Announce – Winter 2017
One of the many interesting things about being at Need Him Global is the number of people and organizations that are looking for help in sharing the Gospel. It usually involves asking if they could leverage our Echo response system or if we could be the response component of some campaign or idea. We respond to each offer and are always careful to make sure our beliefs are consistent and that we keep any calls, chats or texts focused on sharing the message of Jesus Christ.
We are about to celebrate our one-year anniversary with one of those unexpected partnerships. A handful of believers in Omaha, NE had a vision to simply remind people of who God is each week on local television. When we asked them what they were hoping to accomplish they responded:
We feel that these commercial spots are to arouse curiosity in the viewer about who God is. Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” We feel like this is what these spots are to be doing.
The commercial has no audio and airs on the local NBC affiliate at various times throughout each month. The idea is to pull attention to the silence and simply remind people that God is there. It is not an action filled video filled with multiple images or fancy production but a simple message that sits on television screens demanding a response. We are grateful for this partnership and the lives that have been changed because of it.
Recently, another one of these unforeseen opportunities came along. An individual contacted us sharing that she felt led to create a mobile billboard with a call to meet Jesus. She had already spoken to a company that would create the billboard truck and drive it from south Florida to Boston and back along US Route 95 this winter. The message reads “Everyone who calls on Jesus Christ will be saved”. It also includes ChatAboutJesus.com on all sides so people can learn more about what it means to become a follower of Jesus. We have no idea what impact this will have but undoubtedly many people will be reminded that we all need Jesus if we want to be saved.
May God continue to work in mysterious ways.