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Online evangelism ministry reaches 7 million worldwide

CALGARY, AB---More than seven million people worldwide have committed their lives to Jesus Christ through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA)’s “Evangelism Online” ministry since it launched over 4 years ago.

The ministry recently recorded the seven-millionth person somewhere on the planet---including in hard-to-reach countries in the Middle East---who visited BGEA’s special evangelism websites, learned about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and formally acknowledged Him as Lord.

“Each of those seven million people represents a person who has indicated a response to the Gospel and experienced a changed life,” said Fred Weiss, executive director of BGEA Canada. “It’s very humbling that God is allowing us the blessing to reach so many. The possibilities of the Gospel being presented on the Internet are exciting, and the harvest is there before us.”

During earlier times, BGEA pioneered the use of radio, TV, films, and other mediums as evangelistic tools. In Canada, BGEA’s evangelism website, MyPeaceWithGod.ca, uses Bible passages and compelling video presentations to share the Gospel. Site visitors also have access to BGEA-trained coaches through whom, via email exchanges, they can have biblical and other faith questions answered, while receiving spiritual encouragement and prayer.

The online evangelism ministry launched in April 2011. The one-millionth person to connect with the ministry and make a commitment to Christ did so in September 2012. Since then, as traffic on the ministry’s evangelism websites have continued to increase, the number of faith commitments has escalated rapidly---reaching the five-millionth mark in November 2014.

Anyone can monitor the ministry’s impact---including how many people are currently visiting BGEA’s evangelism websites, and from what cities and countries around the world these people are searching---at SearchForJesus.ca. That’s also where you can find more information about BGEA’s online evangelism efforts in Canada.

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