By Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries and the ASSIST News Service
CHARLOTTE, NC (ANS – May 21, 2015) — More than 15,000 people each month have indicated their decision for Christ on http://pazcondios.net/, and now the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) is seeking additional Spanish-speaking volunteers to assist in responding to the high number of inquirers via online chat and e-counseling.
“The goal is always to introduce our online guests to an individual who can offer them a genuine, personal ministry interaction,” said Dan Martin, Manager of Volunteer and Church Relations for BGEA’s Internet Evangelism efforts. “That’s why it’s critical that we continue to develop our nationwide network of Spanish-speaking volunteers available to live chat or answer questions by email.”
BGEA says that Volunteers are provided with training to be equipped to answer questions from visitors to the site, which to-date has topped 275,000. Volunteers can also serve as a discipleship coach for new Christians. More than 62,000 people have indicated making a decision for Christ on the Spanish site so far this year, and nearly 10 percent of those have provided contact information for follow-up and discipleship.
“With such high traffic to the site, there’s a constant need for Spanish-speaking volunteers to join with us as we try to reach as many people with the Gospel as we can,” added Martin.
Cumulatively, “Search For Jesus”, the Internet evangelism ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), marked a milestone recently as the 6 millionth person indicated a decision to accept Jesus as their Savior through their evangelistic online presence at http://peacewithgod.net/.
The ministry, which uses Bible passages and compelling video presentations to share the Gospel with visitors to the site, launched in May 2011.
The BGEA proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. For more information, please visit www.billygraham.org. Get news updates on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/BGEAnews.
Editor’s Note: Resources Available:
* 30- and 60-second radio PSAs available with an evangelistic message or promoting volunteers. Those can be downloaded here: https://bgea.box.com/PazConDios
* Interviews, in Spanish or English, with leaders of BGEA’s Internet evangelism efforts.
Media Contact: Brent Rinehart, (704) 401-2119, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo captions: A Spanish-speaking young woman viewing the BGEA Spanish website. 2) Dan Wooding chatting with Billy and Ruth Graham at their Montreat, North Carolina, home.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning international journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for nearly 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. Dan is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS) and he hosts the weekly “Front Page Radio” show on the KWVE Radio Network in Southern California and which is also carried throughout the United States and around the world, and also “His Channel Live,” a TV show beamed to 192 countries. Dan began his long journalistic career in 1968 working for Billy Graham’s British newspaper, The Christian. Later he worked with Mr. Graham as a writer for his outreaches in Moscow, Russia; Essen, Germany, and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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