Thousands of people responded to the Gospel during My Hope Italia in November. From north to south, Christians organized showings of BGEA’s “The Cross” DVD in churches, cinemas, homes, prisons, immigration centers, universities and hospitals.
“After more than 100 years of history of the Italian evangelical churches, Italy is still to be considered a mission field,” said My Hope Italia Field Director Fabio Micco. Only .5 percent of the country’s inhabitants indicate a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Of the nation’s 2,200 evangelical churches, 2,041 participated in My Hope, some offering more than one showing. There were more than 4,000 showings, including citywide events in Naples and Rome.
“BGEA has been the answer to the prayers of hundreds of Italian pastors,” Micco said. “God has been faithful through the years with a good number of evangelical churches that boomed during the ’70s and ’80s, in a country where the Roman Catholic Church influences every aspect of society and religion. But today, especially among the young people, there is a new awareness that we need to spread the Gospel with every possible tool.”