Kathmandu, Nepal; Chennai, India; Helsinki, Finland—each of these mega-cities has been transformed by the gospel through the “Power to Change” (P2C) campaign.
Using a symphony of all media for 30 days of nonstop communication, P2C tells how God provides the power to change a life through a personal relationship with His Son—Jesus Christ. All media directs its audience to a campaign website or call center that contain more information on the gospel message and where they can leave contact information for the local church to follow-up.
Campaign books are also distributed with powerful testimonies from nationals about how Jesus changed their lives as well as a clear presentation of the gospel message. Here is a compelling story of an Indian TV actress from the Chennai campaign book:
Abandoned by all, I had worked my way up from the age of 8. I worked as a housemaid and the master of the house trained me in dance and introduced me to films and television. Once I became rich and famous my mother and siblings came to live with me. My boyfriend used me in every sense of the term. I hated my life, but tolerated it as the pay helped me educate my baby sister and support my mother. I felt I was safe in the cocoon that I had built around myself. I had a job, a nice boyfriend and my family was under my care.
Returning home from work one day I walked into my bedroom to find my baby sister in a compromising position with my boyfriend. My whole world came crashing down. I locked myself in my room, swallowed my mother’s sleeping pills, drank a bottle of alcohol that I found and slashed my wrists—making sure that I will die. I woke up in hospital. I had been saved and had failed in my attempt to take my life.
I moved out of my home and, with the help of a friend, continued to work … Another friend of mine told me about a meeting that was being held for artists in a house nearby. I decided to go there. For the first time I heard about a new God who came to make our lives better. He died so that we can live and He was betrayed like me, He was abandoned like me and He died alone. His life was so similar to mine.
I did not know of any gods that had died so that I may live. One night I spoke aloud and asked God to reveal Himself to me. In my dream, I saw a man clad in white who sprinkled water on me …
For the first time in my life, I felt loved. I believed that I have found someone who watched over me … I still work as an actress but with a difference, I do not live by the standards of this world, I live by the standard that God has set for me. All my colleagues have noticed a marked difference in me and my behavior and when they ask me, I do not hesitate to say that I have found a true friend in Jesus.
Powerful stories like this one have touched the lives of millions—making P2C one of the most effective mass evangelism campaigns in East-West history.
Please join us in praying for these campaigns:
- For the next P2C campaign in Hyderabad, India in 2012.
- For the continued efforts by the local church and volunteers as they follow up.
- For the cities of Helsinki, Kathmandu and Chennai—the formal campaign is over, but people are still hearing and responding to the gospel.