MEDIA CAMPAIGN PLANNED FOR KOLKATA—CALCUTTA, INDIA

A call center like this will be set up in Calcutta to receive calls from people who want to hear the Gospel. A call center like this will be set up in Calcutta to receive calls from people who want to hear the Gospel.


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GCM Ministries has conducted evangelistic 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.

DHAR girl praysKolkata, formerly Calcutta, is known for its poverty and crime but also as Mother Teresa's home town.

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Preparations are now underway to conduct an evangelistic campaign in Kolkata, India. 

GCM Ministries has conducted evangelistic 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 evangelistic 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. 

GCM Ministries has met with and is working with pastors from 300 churches in Kolkata (Calcutta) to conduct the next campaign. Now preparations have commenced. It requires months of preplanning, media strategizing and training in advance to insure a successful campaign.

The mega city media saturation campaign will commence sometime in October-November 2017 if all goes well.

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. There are many huge challenges in India as well. If we were to preach the Gospel to Indians in this generation we definitely need to use all media that is at our disposal. Traditional methods of preaching the Gospel by churches is not enough to get the job done, says Hannu Haukka.

This campaign will touch the lives of millions of people in the city.