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Those of us who had anything to do with the Billy Graham Crusade here in St. Louis a few years ago know how well organized everything was. In fact, if you involved in any way shape or form, you know that practically every detail is planned. You might even be tempted to think that the well organized effort is what brings people to Christ, while it’s necessary, it is not the secret of Billy Graham’s incredible success. This story took place during the last Billy Graham crusade in Sacramento, California. The night before the crusade was to begin the crusade choir rehearsal went late. One of the musicians in the choir was a pastor by the name of Ray Johnston. He was driving through downtown when he noticed a homeless man slumped over on the steps of the state capital building. It was cold outside, almost midnight and at that time of night, definitely not the safest place to be. He decided he couldn’t ignore the plight of this poor homeless man. He was nervous as he approached him, not really sure what he was going to do. The homeless man was crouching almost cocoon like on the steps and the choir member reached out & gently touched his shoulder and asked, "Sir, can I help you, are you okay?" The man looked up and in that instant he recognized the man, it was Billy Graham himself praying for the city of Sacramento. It’s not just the incredible preparation and work that brings thousands of people to Christ each time he holds a crusade, it’s the fact that Billy Graham depends upon the Lord’s power. (As Told to Mike Yaconelli in Dangerous Wonder: The Adventure of Childlike Faith)

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