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Billy Graham worldwide evangelism conference is first in 14 years

MINNEAPOLIS (BP)–Evangelist Billy Graham announced plans for a conference of preaching evangelists to be held July 29-Aug. 6, 2000, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the first in 14 years.
“In the midst of the rapid change in almost every phase of our lives, the task of worldwide evangelization remains a priority of the Body of Christ,” Graham said. “Decay in the societies of the world, consternation in the governments, and a deep heart-cry for revival throughout the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ all point to the need of the world for our Savior.
“The Lord of the harvest has many servants who are doing extraordinary work in bringing the Gospel to those who still sit in darkness,” Graham continued. “Their stories need to be known, their strategies multiplied, their commitments deepened and their fellowship enriched within the Body of Christ.”
More than 10,000 participants — three-fourths of whom are itinerant evangelists — from at least 185 countries and territories, speaking at least 25 official languages, are expected to attend Amsterdam 2000. Other participants include theologians, strategists, church leaders, stewards, and conference staff. The meetings will be held at the RAI Conference Complex in Amsterdam, with a daily schedule of worship and prayer, plenary sessions, and seminars and workshops.