Whatâ€™s your idea of the average American community?
White picket fences, manicured lawns, and two cars in the garage?
The real America is not so picturesque, and it underscores the urgency of our work as Christians. Research shows, if you live in the typical communityâ€”with 100 average neighborsâ€”hereâ€™s the reality:
7 OF YOUR NEIGHBORS
STRUGGLE WITH DEPRESSION;
SOME CONSIDER SUICIDE
14 FEEL CRIPPLED OR TRAPPED BY
FEAR AND ANXIETY
7 ABUSE OR ARE
ADDICTED TO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
8 ARE STRUGGLING WITH
THE LOSS OF A JOB
3 ARE GRIEVING THE
DEATH OF A LOVED ONE
60 DONâ€™T PROFESS TO BE BORN AGAIN
â€œI feel a deep burden for so many Americans who live with no lasting hope. Together, we can help them ï¬nd it.â€-BILLY GRAHAM
Our nation needs the hope of Jesus Christ
WORKING TOGETHER with local churches and Christians like you, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will hold a nationwide outreach in November 2013, called MY HOPE AMERICA with BILLY GRAHAM, to coincide with my fatherâ€™s 95th birthday. We will proclaim the only message that can change our communities and transform our nationâ€”the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The need is urgent. Will you join usâ€”before itâ€™s too lateâ€”to lift up Christ so that â€œin his name the nations will put their hopeâ€ (MATTHEW 12:21, NIV)? – Franklin Graham, President, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
THE APOSTLE MATTHEW INVITED PEOPLE INTO HIS HOME to meet Jesus (MATTHEW 9:9â€“10). Now you can join concerned Christians across America who will also invite friends and family into their homes, or another gathering place, so that they can hear the life-changing message of the Gospel. Millions of people have done it. So can you.
Many are nervous about sharing their faith. However, as we have done this outreach around the globe, people like you have shared how My Hope made it simple for them and they have been able to help impact lives in a way they never thought possible.