On November 7, what would have been Billy Graham’s 101st birthday, we remember the courageous life he lived. Since the day he felt the Lord calling him to ministry, Billy Graham ran after the path God set before him, going into the nations and preaching the Gospel to nearly 215 million people at hundreds of Crusades, missions and evangelistic rallies.
Mr. Graham formed relations with people from all over the world. He was a caring husband, father, and grandfather. He provided spiritual counseling to more than 10 U.S. presidents. In every city he visited, he spread the love of Jesus Christ to everyone he encountered.
Because of the intentional care and Christ-like love he showed to everyone around him, it is no surprise that Billy Graham was loved and respected in return. We see a glimpse of this in the many birthday gifts he received over the years. In honor of this special day, we’re taking a look back at some of the birthday gifts Mr. Graham has received.
1978: Handmade Metal Sculpture of a Church
1983: Cartoon Card from BGEA
1988: A Golden Medal from Russia
1990: A Birthday Card from Hong Kong
1995: A Plaque from the Ad-Hoc Committee of Global Mission