Skip to comments.Rev. Billy Graham Hospitalized With Respiratory Problems
Posted on 11/21/2013 10:31:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The Rev. Billy Graham, 95, was admitted to a hospital in Asheville, N.C., Tuesday after experiencing respiratory problems, a family spokesman has confirmed.
"Mr. Graham is in the hospital with a respiratory congestion issue, similar to what he had a few weeks ago," said spokesman Mark DeMoss. "As was the case then, we expect he will be able to return home in a day or two."
The Christian evangelist and world-renowned preacher, who has battled several health issues in the past, was expected to be released from Mission Hospital and return to his mountain home on Thursday.
Graham's admirers, concerned by the news regarding his health, had taken to Twitter and Facebook Wednesday and started using the "#PrayingForBillyGraham" hashtag.
Graham, who retired from public preaching several years ago, held a gathering on Nov. 7 to celebrate his birthday and the release of his new message for America titled "The Cross."
The pre-recorded message, described by Graham as possibly his final one to America, was broadcast on Fox News, TBN, God TV and several other cable networks, as part of his Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's "My Hope" campaign. The message has also been made available online and on DVD.
Graham, who lost his wife Ruth Bell Graham in June 2007 and with whom he fathered five children, retreated to his North Carolina mountain home in 2005 after nearly 60 years of preaching. He has authored nearly three dozen books, his latest being The Reason for My Hope: Salvation (Oct. 2013).
Unnngh, that's just wrong in so many ways. Why don't periodicals have editors these days? They're needed more than ever.
Best wishes for a full recovery to Rev. Graham.
Prayers up for Rev. Graham. I do hope God will grant him enough extra time on earth to see BO departing the White House and taking his anti-Christ minions with him.
Amen to that!
Such an incredible life this man has had.
Get Well Billy ... Prayers Up!
I believe Mr. Graham’s time on this Earth is drawing to a close. I also believe he is the Methuselah of our time, and when he’s gone things start breaking loose.
Prayers for Billy Graham and the entire family.