Franklin Graham, a notable conservative evangelical leader, was released from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, days after undergoing heart surgery.
Graham, who is president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse, posted an update on her recovery on her Facebook page Tuesday.
âI wanted to let you know that I was released from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN yesterday after specialty surgery last Monday to correct constrictive pericarditis,â the 69-year-old preacher wrote.
âI couldn’t be more grateful to my doctors and the Mayo Clinic team for their excellent care and expertise. Doctors say I am doing very well and can resume my normal activities and ministry schedule when I have fully recovered.
Graham went on to explain in his post that while he “will recover over the next few weeks” he “is feeling better every day”.
âThank you all for your prayers – I know how much difference prayer makes! I have never been afraid. I felt the presence of God throughout the experience and gave him glory, âhe added.
On November 8, Graham underwent heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic after developing constrictive pericarditis, which is inflammation and hardening of the sac around the heart.
In a statement shared with The Christian Post earlier this month, Samaritan’s Purse explained that Graham’s heart disease has developed over the past few months.
âFranklin had developed constrictive pericarditis, an inflammation and hardening of the sac around the heart that compresses the heart and prevents it from functioning properly. The operation consisted of removing the pericardium, âthe organization said.
âHis doctors expect a full recovery and have assured him that he should be able to resume his normal activities and ministry schedule. Graham said he looked forward to multiple opportunities around the world in 2022 to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and invite people to put their faith in him.
Son of the late evangelist Billy Graham, Franklin Graham has overseen and spoken on his part of evangelistic events across the United States and abroad.
From September 19 to October 2, for example, Graham organized an eight-city evangelistic campaign known as the âGod Loves Youâ tour, which approximately 56,000 people attended and approximately 5,000 indicated a decision to take. ‘accept Jesus Christ.