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Billy Graham's Declining Health

The grandson of Reverend Billy Graham says his grandfather is very weak and is ready to go home to be with the lord.  Will Graham spoke about his ailing grandfather to the Assist News Service in California where he was speaking at a Christmas event.  Graham says, "he's not suffering or anything.  It's just that old age has caught up to him and is sucking the life out of him."

People who live near his Montreat home are saddened to hear about his declining health and paid tribute to his accomplishments.  Betty Richardson, a members of the First Baptist Church of Black Mountain says, "you would see him running down the street as a young man in front of the church."  She says he was friendly and kind, a normal person like you and me.  Richardson says he spoke at her high school many years ago and you could hear a pin drop.  She and friends say he's made an incredible impact on the world and his legacy will live on.

Will Graham says releasing his video message My Hope America with Billy Graham signaled "he finished his race" and up until then "God had protected his health and gave him supernatural strength.  Now, the only thing left is for him to come  home." 


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