My wife Ruth and I are disturbed by the news reports that have recently surfaced concerning our son Ned and their implications. As frequently happens, when the media report complex personal matters, confusion and misunderstandings follow.

Our family is in the best position to understand these issues, and Ned has our full and complete confidence and support. We are very proud of Ned and the honesty and integrity he has demonstrated in dealing with these difficult issues.

We respect Ned for continuing to be faithful to God's calling in his life to serve the growing church in China. We also continue to fully support the ministry of East Gates and its various projects in China.

Our family thanks you for your continued prayers, understanding, and support.

Related Elsewhere

See our original story, "Ned Graham's Woes Shake East Gates Ministries"See Billy Graham's related statements on the East Gates Web site and WorldMagazine.