Franklin Graham has returned to Ukraine to preach an Easter message that will air on Fox News Channel today, April 17, at 12 p.m. ET and on TBN at 3 p.m. ET.
“I will be sharing a message the whole world needs to hear: Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, conquered sin and death 2,000 years ago when He rose victoriously from the grave,” Franklin said. “This Good News changes everything—for individual hearts, for communities and for entire nations.”
The broadcast will also include a performance by an 80-person Ukrainian choir and prayers led by nationals. Many of those participating in the event have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in the country.
“Ukrainian families are hurting and in desperate need of prayer and support as millions flee for their lives,” Franklin said. “We want to meet the needs of these families in their darkest moments while pointing them to the light and hope of Jesus Christ.”
Since shortly after the conflict began on Feb. 24, Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have been offering physical and spiritual care to those in need.
Samaritan’s Purse has set up medical facilities throughout the country to treat injuries and illnesses, as well as provide medication to those who mistakenly left theirs behind while quickly fleeing their homes or have since run out.
Meanwhile, Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains have been ministering to those experiencing emotional and spiritual trauma. In addition to two U.S.-based crisis-trained BGEA chaplains, more than 100 Ukrainian men and women have been trained as chaplains and are serving hurting communities.
Franklin has also called for a ceasefire from April 15-24 in observance of Holy Week.
“What you see here in Ukraine is a sin problem,” Franklin told Fox News correspondent Griff Jenkins April 12. “It’s the human heart that is wicked and evil, and only God can change it.”
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