Record numbers seeking spiritual help globally over coronavirus

  
Via:  heartland-american  •  2 months ago  •  25 comments

By:   Michael F. Haverluck

Record numbers seeking spiritual help globally over coronavirus
As numbers continue to rise to more than 380,000 cases and nearly 17,000 deaths from the coronavirus worldwide, more and more businesses and governments are shutting many operations down, which is causing an increased amount of pain and hardship globally. "During the present pandemic, Gospel Media Outreach helps those who are hurting and afraid," Gowler states. "We provide a highly personal interaction without physical contact, so those quarantined can still have a deeply personal connection...

This is indeed good news.  People are responding to this and finding hope.  Best of all, technology making it possible to reach people secretly whether they live in China, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia or any other closed society. 


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As fear circles the globe over the coronavirus, those who are seeking spiritual comfort has reached unprecedented levels worldwide.

As people's fear over physical, financial or employment wellbeing continues to spike due to the COVID-19 panic, a pioneering and leading online ministry reports that record numbers of people are searching for answers through faith, God and the Bible.

Crisis drawing man toward God

Global Media Outreach  (GMO) founder and chairman Walt Wilson says man's concerns over mortality and the unknown during the coronavirus pandemic are drawing people to God for the answers.

"Fear is a natural response to a situation like this that none of us have encountered before," Wilson explains in a GMO press release. "What we're seeing is millions of people open to talking about faith in the face of fear, and we're ramping up to be available for them."

Besides a massive uptick in those seeking out online ministries for answers, online search engines are reporting burgeoning numbers of those seeking advice as their apprehension about the severity of the virus weighs them down.

"According to Google, searches about fears around the virus, uncertain finances and employment are growing rapidly," says Wilson, whose digital ministry reaches people around the globe via the Internet and mobile technologies, as well as through a proprietary and secure messaging system.

When technology users respond to GMO's message of hope online, they are given spiritual support and connected to a Christian community so they can grow in their faith.

The Great Commission fast forward

Since GMO was founded in 2004, it has reached nearly 2 billion people, with more than 223 million having responded positively to its message of putting their faith and hope in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The pioneer in Internet ministry has reached out and touched lives with God's love and offered the message of peace, encouragement and spiritual guidance in every nation on Earth.

With the growing panic over the coronavirus, GMO president Jeff Gowler says the number of those being touched by the ministry is burgeoning so much that it is having to expand in order to meet the greater demand.

"We have grown strategically and intentionally so that through our staff and volunteers, we can scale up to meet the higher and higher levels of need we're seeing now," Gowler shares.

"With uncertainty about COVID-19, our personal touches have gone from 350,000 people per day – reaching now upwards to 500,000. The only limit we face is the financial cost of telling people we're available through online and social media ads. People dealing with fear and anxiety need comfort and support, and we're here to help."

Currently, GMO is using 3,500 online volunteers who speak 50 different languages in a massive effort to answer questions from inquiring Internet users around the world. A major part of their outreach is guiding and praying for new believers as they enter their new spiritual journey in a safe environment that provides anonymity.

As numbers continue to rise to  more than 380,000 cases and nearly 17,000 deaths from the coronavirus worldwide , more and more businesses and governments are shutting many operations down, which is causing an increased amount of pain and hardship globally.

"During the present pandemic, Gospel Media Outreach helps those who are hurting and afraid," Gowler states. "We provide a highly personal interaction without physical contact, so those quarantined can still have a deeply personal connection with online volunteers who will encourage and pray for them."

In uncertain times, the Christian leader – whose ministry is headquartered in Plano, Texas – encourages believers to help spread the message of hope and eternal life around the world.

"Right now, matters of faith are front and center for all seven billion people on our planet," Gowler adds. "We're calling for people to be bold in uncertain times and [join] us to replace distress with hope and to lead millions to peace and assurance through a relationship with Jesus."


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Heartland American
1  seeder  Heartland American    2 months ago

 "What we're seeing is millions of people open to talking about faith in the face of fear, and we're ramping up to be available for them."

Besides a massive uptick in those seeking out online ministries for answers, online search engines are reporting burgeoning numbers of those seeking advice as their apprehension about the severity of the virus weighs them down.

"According to Google, searches about fears around the virus, uncertain finances and employment are growing rapidly," says Wilson, whose digital ministry reaches people around the globe via the Internet and mobile technologies, as well as through a proprietary and secure messaging system.

When technology users respond to GMO's message of hope online, they are given spiritual support and connected to a Christian community so they can grow in their faith.

The Great Commission fast forward

Since GMO was founded in 2004, it has reached nearly 2 billion people, with more than 223 million having responded positively to its message of putting their faith and hope in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The pioneer in Internet ministry has reached out and touched lives with God's love and offered the message of peace, encouragement and spiritual guidance in every nation on Earth.

With the growing panic over the coronavirus, GMO president Jeff Gowler says the number of those being touched by the ministry is burgeoning so much that it is having to expand in order to meet the greater demand.

"We have grown strategically and intentionally so that through our staff and volunteers, we can scale up to meet the higher and higher levels of need we're seeing now," Gowler shares.

"With uncertainty about COVID-19, our personal touches have gone from 350,000 people per day – reaching now upwards to 500,000. The only limit we face is the financial cost of telling people we're available through online and social media ads. People dealing with fear and anxiety need comfort and support, and we're here to help."

Currently, GMO is using 3,500 online volunteers who speak 50 different languages in a massive effort to answer questions from inquiring Internet users around the world. A major part of their outreach is guiding and praying for new believers as they enter their new spiritual journey in a safe environment that provides anonymity.   https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/49870/record-numbers-seeking-spiritual-help-globally-over-coronavirus

 
 
 
devangelical
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Heartland American @1    2 months ago
they are given spiritual support and connected to a Christian community so they can grow in their faith

 aka stockholm syndrome

 
 
 
Heartland American
1.1.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 months ago

The beauty of this is that we can reach people in places totally hostile and closed to us due to regime ideology or to another state religion. This technology allows us to go into and reach people in countries where it is a capital offense to believe as we do. Between this, other internet and satellite tv and radio and regional shortwave radio etc. we can defy all who would restrict our message from their people. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
1.1.2  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 months ago

Or mass delusions.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
1.1.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Heartland American @1.1.1    2 months ago
The beauty of this is that we can reach people in places totally hostile and closed to us due to regime ideology or to another state religion.

So using the "we're persecuted" excuse. Even though we know it's false.


This technology allows us to go into and reach people in countries where it is a capital offense to believe as we do.
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devangelical
1.1.4  devangelical  replied to  Heartland American @1.1.1    2 months ago
we can reach people in places totally hostile and closed to us due to regime ideology

a lot of foreign gov'ts frown on religious based charity scams

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @1.1    2 months ago
aka stockholm syndrome

That shows a startling lack of knowledge of what Stockholm Syndrome is.

 
 
 
Heartland American
1.1.6  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  devangelical @1.1.4    2 months ago

There are no scams in these outreach efforts.  But now we can reach people in hostile places like Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, China, North Korea, and other places the regime or majority religion hate us with no fear of repercussions for the local believer.  American secularists can no longer count on hostile regimes in other parts of the world to prevent us from getting our message out to He whole world.  

 
 
 
Heartland American
1.1.7  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.5    2 months ago

That was just plain silliness on their part...

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    2 months ago

Whatever floats their boats.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 months ago

It is great to be able to reach out to people who have their personal needs and provide comfort, Hope, and possibly tangible personal help. I’m glad that during a crisis like this that there are people reaching out to help.  

 
 
 
devangelical
2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Heartland American @2.1    2 months ago
It is great to be able to reach out to people who have their personal needs

quite literally, and since the inception of born again fake xtianity.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Heartland American @2.1    2 months ago
It is great to be able to reach out to people who have their personal needs and provide comfort, Hope, and possibly tangible personal help.

And ask for how much in donations, tithes, or subservience?

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.1.3  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Ozzwald @2.1.2    2 months ago

Nothing via this ministry.   That might compromise their identity as new Christians if there is no physical local presence of a Christian Church in their area or nation.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.1.4  Ozzwald  replied to  Heartland American @2.1.3    2 months ago
That might compromise their identity as new Christians if there is no physical local presence of a Christian Church in their area or nation.  

Subservience it is!  Thanks for answering.

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.2  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    2 months ago

I've said before people become irrational when there's a crisis. So this is not surprising. Let's see if people keep this up once the Covid crisis end's and life goes back to normal.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.2.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Gordy327 @2.2    2 months ago

You mean that people will again feel self centered and back in personal control and no longer feel the need for hope, faith, comfort, or a God other than themselves in their lives?  

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.2.2  Gordy327  replied to  Heartland American @2.2.1    2 months ago

Like I said before, irrational and delusional.

 
 
 
Heartland American
2.2.3  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Gordy327 @2.2.2    2 months ago

Such condescending arrogance on display here simply calling all who have a lifestyle and belief system different from yours irrational and delusional simply because you choose to disagree with it

 
 
 
Gordy327
2.2.4  Gordy327  replied to  Heartland American @2.2.3    2 months ago

Not condescending. Just simple fact. In times of crisis, people might turn to religion for comfort and such. Fear & uncertainty is probably the prime motivator. Do you deny that possibility? In addition to being irrational, such motivations should be suspect too, as they are more fear based than genuine. Thus, it might only be temporary until normality is restored. BTW, I havent mentioned my beliefs. So if that's the basis of your argument,  then it falls quite flat on that alone.

 
 
 
MrFrost
3  MrFrost    2 months ago

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Heartland American
3.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  MrFrost @3    2 months ago

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Jeremy Retired in NC
4  Jeremy Retired in NC    2 months ago
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Jeremy Retired in NC
4.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4    2 months ago

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Heartland American
4.1.1  seeder  Heartland American  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.1    2 months ago

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