By Michael Ireland
Evangelist Billy Graham will celebrate his 91st birthday on Saturday, Nov. 7, and is looking forward to visits over the weekend from several family members at his western North Carolina home to mark the occasion.
“I’ve experienced God’s gracious love in a personal way all these years,” Mr. Graham said, pausing to reflect on life’s blessings as he enters his tenth decade. “Today my heart is filled with gratitude to the Lord for all He has done for me, and for all the prayers from so many people over the years.”
A media release from A. Larry Ross, Mr. Graham’s longtime press secretary, says Dr. Graham remains in good overall health with a strong heart and clear mind, while dealing with various age-related conditions — such as macular degeneration and hearing loss. He continues to exercise, including short walks at his mountain home every day, relying on a walker for balance.
Ross says: “The global evangelist continues to stay abreast of current events through nightly local and network television newscasts and cable programs. He still subscribes to several domestic and international newspapers and periodicals, from which his staff shares articles of interest. He also remains focused on the ongoing ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), which he founded nearly sixty years ago, now under the leadership of his son, Franklin.
“Although my health now keeps me mostly at home, Franklin and our BGEA team continue proclaiming God’s love and the Gospel of Jesus Christ to lost people in many places around the world,” Mr. Graham said.
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