April 29, 2017
More than 500 women enjoyed a lovely tea party, uplifting music and an encouraging message from Duck Dynasty’s Missy Robertson. See photos from the event.
October 21, 2017
Ride to the Billy Graham Library for a day of fellowship, music, food, giveaways and much more—all to benefit Operation Christmas Child.
December 1-23, 2017
Celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with light displays, fun family activities, and more!
December 2, 2017
Children ages five and older are invited to enjoy a Christmas tea, delicious holiday treats, festive entertainment, and more!
Timeline Ten Years of the Billy Graham Library
Children at the Library
The Power of a Tug – 2013
A small boy gazed back at the painting of a cross as he lingered behind his father. The boy took a few more steps before stopping in front of Sam, a Billy Graham Library volunteer. His hand tugged Sam’s pant leg to get his attention. Sam kneeled down, and the boy whispered in his ear that he wanted to pray for Jesus’ forgiveness. The boy’s father overheard and hesitated before stepping into the Prayer Room behind his son and Sam. As Sam and the boy bowed before the Lord together, tears began to stream down the father’s face. The father’s voice cracked as he told Sam he had not lived his life or led his family the way he should, and he wanted to rededicate his life to God. The son climbed into his father’s arms, and they prayed together for forgiveness. Father and son walked out of the Billy Graham Library together through the door in the foot of the cross.
Youth at the Library
Jesus at the Check-Out Counter – 2007
Michael Robinson, a Ruth’s Attic bookstore staff member, watched as a young man searched through the shelves in the bookstore. The man paused to read a cover for a moment and then jumped to another book. When he came to check out, Michael engaged him in conversation. The man was silent for a moment, then asked Michael how people can know when Jesus has saved them. Michael answered by walking him through the “Steps to Peace with God” booklet. Before Michael finished, the man prayed to receive Christ. His mother stood nearby the entire time, praying for him with her hands clasped. “Even in the bookstore, God is moving and drawing people to salvation,” Michael said.
Adults at the Library
Seeing the Gospel – 2014
Robin’s hands flew through dozens of gestures as she signed to her three friends in the Library lobby. Robin is completely deaf but can read lips. After seeing Billy Graham on TV, Robin had given her life to Christ, and wanting her deaf friends to accept Christ as well, she took them through the Library tour, using transcripts available at the information desk. By the end, the group huddled in the Prayer Room, where each of her friends prayed to receive Christ.
A Christmas at the Library Prayer Card – 2016
The magic of Christmas at the Library led Isabelle Rocco to tears as she wrote out a prayer card in the Library. Glancing at her father browsing in Ruth’s Attic bookstore, she dropped the card in the prayer box. Three months later, her father and Charlotte businessman John Rocco met with Library Vice President Tom Phillips for lunch. “I believe I am a Christian,” John said when asked how he gave his life to Christ. But when asked if he’d ever invited Jesus into his life, John had to answer “No.” Tom walked John through a “Steps to Peace with God” tract and John prayed to accept Christ. As John shared the news with his family that night, Isabelle started crying and told him about her prayer card months earlier. Her prayer was for God to help her father give his life to Jesus.
Seniors at the Library
Jesus Loves Me Just as I Am – 2014
As Library volunteer Betty sat on the benches outside the “Just As I Am” theater, she heard soft singing. Looking around to see where it was coming from, Betty realized the singing was coming from her mother, who was sitting on the bench next to her. With her head bowed and eyes closed, her mother was singing “Jesus Loves Me” as though she were praying the lyrics to the Lord. Tears filled Betty’s eyes as she realized that her mother, who’d had dementia for several years, was able to pray every word of the song. When mother and daughter finished watching the “Just As I Am” presentation, the music of the old hymn began to play, and Betty’s mother began to sing again. She sang every word of “Just As I Am.” A few weeks later, Betty’s mother passed away. At her mother’s memorial service, Betty shared that “dementia could not take away the love she had in her heart for her family and friends, or the faith she had in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Betty told the story of how her mother came to know Jesus, and an organist finished the celebration with a medley of “Jesus Loves Me” and “Just as I Am.”
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The Library stands as a reminder of God’s awesome love & amazing power—what He can do in individual lives & on the grand stage of history. Your support will help ensure that this ministry remains available for generations to come.