People from both Venezuela and Colombia gathered together earlier this week in pursuit of one common goal: the Gospel.
It truly was a weekend of hope and celebration this Easter Weekend for many who came to hear the Word of God.
Despite the deep conflict and political crisis currently facing Venezuelans, the city of Cúcuta, Colombia, hosted a Festival de Esperanza (Festival of Hope) that drew a crowd of nearly 100,000 individuals over the Easter weekend.
"We praise God for each one who came and for every heart that was changed for eternity by the power of the Gospel," said Franklin Graham in an online post.
According to Graham, the first night of the Festival gathered a crowd of 52,000 to hear the hope of Christ spoken. Around 42,500 attended the second night.
"The Bible says, 'that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved' (Romans 10:9)," wrote Graham. "That’s what we celebrate this Easter! Jesus Christ didn’t stay in the grave. He rose from the dead and He’s alive today. He sits at the right hand of the Father and He is willing to come into any heart that will repent of their sins and put their faith and trust in Him."
Many individuals, too, made a personal decision to accept Christ during the Festival. "We praise God for each one who made the most important decision of their lives—to repent of their sins and trust Jesus Christ as their Savior," Graham said.