Over 9,000 people heard the gospel preached to them during evangelist Franklin Graham's "God Loves You" tour stop in Maryland on Tuesday.
The event took place at Fair Hill Fairgrounds in Elkton. More than 9,000 people came out to hear the Good News, even as rain and cloudy weather rolled in, CBN News reports.
"I shared a message from the Word of God," Graham, president, and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), tweeted. "There's a lot of bad news today, but the Good News is that God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth on a rescue mission to save us from our sins so that we can be forgiven & spend eternity with Him."
Even though it was cold tonight in beautiful Elkton, MD, over 9,000 people came out to the Fair Hill Fairgrounds for the God Loves You Tidewater Tour! What a great evening! The crowd loved the incredible music by @Newsboys, @MarcosWitt & @DennisAgajanian—& I shared a message from… pic.twitter.com/bdqFu8Gq6g— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) May 3, 2023
Newsboys, Marcos Witt and Dennis Agajanian delevered musical performances.
The tour kicked off on April 29 in La Plata, MD. The tour also made a stop in Timonium, MD, and will make stops in Virginia and North Carolina. The tour comes to an end on May 7 in Edenton, North Carolina,
"We are coming to remind people there is Good News! God loves us, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to earth to save us from our sins," Graham told CBN News in a statement last week.
Close to 700 churches have partnered with Graham for the event.
"People need to hear the Good News of God's love for them. Southern Maryland, a fast-growing region, is no exception. Social and economic issues, cultural and political divides, and existential questions seem to be weighing heavy on hearts at this hour. The 'God Loves You' tour could not come at a better moment in time," Waldorf, Maryland-based The Church @ St. Charles senior pastor Fred Caudle said.
"People are searching for life, peace, and truth," he continued. "The message that God loves you and has demonstrated His love for you on the cross of Jesus Christ offers hope and healing to our broken world."
"I thank God for all those who responded to the invitation to put their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. It's the best decision they will ever make," Graham wrote on Facebook.
Franklin Graham Kicks off His 'God Loves You' Tour in Maryland
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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.