A Message From Franklin Graham: Festival of Hope Comes to Vancouver March 3-5 at Rogers Arena

VANCOUVER, Feb. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - While hundreds of volunteers make final preparations for the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope, Franklin Graham has a personal message for the community:

"I'm greatly looking forward to being in Vancouver in a few weeks to share that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. We are excited that 327 churches of various denominations are currently supporting the Festival and that the number continues to grow.  

"There has been some recent discussion and debate about the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope and my message. This event is free and all are welcome, so I hope that everybody will come see and hear it for themselves.

"My message will be the simple Gospel message: a timeless message of God's hope, love and redemption for all people regardless of ethnicity, age or gender identity – Christ died for all. If anyone is searching for answers, wondering if their life has meaning and questioning if they are loved, I will have good news to share.

"Politics, policies, economics and commerce are significant matters, but for these three days we will come together in Vancouver to focus on the most important thing of all: God's love for each and every one of us. We will have all kinds of music with something for the entire family. I look forward to seeing you there."

WHAT:    

Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope – a partnership with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and local churches – website: FestivalofHope.ca



WHEN:    

Friday, March 3 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)  

Sunday, March 5 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) 



WHERE: 

Rogers Arena



WHO:       

Franklin Graham with Hillsong Young & Free, Phil Wickman, The Color, For King & Country, The Afters, Michael W. Smith, Ellie Holcomb, All Above Me, the Vancouver Oratorio Society, Leland Klassen, and Jasmine Tate.



COST:     

All programs open to the public and free

About BGEAC
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada, established in 1953, partners with churches and Christian communities across Canada and worldwide to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Through relevant language and methods, we share the saving message of Jesus to spiritually searching people of all ages and cultures. To learn more, please visit BillyGraham.ca.

SOURCE Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada

For further information: Media inquiries: Jeff Adams, Communications Director, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada, 1-800-293-3717 (ext. 8723), 403-615-8747 (mobile), jadams@bgea.ca

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