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Next Billy Graham TV Special: Thai Christians Reach Out to Friends and Family

Moving Stories Show Impact of 'My Hope' Project in Buddhist Nation

Contact: Brent Rinehart, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 704-401-2119, brinehart@bgea.org

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- In recent years, thousands of Christians around the world have been trained to share their faith in Jesus Christ through an evangelism ministry called My Hope. In the next Billy Graham television special, which begins airing Nov. 1 on national Christian networks, viewers will catch a glimpse of this work in one of the world's most predominantly Buddhist nations.
My Hope, an international ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), partners with churches worldwide to help Christians bring their friends, family and neighbors into a relationship with Jesus Christ, using TV broadcasts, videos and personal testimonies.

"We have now an opportunity to take the Gospel on television to people who have never heard the Gospel," says Franklin Graham, evangelist and BGEA President and CEO. "This is one-on-one evangelism on a massive scale."

The program follows three touching stories of people in Thailand who stepped out in faith to host meetings as part of the My Hope project. At each gathering, the hosts show a video presentation, share their personal stories of faith and give those in attendance the opportunity to begin a relationship with Jesus. As a result of efforts like these, more than 12,000 people made commitments in Thailand through My Hope.

Under the leadership of a local pastor, new Christians receive encouragement and help in growing in their faith through the same host family. Those who make decisions for Christ in My Hope homes are easily integrated into local churches.

To watch the program online or to find dates, times and networks for television airings, please visit www.billygraham.org/tv.

About BGEA
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 through print, television, telephone, radio and the Internet. For more information, please visit