“My Hope with Billy Graham” will involve thousands of churches and Christians across Canada
Calgary, Alberta – January 2013 – In 2002, My Hope with Billy Graham began as a ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) to spread the good news of Jesus Christ across the globe. Ten years and 57 countries later, My Hope has come to Canada.
Churches across the nation are being recruited to participate in this outreach, the largest ever undertaken in BGEA of Canada’s 60-year history. More than 40 special training events for pastors and church leaders are taking place this month through April in every province.
“Responses from attending pastors have been overwhelmingly positive”, says David Macfarlane, Director of National Initiatives at BGEA of Canada. “The fact that My Hope was a success for churches in Europe is especially encouraging for churches in Canada.”
These initial training sessions will share Billy Graham’s vision for My Hope, including testimonies from past participants and valuable resources to help pastors equip their congregations to participate in this national campaign.
The vision of My Hope is to engage Canadians in relational evangelism. Connecting with friends and family in one-on-one conversations over a meal in a My Hope participant’s home is a catalyst for sharing the hope of Jesus Christ.
This outreach is partnered with a special program—available in TV, DVD and Internet format—that people can share to reinforce the message. The program will feature dramatic testimonies and Billy Graham’s presentation of the Gospel.
My Hope with Billy Graham will culminate in November 2013, the month Billy Graham celebrates his 95th birthday.
For more information, please visit MyHopeWithBillyGraham.ca.
About the BGEAC
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada partners with churches and Christian communities across Canada and worldwide to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed. Through relevant language and methods, we share the saving message of Jesus to spiritually searching people. To learn more, please go to BillyGraham.ca
Frank King, Communications Manager
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada
1.800.293.3717 (ext.8720) or 403.990-0161 (cell)