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'Heaven,' A New Film from My Hope with Billy Graham, to Debut Next Month

Churches across U.S. Making Plans to Use Never-Before-Seen Message from Billy Graham to Reach Out in Local Communities

Contact: Brent Rinehart, 704-401-2119, brinehart@bgea.org

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is making its final preparations in advance of the debut of the new film called "Heaven," which will release on Nov. 7 coinciding with Billy Graham's 96th birthday. In addition to the never-before-seen message from Billy Graham – filmed last year from his home in Montreat, N.C. – the program includes the impactful stories of writer and speaker Laurie Coombs and Los Angeles firefighter Cheyane Caldwell.

"We are excited about the release of this new film called 'Heaven' next month," said Steve Rhoads, vice president of My Hope 2014 with Billy Graham. "We are offering this as a resource for evangelism to the local church and Christians nationwide to help them simply share Jesus in their communities."

Over the last several months, area coordinators have been spread across the nation, encouraging local pastors in their efforts to reach people with the Gospel. Though only one month remains until the new film is released, there is still time for churches and individuals get involved in My Hope.

"We are asking God to move in the hearts of people across the country," added Rhoads. "But, it begins as Christians everywhere pray specifically for people they know who need to hear this message of hope."

Churches and individuals are encouraged to get started, like thousands of others have already done, by ordering a free copy of "Heaven" and beginning to pray and prepare for an event in their community.  For more information on My Hope, including tips on how the free My Hope resources can be used, visit www.MyHopewithBillyGraham.org.

About  My Hope
Beginning in 2002, My Hope has been implemented in 59 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. More than 305,000 churches and 4 million individuals have participated, and more than 10 million salvation and rededication decisions for Jesus Christ have been recorded.

About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the BGEA directs a wide range of domestic and international ministries. For more information, please visit
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