Nationwide Gospel Outreach in Malawi Featured in the Next Billy Graham TV Special, Now Airing
Program shares stories from Africa, where the Gospel was shared in remote villages through the My Hope television project
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 30, 2011 – The next television special from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), which began airing this week online and on national Christian networks, shows the impact of BGEA's My Hope project in Malawi, Africa. Viewers will follow three stories from the Jacob, Khombedza and Nsanje villages, and see first-hand how God used native Malawians to reach their family, friends and neighbors with the Gospel.
“God commanded us to go to all the world to preach the Gospel,” says BGEA President and CEO Franklin Graham in the program. “This isn’t just for preachers, evangelists or missionaries. It’s for all of us. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association takes this command to heart by teaching and equipping believers to do just that through My Hope.”
My Hope combines a culturally relevant program and Gospel message with personal testimonies from the families hosting events in their homes. Since the formation of My Hope in 2002, millions of people around the world have made decisions to follow Christ.
In the television program, viewers will see the challenges the people of Malawi had to overcome in the course of the implementation of My Hope, including lack of electricity and technology, inclement weather and native cult practices.
“The Lord made it all possible,” said Mary Banda. “I can see His victory. Many people have given their lives to Jesus Christ.” Mary and her husband George hosted a My Hope event in their home in Khombedza Village in Malawi.
Visit www.billygraham.tv for more information or to watch the program online.
The program also provides a brief update on the collective efforts of BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse in the aftermath of the tragic events in Japan. The program also provides a brief update on the collective efforts of BGEA and Samaritan’s Purse in the aftermath of the tragic events in Japan. The latest information on the disaster response in Japan is available at www.billygraham.org/japan.
BGEA proclaims the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., BGEA directs a wide range of domestic and international evangelism ministries, including: large-scale Festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; Dare to Be a Daniel, a youth evangelism training project; My Hope World Evangelism Through Television; the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, offering the hope of Jesus Christ in the midst of tragedy; and many others. Visit www.billygraham.org. Get BGEA news updates on Twitter at Twitter.com/BGEAMediaPR.