Peace with God websites see thousands saved
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has reported that more than 3,900 people decided to follow Jesus this Christmas, through their UK internet evangelism programme.
Though in his 100th year, the ministry of Rev Billy Graham continues with the mission to “share the Good News of Jesus through all means necessary”. Internet evangelism is just one way in which the organisation is reaching those searching for Jesus.
Lee Searle, Director of Ministry in the UK, said: “We know that, for many people, the internet is the ‘go-to’ for answers. Some 90% of UK households have internet access and this is continuing to rise. It’s the perfect platform for reaching the entire country.”
Explaining how it works, Searle continued: “Using adverts and ‘keywords’ in Google, we are able to make sure that people who are searching for answers find Jesus. Those browsing the web will see adverts for our PeaceWithGod site and thousands are clicking through.
“The numbers of people indicating that they’ve made a decision for Christ is overwhelming, but even more amazing is what people are searching for. We get a real idea of the state of the nation.”
The statistics seen by The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in the UK show a remarkable trend towards a nation in prayer. Around 1500 of those who indicated a decision over the Christmas period, most were searching Google for Prayer.
‘Prayer for help’, ‘Prayer for forgiveness’ and ‘Sinners Prayer’ were the most popular searches.
Lee Searle was encouraged by this: “We know that the Gospel is compelling, when presented with the Holy Spirit it convicts people of the state of their soul. These results show that many across the UK know that they need the forgiveness and salvation that can only be found in Jesus.
“We can take heart in the knowledge that the Holy Spirit is convicting the people of the UK.”
The ministry has seen just under 80,000 indicated decisions in the UK, since its launch in August 2014 with more than 11m decisions worldwide. Millions across the world can receive the Gospel when it would otherwise be difficult for missionaries to reach them.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is encouraging Christians to pray for those who became Christians at Christmas.
“We offer everyone who finds salvation, through our site, to go further and enter a discipleship course. We’d encourage Christians across the UK to stand in prayer for our new brothers and sisters in Christ and to be encouraged to share the Gospel with their neighbours,” Searle said.
See in real time those who are visiting PeaceWithGod sites and pray for those seeking by visiting www.SearchForJesus.net/Pray