Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. They ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Every eight seconds, somewhere in the world, another person indicates a decision to follow Christ after watching the "JESUS" film.
Every eight seconds... that's 10,800 people per day, 324,000 per month and more than 3.8 million per year! That’s like the population of the entire city of Pittsburgh, PA coming to Christ every 28 ¼ days. And yet, if you are like many people, you may have never even heard of it.
Called by some “one of the best-kept secrets in Christian missions,” a number of mission experts have acclaimed the film as one of the greatest evangelistic tools of all time. Since 1979 more than 200 million men, women and children worldwide have indicated decisions to follow Jesus after viewing the film. In addition, through hundreds of partners an estimated 10+ million decisions have been made as the film "JESUS" is used extensively by the Body of Christ worldwide.
Based on the Gospel of Luke, the "JESUS" film has now been translated into more than 1,140 languages, with new languages being added every month. This allows God’s Word to speak to people in more than 200 countries in languages they know and understand. By God’s grace, it is yielding a spiritual harvest of unprecedented results.
Not only is the story of the "JESUS" film one of effective evangelism, but also a powerful tool for expanding the church worldwide. Hundreds of churches, missions groups and denominational agencies, both indigenous and global, are also seeing this tool ignite the launch and growth of thousands of new churches.
One denominational leader, whose ministry has used the "JESUS" film for more than a decade, has said that its value in accelerating their church-planting efforts is equivalent to "fishing with dynamite!" His ministry alone has birthed more than 26,000 church fellowships using the "JESUS" film in dozens of languages.
God is using this film in powerful ways to reach people and build His church worldwide. And yet, so much of the world remains in spiritual darkness. Billions of people have never had the opportunity to hear God’s message of salvation and say "yes" to Christ.
The JESUS Film Project is reaching millions with the gospel of Christ, but with your help, so many more can be reached. By getting involved today, you can make a difference in the lives of people through the message of hope—Jesus, and bring God's light into the darkness.
The mission of Interserve USA is to glorify God by serving His Church and sharing Jesus Christ in holistic ministry where He is least known.
If you are looking for support regarding cross-cultural ministry, we can help.
We offer lots of services which enable effective ministry “out there”, including unreached people in the most difficult places in Asia and the Arab World. Most importantly, we provide good member care on the field, via our international organization. That’s what you most need to be successful, long-term, in the hard places. We can tell you more about how that works whenever you want to have those conversations.
In the meantime I encourage you to work at the other major requirement for success – an adequate support base in the US. Interserve USA can provide some of what you need in that regard, but not enough. Cross-cultural workers need a significant, personal support base providing prayer, emotional, and practical support while on the field. Generally this comes from friends, family, and a home (sending) fellowship. If you don’t have such a base, I encourage you to work now on developing one, even while you explore other aspects of getting to where God wants you to be.
Operating in Middle Tennessee since 1999, Greenhouse reached over 39,000 underprivileged individuals and families last year. We provide assistance with food, clothing, job skill training, adult education classes and counseling.
Greenhouse Ministries offers life transformation as volunteers make themselves available to encourage and motivate the clients, to inspire them to dream, to make better choices and needed changes in their lives, to promote wholeness, and to give back to others in the community.
Since it’s inception in 1989, TheHopeLine has grown into a well-funded, highly technological, and strategically operated system of call centers that serve as the rescue arm of the Dawson McAllister Association. Beginning with a handful of volunteers the manned the phones in 1989, TheHopeLine now has over 450 trained volunteers serving from five major call center across the United States and several satellite call centers located on or near the campuses of prestigious Christian colleges and universities. Major call centers are located in Tennessee, South Dakota, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.
Clear thinking and right values are provided to callers and those connecting via instant messaging six days a week 365 days a year. In addition, TheHopeLine has partnered with strong faith-based partners to provide longer term care and services to those seeking help, advice and healing. Trained volunteers serve as HopeCoaches, engaging teenagers and young adults by listening, empathizing, encouraging, offering biblical perspectives and prayer.
The mission of The Gideons International is to win the lost for Christ, and our unique method is the distribution of Bibles and New Testaments in selected streams of life. Gideons have placed or distributed more than 1.7 billion complete Bibles and New Testaments in more than 190 countries around the world . . . so far. Having God's Word can lead people to faith in Christ, and we invite you to explore this website to learn more about the Gideons and how you can help us provide God's Word.
The Gideons International is an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men who are members of Protestant/evangelical churches. Our members are dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and the distribution of God's Word in more than 190 countries around the world.
The majority of Gideons live and serve in their local communities, making us very effective and efficient because . . .
Incorporated in 1975, Tennessee Right to Life is the state’s oldest and largest pro-life advocacy organization. We are a non-profit, non-sectarian, volunteer-based organization affiliated with the National Right to Life Committee in Washington, D.C. and made up of local county chapters throughout Tennessee.
Tennessee Right to Life exists to promote public respect for the dignity of every human life especially those threatened by abortion, infanticide, partial-birth abortion, assisted suicide, or euthanasia. TRL advocates the protection of human life without regard to age, handicap, condition or social position.
Tennessee Right to Life is committed to effectively advocating the protection of human life through educational outreach, passage of protective legislation and the development of an informed, active grassroots movement statewide. Additionally, members of Tennessee Right to Life assist in providing direct and tangible resources to women and families facing difficult or unexpected pregnancies.
Members of Tennessee Right to Life represent a broad cross section of Tennessee’s growing population and include persons of diverse religious, ethnic, economic and political backgrounds working together to promote and restore societal respect for all human life. WITH THIS IN MIND WE SEEK TO