FOREST, Va. – Vernon Brewer, World Help’s president and founder, releases the following statement reflecting on Billy Graham’s life and legacy:
“Today, my family and I mourn the passing of a great man of God, the Rev. Billy Graham. Easily one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, he touched the lives of millions through his unparalleled career as an evangelist. Yet, to me, Billy Graham’s evangelism in action, his work to alleviate poverty, hunger and suffering, has been just as profound of a legacy. Modern-day humanitarian aid would not be the same without Billy Graham. Many of us in the humanitarian community were inspired by him to serve others, dream big and be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.
“Billy Graham might be known for calling people to be born again and for inspiring a generation of preachers and evangelists; but who knows how many humanitarians have been born from his example?
“The world will dearly miss the Rev. Billy Graham, but his legacy and impact will live on through those who take on his mantle and go to the places no one else will go to deliver eternal hope and immediate help to those in need.”
World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. For over 26 years, World Help has worked with partners to deliver humanitarian aid to more than 79 million people in 70 countries.