*** Billy Graham’s Son ***

Those of you who know something about my life story are aware that my first full-time job, after military service, was working for Billy Graham. That was 25 years ago in 1986! At that time, I had the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at a university specializing in Computer Science in Toulouse. I gladly accepted, but after praying, I realized that God’s will was something entirely different! I had to return to my mother’s home in the Paris area. Young in the faith, it was not easy for me to obey, and I must admit that I resisted as much as I could. But one day I surrendered and I said to God, “If it’s what you want, then I’ll do it. You win!” It was the end of my computer dreams … At least, that’s what I thought, but you know Top Chrétien and you see that God had the final word!

At that time, I found myself unemployed! That lasted six months. After six months, I was desperate. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. I prayed to God, saying, “I can’t take this anymore. I am in this situation because I wanted to obey you. You’ve got to help me!” Shortly afterward, the phone rang, and Marcel, an elder from my church in Pontoise, said to me, “Have you ever heard of Billy Graham? He’s an American evangelist who is coming to preach the Gospel at the new Paris Bercy Auditorium (the Palais Omnisport in Bercy was brand new at the time). He is looking for a team of highly-motivated youth, willing to work without being really well-paid, so I thought of you!” I didn’t know Billy Graham at all, but I joyfully accepted. So that’s how my first job in life came to be preparing an evangelism crusade that would affect tens of thousands of lives in Paris and also many others by satellite retransmission.

My work was really very insignificant. My main job was to stamp letters, and since the machine was very noisy, I was relegated to a garage next to the offices. Often, I prayed for the people who would receive these letters. I was a very young convert and my attitude was far from excellent. Sometimes, I complained as I did my job, and unfortunately, I was also negligent. Nevertheless, these people trusted me even though I was the youngest member of the team. I learned a lot about serving God, about organization, about teamwork, about the big, multi-denominational family of God, and especially, about evangelism. On certain evenings, I had the great privilege, for a twenty-one year old, to sit on the stage and see thousands of people respond to the call. And it was there, on that stage at Bercy, that I said to Jesus. “I, too, want to be a soul-winner. Use my life, use me so that others know you!”

And this is what God has done! He has made me an evangelist, and my passion, which has not changed, is to see men and women find Jesus. And it is by means of the Internet and computers that this is happening! God has blessed me beyond my expectations by allowing me, with this great team around me, to see so many people come to him through the website KnowingGod.net. It now exists in sixteen languages. Glory to God! I know that this has been possible because the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) had confidence in me. Today, I would like to give back to them a “return on their investment”.

In a few days, I am going to meet Franklin Graham (the president of BGEA) and offer his organization a KnowingGod website that our team has specifically designed to reach the USA and the wider English-speaking world.

The meeting will take place on September 21st at 10.30 am (East Coast Time). I would really like for you to pray for this appointment. I believe that it is a time set by God from all eternity, and I would not want us to miss what God wants to do. Thanks for supporting your French friend so that I can represent you well. Stéphane, the coordinator of the TopChrétien web portal, will accompany me.

Will you pray for us?

Be blessed!

Your friend,

Eric

4 Comments

  1. Raj says:

    Pastor Eric,
    Jesus is with you and God willing the meeting with Franklin Graham is a blessed one and fruitful and wonderful to share.
    I believe that it is a time set by God from all eternity, and I would not want us to miss what God wants to do. Believe Always……….They are powerful words.You will have a Great Meeting.

    Raj Kosaraju
    In HIS Service

  2. Sandra Sault says:

    Blessings Eric.
    I cried as I read your story and I felt the presence of the Lord all around me. God is SO good. He is working in our lives to fulfill His plan for us, even when we are not aware of it. God has surely done great things in your life. Praise God !!! I have already begun praying for your meeting with Franklin Graham on September 21st. I pray for the anointing of God to be on you, Stephane, Franklin and any others attending this meeting. I ask God to let the launch of this new website be a tremendous success and that it will reach out and touch those lost, hurting souls who need to find the TRUE one who can save them and will give them life more abundantly. Unfortunately, we live in a dark world……but JESUS is the LIGHT of the world, and through this new website, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will have a new avenue to proclaim that truth. Thank you for being obedient to God and moving forward with the plans that He birthed in your heart. God is surely going to bless you beyond measure for following through with His purpose to send His message throughout the world via the Internet. Keep listening to God, Eric !!! He is going to use you in ways you never dreamed of, I feel that SO strongly in my spirit.

    In Christ’s Love,
    Sandra Sault
    Jacksonville, FL, U.S.A

  3. GODSON ODUNWA says:

    Am presently going through a tring face, my marrage and family is shaky, but i know God”s plan for my life is sure (my marrage inclusive). i just want you to know that you have greatly been a blessing in these triying times, my heart and prayers are for you with all the saints world-wide, just know that am with you.

  4. prince says:

    God is so wonderfull, his an awesome god ,,,,, he has plans for us ,,,,,, so he will be with you every step you take and every moment ,,,,,, thanks to him

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