Over 300 Internet Christians Meet in Person at First-Time-Ever Event in Mexico City

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Global Media Outreach and YWAM Bring People Together via E-mail Technology

Campbell, CA – October 4, 2012 – Today, Global Media Outreach (GMO), the leading, online mission ministry at www.globalmediaoutreach.com and Youth With A Mission International (YWAM) at www.ywam.org, announced that over 300 online Christians met in person at a first-time event in Mexico City on August 25, 2012.
“This was the first time in history people made a decision to accept Jesus Christ online and were then able to meet face-to-face at a celebration in Mexico City,” states Walt Wilson, founder and chairman of Global Media Outreach.
How this First-Time, Christian Event Occurred
Six weeks prior to the event, GMO began sending e-mail invitations to Mexican residents who made a decision to accept Jesus Christ at GMO’s gospel websites such as Jesus2020.com.
“After sending over 12,000 e-mail invitations with an average open rate of 18.49%, 500 people responded and over 300 people actually attended the event,” states Michelle Diedrich, GMO Chief Marketing Officer. “The campaign was very successful, and it is a clear example of how using technology with real, human interactions can make positive changes happen.”
The Results Help Hundreds of New Christians
Over 300 people of all ages attended the free event at 1:00 p.m. where they enjoyed food, drinks, games, music, preaching, and much more for over two hours.
“By combining GMO’s technology and our connections to pastors on the ground, hundreds of people in Mexico who were once alone and online looking for answers, now know other, local Christians they can turn to for prayer, sharing and support,” states Matt Whitlock, Director of The Tribe, a ministry of YWAM international. “The celebration was a huge success, and we are making plans for more, Christian events like this worldwide.”
To discover more about how GMO’s online mission ministry helps people discover how to have a personal relationship with Jesus, visit www.globalmediaoutreach.com.
About Global Media Outreach
Global Media Outreach is a ministry with a vision to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to know Jesus, build their faith and connect in Christian community. GMO uses the Internet and emerging technologies to share the love of Christ and plan of salvation across the globe. In its eight years as a ministry, GMO has seen more than 50 million people indicate a first time or recommitting decision for Christ. For more information about online missions at GMO and GodLife or to give a donation to this Christian ministry, please visit http:///www.globalmediaoutreach.com.
About Youth With A Mission
Youth With A Mission is an international volunteer movement of Christians from many backgrounds, cultures and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced "WHY-wham"), our purpose is simply to know God and to make Him known, www.ywam.org.
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