While corporations, nonprofit organizations, political campaigns and other human endeavors continue to take advantage of the far-reaching capabilities of the Internet, the world's most noble endeavor continues to be the bringing of the Good News of Jesus Christ to billions of people. And this important ministry is being undertaken on the Internet with astounding results by an organization known as Global Media Outreach.
Global Media Outreach is the Internet ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International. The vision of GMO is to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to know Jesus, see hundreds of millions accept Christ and see them grow in their faith and connect them to Christianity everywhere.
With a highly personalized approach, seekers from all over the world experience Christ through evangelistic web sites, personalized response from volunteers and ongoing discipleship programs. These web sites present the gospel in over 100 languages and this technologically advanced ministry may become a model for future evangelizing for many other organizations once Christian leaders grasp the success of GMO's program.
For example, in 2007 GMO exceeded its goal of reaching one million people, with more than 1.3 million people saying they made the decision to turn their lives over to Jesus Christ that year.
During 2007, the ministry focused on reaching people where they live, leading to the development of sites such as LookToJesus.com in a variety of languages. Their techno-evangelists launched video sites around marriage, finances, relationships, addiction and other life issues, as well. GMO also tested and launched evangelism on cell phones – a project that has received an enormous response.
While their record for 2007 showed tremendous growth, recently GMO announced that in June 2009, their web site visits numbered 5,966,223 and 1,030,581 were born-again. This all took place in just one month!
The group receives upwards of 1,000 emails daily from people seeking prayer, discipleship and wanting more information on Jesus. And Global Media Outreach continues to research and expand programs for using technology to share the gospel.