Almost 2,000 people gave their lives to Christ at a recent Franklin Graham event in Cambodia.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) hosted a Gospel event, the Love Phnom Penh Festival, in the country last weekend, reports CBN News.
Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, spoke to 13,000 people on the last night of the festival.
The Gospel has power to change hearts and transform lives for eternity. We thank God that hundreds of people of all ages responded to the invitation to put their faith in Jesus Christ tonight in Phnom Penh. pic.twitter.com/M4sQdbarpB— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) December 8, 2019
Graham gave an opportunity for those in attendance to be forgiven if they were willing to give their lives to Christ.
"You have a choice tonight. You can accept Jesus Christ or you can reject Him," Graham says.
"One day you will die, but your soul continues to live… Your soul will live in the presence of God, or it will be separated from God. The decision you make tonight will decide where your soul will spend eternity."
More than 800 individuals gave their lives to Christ that evening.
Performers at the festival included The Afters, Dennis Agajanian, and Tommy Coomes Band.
The BGEA event was significant to be held in Cambodia, a country with a strong history of religious persecution. Graham acknowledged this history in a video.
Thousands of religious minorities were killed between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge, a group following the orders of dictator Pol Pot.
A translator for the festival, Barnabas Mam, was one of the 200 Christians who survived the Cambodian genocide.
Cambodia is a primarily Buddhist country, though practicing of other faiths is allowed.
Graham says he has seen God working in the country since that tragic time in its history.
"The church here has suffered so much as a result of the Khmer Rouge ... Almost a third of the population here was murdered. Today, the church has risen up out of the ashes," says Graham.
After 1,700 individuals gave their lives to Christ at last weekend's event, Graham says he hopes this is the beginning of a new time for Cambodia.