Franklin Graham on Easter this year: ‘God is our only hope’

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Prior to Easter 2022, the CEO and President of the Samaritans Purse and the CEO and President of the Billy Graham Evangelical Society, Rev. Fr. Franklin Graham has shared a compelling message to all religions this season.

He also spoke about the crisis in Ukraine, which he has been visiting in the middle of the war, and said that prayer and aid should not only help Ukrainians but also Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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In a phone interview with Fox News Digital this week, Graham said, “The problem we have in the world today is a sinful problem. People have turned their backs on God.”

“In Ukraine, there are billboards saying ‘Our only hope is God.’ We need some billboards like this in this country.” – Franklin Graham to Fox News Digital

He went on to say of the United States, “The only hope is God. That is the only hope. Only God can return.” [our] The surrounding country. “

“This Easter,” he said, “I pray that people will look to God and pray to Him and ask for His help in everything we do – and He will bless the nation.”

Franklin Graham’s Easter News will be screened this year on the Fox News Channel at noon on Sunday; It’s also available for streaming on Fox Nation.
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“But to do this we must repent and turn from our sins and believe in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ his Son,” said the Leader of the Faith.

Franklin Graham’s Easter Sermon from Ukraine on Fox News Channel and Fox Nation

Graham added, “A lot of people do lip service [to God] They will admit, ‘Yes, we should have prayed, but they did not.’

“You’ll always have people like that,” he added. “But there are always some who know how to pray – God hears those prayers.”

Despite their enormous challenges now in the midst of the war, “the people you meet and talk to [in Ukraine] Strong. “

He noted, “We do not have to pray 100%, but if God’s men and women pray, God will use those prayers to turn this nation around … I hope our nation will wake up and see it. We realize that the problems we face and the only hope is God.”

He added, “In Ukraine, there are billboards saying ‘God is our only hope’. We need some billboards like this in this country.”

Pastor Franklin Graham (left) is shown praying with a group of volunteers in Ukraine, helping people torn apart by war.  Graham spoke on the phone with Fox News Digital this week.

Pastor Franklin Graham (left) is shown praying with a group of volunteers in Ukraine, helping people torn apart by war. Graham spoke on the phone with Fox News Digital this week.
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Graham has been on the ground in Ukraine since February 24, 2022, when he was attacked by Russian forces. Samaritans Purse operates six medical bases across Ukraine – one emergency field hospital and five clinics – Graham noted.

“This may be one of the toughest countries we have worked for,” he said of the crisis. “It’s a big country, the size of Texas [alone] Is an issue. They have trains and trucks and so on, but fuel is a big issue. You can never get fuel.

“We give food to these churches and they distribute it to their churches and their communities.”

The organization notes that teams of doctors and nurses have so far treated 5,000 patients with Samaritan wallets. The team sent more than 232 tons of emergency relief supplies to Ukraine in eight separate flights.

Graham noted that his humanitarian team is working with a network of 3,200 churches to share medicine and food with the Ukrainian people. So far, the Samaritan purse has delivered more than 165 tons of food to churches in Ukraine and Moldova, his organization said, helping people in need.

Franklin Graham (right) is shown in April 2022 at one of the medical clinics his organization established in Ukraine in the middle of the Russo-Ukraine war.

Franklin Graham (right) is shown in April 2022 at one of the medical clinics his organization established in Ukraine in the middle of the Russo-Ukraine war.
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“We give food to these churches and they distribute it to their churches and their communities.”

He said the eastern part of Ukraine is now very hopeless. “That’s where the famine and the great famine are,” he said of the war-torn area.

Nevertheless, despite their enormous challenges in the midst of war, “the people you meet and talk to [in Ukraine] Strong ones, “said Rev. Graham.

Shown here is a volunteer in Ukraine in April 2022 offering condolences to a Ukrainian woman.

Shown here is a volunteer in Ukraine in April 2022 offering condolences to a Ukrainian woman.
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“There is no doubt that there is frustration and fear. But they are sure that they are going to fight for their land. And I appreciate that. [Ukrainian] People for the position they are taking, ”he added.

“Their faith in God. It is obvious that these people have strong faith in God.”

The Ukrainian pastor is in the middle of a war to bring God’s hope to suffering

He noted that there are more than 5,000 churches in the country – “we work with more than 3,200 of them” – and churches in Ukraine are full on Sundays. They are full. .As very strong. “

Members of the Ukrainian refugee family, who fled their home after the attack by Russian forces in their country, are shown during an emotional reunion on the Polish border.

Members of the Ukrainian refugee family, who fled their home after the attack by Russian forces in their country, are shown during an emotional reunion on the Polish border.
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He said it was a tribute to their faith.

“I applaud them and want to do everything we can to help them. It’s a mess. It’s going to get worse, I’m scared. And I do not know what President Putin’s final game will be. But I think we need to pray that God will change his heart,” he added. Said.

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“And I recommend that people pray for Putin. I do not want to be misunderstood [on this point]. I want people to pray that God will change his heart. And turn his heart and see the sin he has committed. He will repent and depart from it. ”

He added, “If we pray, it will happen.”

Shortly before Easter, the Rev. Fr.  Franklin Graham insists

Shortly before Easter, the Rev. Fr. Franklin Graham said of Putin, “People should pray that God will change his heart. And turn his heart.”
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The great danger facing the Ukrainians in their country – and the underestimated dangers Rev. Graham noted.

In a clear example, Graham said, “Four [Ukrainian] Those who distributed food through the Samaritan purse were recently killed. These people are trying to help their own citizens, their own people, ”he said.

“People live in the shadow of death,” he said. Yet – they have the feeling that God is with them.

In a place where volunteers work with Samaritans Purse in Ukraine, the Ukrainian family is waiting for medical care and assistance.

In a place where volunteers work with Samaritans Purse in Ukraine, the Ukrainian family is waiting for medical care and assistance.
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He wrote to Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky calling for a ceasefire from April 15-24.

That period includes 10 days of Holy Easter observances around the world, he noted.

Graham added to Fox News Digital, “We [all] We must repent and turn from our sins. Maybe God will hear us from heaven. “

“Pray for yourself. Only examine your heart. If something is not right in your life, confess it to God and turn away from it.”

We have a tendency to look at others and what they do, he said – “but we have to look at ourselves.”

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He stressed, “God hears our prayers. I believe in it.”

See a preview Franklin Graham’s Easter Sermon From Ukraine in April 2022, watch the video above this article – or Click here to access it.

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