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ChurchWatch 07/17/09

One Million Online Salvations Per Month

A tremendous spiritual milestone has been reached in one ministry's efforts at bringing others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. For the first time, Global Media Outreach (GMO) saw more than 1 million people indicate decisions for Jesus Christ in one month, according to a media release from A. Larry Ross Communications.

In June, 1,030,581 people indicated either a first-time decision to follow Jesus or a decision to recommit their life to Christ through one of more than 90 GMO Gospel Web sites. Global Media Outreach is affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ and has volunteer online ministers who connect with seekers online around the world, sharing the Gospel message and praying for their needs.

The release says that whether by mobile phones or computer, millions of people continue to go online to seek God every day. GMO has seen the number of people indicating decisions for Jesus on their Gospel Web sites triple over the last year.

"This is an historic event only possible by God's power," said Walt Wilson, GMO founder and chair. "Over the past few months, we have seen an increasing number of people come to our evangelistic web and mobile sites."

From those decisions, GMO's online missionaries responded to more than 180,000 people who e-mailed the ministry asking for discipleship.

One seeker from Nigeria wrote GMO to say, "I like to have a friend that can be of help in my dream of building my faith. I believe in this site and that, by the grace of God, I will not go back to my old sinful life."

GMO is using the Web and other emerging technologies to effectively and efficiently convey the love of Christ and plan of salvation across the globe. This California-based ministry's vision is to give everyone multiple opportunities to know Jesus, build them in their faith and connect them to Christian communities.

Since its inception in 2004, GMO has seen the number of people making commitments to Christ grow from 21,066 people annually to more than 3 million people in 2008. Global Media Outreach is a part of the Internet Evangelism Coalition.

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