Seoul, South Korea – 3RD WAVE Music has just returned to Seoul from a three-day performance ministry with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Sendai, Japan. The Tohoku Celebration of Hope festival marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Sendai region back in March 2011.
3RD WAVE performed for all three nights of the festival, joined by their guests Alexander Lee Eusebio (formerly of U-KISS) and Choi Siwon (Super Junior) on two separate nights.
The Tohoku Celebration of Hope drew the largest crowd ever gathered for a Christian event in the history of the region, with close to 12,000 people attending over the weekend despite difficult weather conditions. Nearly 900 others were reported to have watched the event through satellite locations throughout Japan.
Before the final night performance, Franklin Graham met with Johnny Lee and Choi Siwon to personally encourage them in their work and ministry, leaving with Siwon a personally-signed Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Bible.
Other artists at the event included Kirk Franklin, the Tommy Coomes Band and Alfie Silas, with the messages preached by Franklin Graham.