Another event pointing towards
Revival in Ottawa - Praise Our Lord!
GCUC Billy Graham Mission
Mission to Ottawa: The Full
The Billy Graham mission to
the Ottawa Region, June 1998, was an event of great importance
from Christian, geographical and historical perspectives. Dr Graham has an Ottawa
connection in George Beverly Shea, who hails from Winchester. He is
the confidante of rulers and policy-makers around the world. Ottawa is a
hub of international influence. During the four days of Dr Graham's meetings
at the Corel Centre, Kanata, some 107,000 souls attended, and of these more than
9,000 made personal commitments to Christ. Thousands of volunteers served as
ushers and counsellors, with many behind the scences ensuring this well-oiled machine
brought in the harvest. Those who were involve in any way will never forget it,
and many will have taken such significant steps in their faith journeys that
their lives will never be the same. I know: I was one of them.
The Exciting Road Ahead
For those who went forward at the mission to accept our Lord, and those
who renewed their faith, now comes the excitement
of developing your personal relationship with our Lord.
The story as told by the Press and other correspondents
- in chronological order.
Unfortunately the Citizen website, previously one of the finest newspaper sites available, was unceremonially scrapped by the new owners. The names of articles below remain, as a historical record, even though the links have gone.
Graham's Catholic crusaders - Bob Harvey, Citizen, May 5,1998
Advance Man - Citizen, June 22, 1998
rock-show staging... - Citizen, June 23, 1998
the Corel Centre with prayer - Citizen, June 23, 1998
A Mission of
Salvation - Sarah Green, Ottawa Sun, June 24
4 Days of Planned
Spontaneity - Donna Casey, Ottawa Sun, June 24
Heppner on a Crusade Citizen, June 25
a sour note - Citizen, June 25
Drivers don't have
a prayer - Donna Casey, Sun, June 25
believers' belief - Earl McRae Sun, June 25
Prayer - Suzie
Thursday - by Brian
the arms of the Lord - Donna Casey, Sun, June 26
operation simply miraculous - Ron Corbett, Sun, June 26
Down-Home charm - Charles Enman, Citizen, June 27
spirit of column - Earl McRae, Sun, June 27
Welcome to the Kingdom
- Chinta Puxley, Sun, June 27
The most uplifting feeling
- Chinta Puxley, Sun, June 27
Friday - by Brian
Kidz Gig delivers
Gospel - Sarah Green, Sun, June 28
Show in Town - Dave Ebner, Citizen, June 27
Folk Flock to Spectacle
- Ron Corbett, Sun, June 28
Christian legend draws
folk.. - Donna Casey, Sun, June 29
challenge faith - Earl McRae, Sun, June 29
spirituality - Donna Casey, Sun, June 29
renewed - Andrew Matte, Sun, June 29
waits to take your hand - Bob Harvey, Citizen, June 29
Report from Detroit - by Suzie Martin
Commitment - a Scary Word - by Suzie Martin
My prayer to attend the mission... - Collette Wallingford, Citizen letters
From a Journalist's Point of View - Sally Gunther, Kanata Kourier-Standard
Beyond Expectations - a Huge Success - Nancy Boughner
- March 29 - May 31: series of Regional Prayer Concerts.
- Sat Apr 4, 7:00 p.m. "Go M.A.D: Make a Difference" for youth: concert
with Ron Hutchcraft, The Kry, and Eager. Tickets $6; call 238-1998.
- Sat Mar 21 - "Celebrate
Unity" for women (Gigi Graham Tchividjian,
eldest daughter of Dr. and Mrs Graham), and Ruth Fazal, fabulous worship musician.
- Thu Mar 26 "Prepare to
Win" for men (Paul
Henderson, Gerry Organ,
David Sweet). Paul Henderson was on Vision TV (Ch 63) on March 23 as
part of the excellent Spirit Connection lenten series.
- Sun Apr 19, 4:00 p.m. Kanata/Stittsville area prayer service:
Kanata Community Christian Reformed Church at 46 Castlefrank Rd.
- Sun Jun 7, 7:00 p.m. "Light the Fire" Prayer and Dedication Service.
Location: Corel Centre.
The 4-day Mission
(Supporting musicians in brackets)
All events free; there was a free-will offering to help offset
- 7:30 pm Thursday June 25 (with Ben Heppner & NAC orchestra)
- 7:30 pm Friday June 26 (Susan Aglukark + Montreal
Jubilation Gospel Choir)
- Saturday June 27
- 11:00 am Kidz Gig (Psalty, The Singing Songbook)
- 7:00pm Youth Night (Jars of Clay + Michael W Smith)
- 7:30 pm Sun June 28 (Amy Grant + Tracy Dahl)
The Billy Graham Evangelistic
The story of the
Ottawa Mission - by Tony Copple
Direct Billy Graham Evangelistic Association e-mail link
Graham TV Listings
Buy Just as I am, Billy Graham's autobiography, in audiobook format narrated by Cliff Barrows.
The Cove - Billy Graham Training
Graham's last crusade - towards Amsterdam 2001
Glen Cairn United Church Home
To Tony Copple's Faith
Amy Grant sings at the final service