Rev. Billy Graham's Daughter Visits Page County Jail for Inspirational Revival
Written by: Sam Orlando
PAGE COUNTY, VA - In an effort to uplift spirits and provide spiritual guidance to inmates, Ruth Graham, the daughter of the late Rev. Billy Graham, visited Page County Jail for a revival service on Thursday evening. The event was lauded by the local community as a significant investment in the incarcerated population, which is hoped to yield positive outcomes.
Graham, known for her powerful discourses and inspirational writings, delivered a heartening message to those in attendance, accompanied by several local pastors. Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage, in a statement released after the service, expressed his hope that Graham's inspirational message would have a lasting effect on the inmates.
"It was an incredibly beautiful and inspiring evening," Sheriff Cubbage noted. "My prayer is that Ruth’s message of inspiration will have a lasting effect on those who were in attendance."
The community's response to this event was overwhelmingly positive, with local citizens taking to social media to express their gratitude and support for the initiative. "Absolutely awesome! Only Jesus can change their hearts and lives. Thank you for doing this for the inmates," one resident wrote on Facebook.
Born in 1950, Ruth Graham is the third child of Ruth and Billy Graham. She is an acclaimed author, speaker, and founder of Ruth Graham and Friends, a ministry leading conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has a distinguished record of service with international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, HarperCollins, and McCracken Press. Her literary works include Step into the Bible, Fear Not Tomorrow, God is Already There, In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart: Hope for the Hurting, and A Legacy of Love: Things I Learned from My Mother.
This level of investment in the spiritual well-being of inmates represents a novel approach to rehabilitation and underscores the belief in the potential for transformation. By providing inmates with spiritual nourishment, authorities hope to inspire positive change and foster an environment of growth and renewal.
The broader community has responded positively to this initiative, celebrating it as a step towards a more compassionate approach to incarceration.