Gosier

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