“Value of a Soul” film available as a free evangelism tool for churches, individuals and organizations in the United States
By Dan Wooding, Founder of the ASSIST News Service
CHARLOTTE, NC (ANS — Sept. 12, 2015) – The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has released a trailer for “Value of a Soul,” the 2015 installment of evangelistic films available for use free of charge. The new program comes on the heels of the success of its previous My Hope films, “The Cross” released in 2013, and “Heaven” released in 2014.
You can view the trailer here: https://myhopewithbillygraham.org/value-of-a-soul-trailer/
“Our focus is on encouraging and equipping the local church to simply share Jesus,” said Steve Rhoads, vice president for My Hope. “We want to help local congregations by providing high-quality, free resources – like ‘Value of a Soul’ – anyone can use to reach out with a message of hope in their communities.”
According to a BGEA news release, the official release date for the film is Oct. 15, as churches and individuals will be able to view the full program online and download it at that time. A free DVD version of “Value of a Soul” will also be available online, with shipment expected in the early fall. Churches are encouraged to join with others across the nation in planning events using the film on a collective “day of proclamation” on Nov. 7 to coincide with Billy Graham’s 97th birthday.
“Value of a Soul” takes a closer look at the question asked by Jesus and recorded in Mark 8:36-37: “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?”
In addition to an inspirational Gospel message from Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, “Value of a Soul” features compelling and powerful stories of hope and faith from Purple Heart recipient and retired Army Maj. Scotty Smiley, who lost his vision from shrapnel in a car bomb explosion while serving in Iraq; Mark Outing, better known as a member of the hard-core underground rap group P.K.O.; and Laura Klock, who owns her own motorcycle shop and has had to cope with difficult issues in her life like having an abortion.
“All three stories, and Franklin’s message in the film, address the underlying truth that each person – each soul – has value,” added Rhoads. “We hope churches and individuals will begin praying and planning now for how God can use this film to reach out to neighbors, family and friends with a message of hope this November and beyond.”
For more information on My Hope, including tips on how these free resources can be used, visit www.MyHopewithBillyGraham.org . You can participate by preordering your free copy of “Value of a Soul” and beginning to pray and prepare for an event in your community.
About My Hope
Beginning in 2002, My Hope has been implemented in 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. More than 305,000 churches and 4 million individuals have participated, and more than 10 million salvation and rededication decisions for Jesus Christ have been recorded. My Hope was first implemented in the United States in 2013, and has since resulted in more than 160,000 decisions for Christ.
This year, My Hope field representatives across the nation have been meeting and encouraging local pastors in their efforts to reach people with the Gospel. In addition to last year’s film titled “Heaven,” churches continue to use other films like “Defining Moments” and “The Cross,” which has seen 1.3 million view it on YouTube and 500,000 copies distributed on DVD. To-date, more than 300,000 copies of the My Hope film “Heaven” have been dispersed to churches, organizations and individuals since the film released last November.
“Value of a Soul” will also release this fall in Canada. Meanwhile, a new film is in production for My Hope UK and will be released this autumn to churches and organizations across the United Kingdom.
About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) proclaims the Gospel of 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. For more information, please visit www.billygraham.org . Get news updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BGEAnews .
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Photo captions: 1) Billy Graham preaching. 2) Franklin and Billy Graham. 3) Laura Klock, who holds several land speed motorcycle records, is featured in the latest video. 4) Dan Wooding chatting with Billy and Ruth Graham during a visit to their home in Montreat, North Carolina.
About the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and 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 more than 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). He is also the author of some 45 books and began his journalistic career in 1968 as Chief Reporter for The Christian, Billy Graham’s UK newspaper. He has also been part of Mr. Graham’s media team for his overseas crusades in Moscow, Russia; Essen, Germany and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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