Life Stories

Tributes to Billy Graham

A tribute to Billy Graham's christian ministry and impact on the global church by Eulitha

by Aloma, a Romford Elim Church member

I recall my late parents taking my older siblings to the 1954 Harringey crusade.

It was in 1989 whilst working in London for a UN Intergovernmental Organization that I had my epiphany moment. After work I took myself off to Wembley Stadium. I do not want to be melodramatic, by portraying Wembley as a road to Damascus experience, but it was certainly a Wembley experience.

Eventually, after all the preliminaries, in Billy Graham’s trademark style of accurate content and preaching the gospel in an accessible way, came his compelling message. Thereafter he invited people to come forward to ask Jesus to be their saviour through his signature alter call "Just as I am...” . Hundreds responded, myself included, and it was the best decision I ever made. I was given a booklet of Luke (Jesus in a nutshell) and of Testing.

At Three Score and Ten and despite old age related health issues, I know who I am. Without doubt, I know God has been present, divinely intervening in all my trials and tribulations. He is my keeper (Psalm 121).

Simply, Jesus never promised that life would be easy. But God has a special purpose for each of our lives. As we trust in him He gives us the strength to endure the test, withstand hardships and gives us patience to wait on his timing. Where God guides, he provides (Hebrews 13:5). Keep the Faith.


by Eulitha, a Romford Elim Church member

I had heard of the name Billy Graham but did not know much about his ministry until a few years ago when I was trying to find my place in the body of Christ.

I read a few biographies on people who were considered to be influencial in the Christian faith, amongst whom was Billy Graham. 

He says that he used to practice his sermons in the bathroom and even though his crusades were packed and a lot of people got saved, it never stopped him from being nervous before he stepped on the stage. It showed me that being nervous or even fearful does not mean that God is not with you, or that maybe you are not in His will. It says to me (and to any timid soul) ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway’!  




This is a prayer of thanksgiving. It has now been 6 months since my treatment for Breast Cancer and I am getting stronger through the grace of our Lord and Saviour. I give Him all the glory and praise.

Through this experience I have learnt to trust and lean on him more and more. I am confident in trusting God in the smallest detail of my life and my family. My mouth is in continual praise and prayer thanks to the goodness of His love and mercy...just like David did.

We have had our ups and downs, but God has been the silent footsteps in the sand! 

Thank you my God and Saviour. I pray he continues to purify my heart. 




I am Eulitha. I was born into a religious family although we did not actually attend church. From the age of six, I started going to church by myself for snacks, rewards for memorising scripture and music, which has always been a drawing factor. I got saved and baptised at 19. Excited, I became part of street witnessing and hospital visitation ministries.

Looking back, God’s hand has always been on my life and He has used several events and people to draw me close. One such was when I met a member of a cult whose weird theology drove me to read the Bible within three months of me becoming a Christian, as my life literally depended on it!

I got married and have three lovely children. Unfortunately, the marriage ended 12 years later. My spiritual life took a tumble and I felt unworthy to call myself a Christian. Scriptures memorised in my youth saved me, eg 1 Peter 2:9. By then I was a member of Romford Elim and they have been part of my healing process ever since. Through it all, I am convinced that our God is personal and loving. He is a God who gets flowers delivered (some would say by mistake!) just because you need that lifting up, he lights up the sky when you need direction and above all calls you "His beloved" despite all your faults!

Our God is awesome, and I believe that my best is yet to come! 



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