Seven-city tour begins May 19 in Portland, Maine, with prayer, live music and life-changing message of hope
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Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
May 7, 2019
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 7, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ -- At a time when people across America are filled with uncertainty, Franklin Graham wants to offer a message of hope to people in the northeast region of the United States. He will also invite them to join him in prayer, asking God to heal the issues that are plaguing our country.
"Maine is among the top 10 states in the country with opioid-related deaths," said Bob Emrich, a pastor in Plymouth, Maine. "It's no wonder people have no peace and no hope and are drawn to anything that will smother or dull the pain and despair of a dreary life. Hopelessness is the primary cause of the opioid crisis."
On May 19, Graham will launch Decision America Northeast Tour in Portland. The festive, family-friendly event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Cumberland County Fairgrounds.
Following the launch in Portland, the tour will continue across the northeast with events in Burlington, Vt.; Manchester, N.H.; Springfield, Mass.; East Providence, R.I.; Bridgeport, Conn.; and Syracuse, N.Y.
"We need a spiritual revival—an awakening across this country," said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
Graham will bring a message of hope from God's Word each night.
"We all face crossroads in our lives—moments when we need to make important decisions," said Graham. "Through this event, people will have the opportunity to make a decision that can impact their lives not only now but for eternity."
Popular Grammy-nominated music artist Crowder is also traveling with Graham on the Northeast Tour and will be performing live at each event. Graham and Crowder just completed the Graham Tour in Australia where tens of thousands of people attended seven events in six cities.
The Decision America Northeast Tour is free and everyone is invited to attend.
Graham started Decision America in 2016 when he held events in all 50 state capitals. He continued to tour in 2017 by traveling to 11 cities across Tennessee and Texas. Then in 2018, he toured the west coast, visiting 17 cities in California, Oregon and Washington.
To learn more about the Decision America Northeast Tour, visit DecisionNortheast.com.
DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR DECISION AMERICA NORTHEAST TOUR
- Portland, Maine (May 19)
- Burlington, Vt. (May 21)
- Manchester, N.H. (May 23)
- Springfield, Mass. (May 25)
- East Providence, R.I. (May 26)
- Bridgeport, Conn. (May 28)
- Syracuse, N.Y. (May 30)
- Interviews with Franklin Graham
- Interviews with people attending events
- Video of event (audio connections available)
SOURCE: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
CONTACT: Mark Barber, 828-386-5803