New Film from My Hope Ministry Debuts Today

On Oct. 15, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will release “Value of a Soul,” the 2015 installment of evangelistic films available for use free of charge. The new program comes on the heels of the success of its previous My Hope films, “The Cross” released in 2013, and “Heaven” released in 2014.

“Value of a Soul” takes a closer look at the question asked by Jesus and recorded in Mark 8:36-37: “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?”

In addition to an inspirational Gospel message from Franklin Graham, “Value of a Soul” features compelling and powerful stories of hope and faith from Purple Heart recipient and retired Army Maj. Scotty Smiley, who lost his vision from shrapnel in a car bomb explosion while serving in Iraq; Mark Outing, better known as a member of the hard-core underground rap group P.K.O.; and Laura Klock, who owns her own motorcycle shop and has had to cope with difficult issues in her life like having an abortion.

“All three stories, and Franklin’s message in the film, address the underlying truth that each person – each soul – has value,” said Steve Rhoads, global vice president of My Hope. “We are encouraging churches and individuals to pray and plan now for how God can use this film to reach out to neighbors, family and friends with a message of hope this November and beyond.”

The official release date for the film is Oct. 15, as churches and individuals will be able to view the full program online and download it at that time. Free DVDs of “Value of a Soul” can be ordered online, as well. Churches are encouraged to join with others across the nation in planning events using the film on a collective “day of proclamation” on Nov. 7 to coincide with Billy Graham’s 97th birthday.

For more information on My Hope, including tips on how these free resources can be used,visit You can participate by ordering your free copy of “Value of a Soul” and beginning to pray and prepare for an event in your community.

About My Hope
Beginning in 2002, My Hope has been implemented in 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. More than 305,000 churches and 4 million individuals have participated, and more than 10 million salvation and rededication decisions for Jesus Christ have been recorded. My Hope was first implemented in United States in 2013, and has since resulted in more than 160,000 decisions for Christ.

This year, My Hope field representatives across the nation have been meeting and encouraging local pastors in their efforts to reach people with the Gospel. In addition to last year’s film titled “Heaven,” churches continue to use other films like “Defining Moments” and “The Cross,” which has seen 1.3 million view it on YouTube and 500,000 copies distributed on DVD. To-date, more than 300,000 copies of the My Hope film “Heaven” have been dispersed to churches, organizations and individuals since the film released last November.

“Value of a Soul” will also release this fall in Canada. Meanwhile, a new film called “Second Chance” is releasing in the UK in conjunction with My Hope UK.

About the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available.

(Source: Christian Newswire)

October 15, 2015

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