My Hope History

2013

Portugal Portugal

United States & Canada

November 2013


On Billy Graham’s 95th birthday, millions of people watched My Hope via a national Fox News Channel broadcast and hundreds of local broadcasts across the United States and Canada. Through the efforts of 26,000 churches, My Hope was also shown in thousands of living rooms, shelters, prisons and more via DVD and web streaming. To date, more than 110,000 people have indicated decisions for Christ as a result of My Hope in North America. The effort is ongoing, with plans to show the videos again during Easter, 2014.

2011

Portugal

Portugal

December 2011


More than 970 churches and over 5,400 Matthews were trained for My Hope Portugal, a project that was spread out over five days (December 6-10) on a variety of mediums — over-the-air TV, pay-per-view TV, online streaming and DVDs.

Zambia

Zambia

December 2011


From December 1-3, some 60,000 believers in nine Zambia districts invited family and friends to watch a 30-minute program that featured music, testimonies and a powerful Gospel message.

Spain

Spain

December 2011


Believers in Spain are seeing God move beyond their expectations through Mi Esperanza (My Hope), held December 15-17. Over the past few months, about 8,500 individuals from over 1,000 churches were trained to be Matthews.

Haiti

Haiti

July 2011


Nearly double the original report of 3,000 known churches — more than 5,300 congregations — took part in My Hope Haiti and more than 120,000 people made decisions for Christ. Many churches have multiplied, some even starting from scratch, as the effects of the July 21-23 My Hope world evangelism project continue to permeate throughout Haiti. "

2010

Malawi

Malawi

November 2010


From November 4-6, 2010, televisions in private residences and outdoor projectors showed the My Hope programming to thousands across Malawi, the country known as the “Warm Heart of Africa.”

After several meetings and much prayer, BGEA and thousands of churches in Malawi met on May 8 to launch the project. 220 people were in attendance at the launch meeting; this is 70 more than were initially invited. “This is a great moment for the church in Malawi,” said Patrick Semphere, National My Hope Coordinator for Malawi. “Many church leaders have told us this is what they have been praying for.”

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

April 2010


April 2010 broadcast My Hope programs into thousands of homes, where relationship evangelism took place after massive promotional and training activities.

From April 22-24 more than 19,000 Christians representing over 1,800 churches hosted small gatherings in their homes. Puerto Rico is one of the last Latin American regions to carry out the My Hope project. To date, My Hope has been greatly blessed by God in 17 Latin American nations, with over 3 million decisions for Christ.

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

March 2010


The My Hope World Television Project launched in the Dominican Republic in April 2009. Approximately 320 pastors, key denominational leaders and parachurch group members formally invited the BGEA to conduct the My Hope project in their country at the largest launch meeting in the history of this project.

In March 2010, My Hope broadcast programs into thousands of Dominican homes, where friendship evangelism took place after massive organizational, promotional and training activities. Some 40,000 Christians across the Dominican Republic shared their faith during the largest evangelistic outreach in the Caribbean nation’s history.

2009

Thailand

Thailand

December 2009


Several million of Thailand's 60-plus million population has heard the Good News of Jesus Christ, with over twelve thousand people praying to receive Jesus Christ as Savior during the December 17-19 Thailand project.

More than 40,000 Thai Christians were trained to host events. This ministry will continue, as Thai Christians continue to use the programs to reach out to friends and family and tell them about how Jesus Christ is the one and true God and how He can change their life.

2008

Singapore

Singapore

December 2008


4,119 decisions, 236 churches, 18,200 Matthews

Brazil

Brazil

November 2008


BGEA broadcast evangelistic programs for three nights in partnership with 50,000 Brazilian churches, which had trained some 850,000 hosts.

2007

Uruguay

Uruguay

September 2007


My Hope Uruguay programs aired in over 14,000 homes on September 27–29, 2007. We rejoice that more than 33,000 people devoted their lives to Jesus Christ as a result.

2006

Philippines

Philippines

December 2006


More than 500,000 people in the Philippines registered commitments to Christ through BGEA’s My Hope World Television Project. Although the Philippines project is now officially finished, the Gospel continues to advance through the efforts of pastors and evangelists both in large cities and in small villages.

India

India

December 2006


The more than 4 million people who responded to the message of Christ through the My Hope India project in December 2005 and early 2006 paved the way for another round of broadcasts and Video CD (VCD) showings during Christmas 2006 on 69 channels, in 11 languages and throughout all of India’s 28 states.

Mexico

Mexico

November 2006


More than 250,000 people invited loved ones to their homes to hear the Gospel presented. My Hope World TV Project churches reported that more than 249,000 had made commitments to Christ during the Nov. 9-11 broadcasts.

2005

India

India

December 2005


Churches throughout India continue to send reports about the mighty ways God has worked through My Hope India, a massive evangelistic effort that has resulted in more than 4 million people making a commitment to Jesus Christ.

Belarus

Belarus

December 2005


3,102 Decisions from 3,531 Matthews

Moldova

Moldova

November 2005


9,527 total commitments from 580 churches and 38,539 Matthews.

Argentina

Argentina

October 2005


Throughout Argentina, some 180,700 Christians eagerly invited people to their homes, answered calls at the call center and proclaimed the Gospel to any who would listen. 269,393 made commitments to Christ in Argentina.

Chile

Chile

October 2005


The 90,000 Mi Esperanza (My Hope) hosts from 4,800 churches are encouraged by the number of youth who have responded to the broadcasts. And some churches can hardly keep up with all the new believers.

Guatemala

Guatemala

September 2005


More than 47,445 Guatemalans made commitments during Mi Esperanza.(My Hope)

Peru

Peru

September 2005


More than 140,000 Christians invited their friends into their homes and businesses to watch Mi Esperanza (My Hope) broadcasts. They also shared their own stories of how Jesus Christ has changed their lives. As these stories of hope spread, churches across Peru were filled with the more than 247,000 people who made commitments to Jesus Christ during Mi Esperanza.

2004

Bolivia

Bolivia

October 2004


Ecuador

Ecuador

October 2004


64,465 salvations, 21,157 Rededications, 3,177 churches, 53,948 Matthews

Colombia

Colombia

September 2004


Hundreds of thousands of believers, all trained through BGEA, invited unsaved neighbors and friends into their homes. More than 700,000 people made decisions for Christ.

Russia

Russia

April 2004


Amid concerns that doors for evangelism in Russiacould be in danger of closing, the project continued in2004. From January through September, video missionswere organized throughout Russia in venues such as prisons,hospitals, schools, churches, military bases and othersettings. In October, the World Wide Pictures film A Vow toCherish, dubbed into Russian, was shown in more than 500venues. Finally, in November and December, new “There IsHope” television programs, featuring Billy and FranklinGraham, were broadcast on regional television stationsthroughout the Russian Federation. As in 2003, God drewmany people to faith in Jesus Christ.

2003

Panama

Panama

October 2003


Half the evangelical churches in Panama participated in the outreach, as more than 20,000 people hosted evangelistic house parties to which they invited non-Christian friends.

Venezuela

Venezuela

October 2003


Some 130,000 homes across Venezuela held house parties Oct. 1-3. Initial reports showed over 103,000 people had accepted Christ for the first time, and more than 24,000 others had rededicated their lives to Christ.

Russia

Russia

October 2003


God worked powerfully through 44,000 house parties and 4,200 video missions. By mid-December, more than 104,000 people had recorded a decision or asked for more information about Christ in response to the project.

Paraguay

Paraguauy

September 2003


2002

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

October 2002


Thousands of Christians invited friends and neighbors in Central America to hear the Gospel as part of a unique television outreach from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The results were astounding.

Honduras

Honduras

October 2002


86,405 decisions, 1,270 churches, 30,000 Matthews

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

October 2002


38,029 decisions, 1,063 churches, 7,346 Matthews

El Salvador

El Salvador

September 2002


The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and hundreds of local churches brought the Gospel to every corner of El Salvador Nov. 28- 30 through Mi Esperanza (My Hope) broadcasts and more than 60,000 Operation Matthew house parties.