Charlotte, N.C. — Nearly 8 million people around the world were presented with the message of Jesus Christ in 2012 through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s PeaceWithGod.net ministry. Of those, nearly 1.5 million – more than 4,100 per day – registered that they prayed a salvation prayer in response to the presentation.
“This is God at work, and we’re praising Him for what is happening,” said John Cass, director of the ministry’s Internet Evangelism efforts. “We believe that each one represents someone who has been prayed for by family or friends. Each is a mother, father, son or daughter, who has recognized their need for a Savior and accepted the hope that can be found in Jesus Christ.”
Cumulatively, since the online ministry launched in May 2011, more than 9.27 million people worldwide have viewed Gospel presentations – and more than 1.67 million have indicated that they have made a commitment to Jesus Christ – on PeaceWithGod.net and PazConDios.net, a Spanish-language version of the site that was launched midway through last year.
PeaceWithGod.net uses a unique combination of search engine marketing and compelling video presentations to invite visitors into the site. When a question such as “Is there a God? or “Is there hope?” is entered into a search engine like Google, the searcher is given the opportunity to click into PeaceWithGod.net.
There, they are able to view the Gospel message and testimonies of what God has done in the lives of people just like them. After viewing the content of the site, the visitor is given the opportunity to register a commitment to Jesus and is provided with follow-up materials to help develop their new-found faith. A network of skilled and vetted volunteers is online to chat live with those who have additional questions.
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About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) proclaims the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., the BGEA directs a wide range of domestic and international ministries, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; The Billy Graham Library; The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, located outside of Asheville, N.C.; SearchforJesus.net, an Internet evangelism project reaching thousands of people for Christ online; and many others through print, television, telephone, radio and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.billygraham.org. Get news updates on Twitter at Twitter.com/BGEAnews.