A ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ International (CCCI) will distribute its 20 millionth copy of one of the greatest witnessing "tools" ever developed during community wide outreach projects Easter week, Mar. 21-25.
With approximately 122 million households in the United States, the distribution of the 20 millionth copy of the JESUS film will mean one out of every six homes in America will have received a copy, according to CCCIs JESUS Video Project America (JVPA).
The 20 millionth copy will be distributed in Bozeman, MT, or Canfield, OH.
This is indeed an historic milestone for JESUS Video Project America and for Campus
Crusade, said Steve Douglass, CCCI president. The 20-million mark speaks to the continued power of the JESUS film to touch lives, as well as to the ongoing hunger of this nation to hear, understand and respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ. We thank God for His blessings, and we continue to seek to reach every home in America with JESUS.
JESUS Video Project America, founded in 1992 by the late Dr. Bill Bright, identifies Christians with a heart for evangelism and equips them to build teams to use its saturation evangelism strategy to distribute copies of the JESUS movie in video or DVD to every household in their community, county, region or state. Distribution campaigns are followed by discipleship efforts to connect people to local churches and faith-building resources. JVPA also provides copies of JESUS to churches and ministries for use in personal and neighborhood evangelism.
At the recent National Religious Broadcasters convention, JVPA unveiled a partnership plan that they say can help broadcasters and publishers fulfill their spiritual mandate and generate contributions or advertising revenue, while helping the ministry fulfill its mission.
JESUS is the most watched movie in history, used by more than 1,500 Christian agencies, translated into 888 languages, shown in 228 countries and viewed almost 6 billion times worldwide.
As a result, more than 197 million people have indicated decisions to accept Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, according to The JESUS Film Project.
Last year, JVPA released its U.S. edition of JESUS in DVD, which features the digitally re-mastered film in nine languages on the same disk, a free second movie the popular The Story of Jesus for Children as well as an Insiders Commentary.
JVPA calls JESUS a great companion to The Passion of the Christ, giving viewers the rest of the story Jesus entire life and ministry plus an opportunity to pray for salvation and be connected to a local church.
For more information about JESUS Video Project America, call toll-free 1-888-JESUS-36 (1-888-537-8736) or visit www.jesusvideo.org.