Media Campaign Call Center is "Flooded" With Calls
Great Commission Media Ministries together with 328 churches of Greater Calcutta have witnessed an unprecedented evangelism campaign in the city of 17 million residents. The pastors are jubilant. "We have never seen the city impacted by an evangelism campaign in such a massive way," say the pastors.
The follow-up ministry resulting from the campaign will continue to the end of 2018 at least.
The Church Comes Alive
One pastor noted, "We have reached people that otherwise be out of reach of the church. They would never find their way to a church. The transformation stories have profoundly touched the souls of men and women."
As pastors started to see and feel the impact of the media campaign throughout the city many dormant congregations were awakened and snapped to attention.
Overnight, there was an increase of participating churches from 230 to 328 churches. Almost a hundred new churches showed up.
The onslaught of thousands of calls spoke volumes. Pastors witnessed the a previously unseen hunger and thirst for change in the hearts of the people of their city.
The same was true regarding the younger generation. Hundreds of young people from churches in the city showed up at the call center to serve as volunteers after seeing the media, the ads on buses, trains, billboards, newspapers.
The Gospel preached in Mother Teresa's home town
There is a lot of poverty and crime in this city of over 14 million residents. About 20 million are in the greater Kolkata area. Poverty creates its own challenges when trying to reach the people with the Gospel message. TV and radio are more effective tools for reaching the people compared to social media and the internet.
The use of media is very effective in reaching India's population of 1.2 billion people.
This campaign continues to touch the lives of people in the city.
GCM Ministries has previously conducted media saturation campaigns in 4 mega cities in India: Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Bangalore. Because of these campaigns about 100 million people have been reached with the Gospel message. A million campaign books have been handed out to people searching for faith in God. The books have been printed in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada and English languages. Our stories and ads in daily newspapers have reached 15 million people during the campaigns. Life-changing stories on television channels had a total audience of over 60 million viewers.