Liberty University reaches 1.3 million in online evangelism effort
September 20, 2012 | Bethany Pico/Liberty University News Service
Liberty University reached more than 1.3 million people with the Gospel in a three-day Internet evangelism campaign this week. The online effort directed people from all over the world, through a keyword search, to websites with a Gospel presentation, prayer, and a way to get connected with an online missionary.
A friend of Liberty, who asked to remain anonymous, donated the money to partner with Global Media Outreach for the outreach. On an interactive website, Liberty students were able to watch who was being reached, how many decisions were made for Christ, and where they came from – all in real-time.
“As the millennial generation there are things we can do to reach the world … that were impossible before now,” Campus Pastor Johnnie Moore said in Wednesday’s Convocation.
He announced that out of the 1,310,650 people who viewed Gospel presentations online, there were 178,757 indicated decisions. People from countries all over the world made decisions, including India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia.
“This is the 21st century; you can sit at your computer screen and influence people all over the world. We can’t easily get into (some countries), but the Internet has connected the entire world,” Moore said.
This initiative was part of Liberty’s biannual Global Focus Week, which kicked off Monday. Students had the chance to meet representatives from mission agencies and attend special mission-focused Convocations and seminars.
Read more about Global Focus Week on Liberty's News and Events page.