PADUCAH—Sometimes the simplest of ideas can have life-changing impact.
Dozens of families in the Paducah area are vacuuming the TV room, setting out some snacks and putting out the welcome mat for a group of neighbors, friends and co-workers to come in, watch some videos and have a chat as part of “My Hope with Billy Graham.”
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has produced several programs featuring personal testimonies from Christians and messages from Graham. Host families hope that the conversations following the videos will provide them the opportunity to share with others what a relationship with Christ means to them. Take a sneak peek at the video here:
According to a recent article from Baptist Press, believers representing an estimated 24,000 churches across the country are participating Nov. 3-12.
In Paducah, about 25 churches are represented, and time remains for more individuals and families to participate.
The website, myhopewithbillygraham.org, provides video previews and step-by-step tips on how to arrange a “My Hope” get-together.
Dan Powell is the Kentucky coordinator for “My Hope with Billy Graham.” He can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com, or by phone at (502) 693-9075 or toll-free at 1-877-7MYHOPE.
Chuck McAlister, leader of the Kentucky Baptist Convention Evangelism, Church Planting and Collegiate Ministries Team, said he hopes additional Kentucky Baptists in the Paducah area will sign-up to host a viewing party.
“This is about building relationships with neighbors and co-workers and others. Conversation comes very easily after you see some of these powerful video testimonies,” he said. “It is a great springboard to talk about the gospel.”
The “My Hope” viewing parties in West Kentucky are part of RISK: Paducah, an evangelistic emphasis coordinated by the Kentucky Baptist Convention, West Union Baptist Association and several local churches and ministries.
Through Nov. 1-10, Kentucky Baptists and others will host a variety of special events aimed at sharing the love of Christ and the gospel message to the people of West Kentucky.
For a complete list of RISK: Paducah events, visit www.kybaptist.org/annualmeeting and click on the “RISK: Paducah” tab.
For information on “My Hope with Billy Graham,” contact Dan Powell by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (502) 693-9075.
By Dannah Prather, KBC Communications