Sunday, 7 December 2008

100-Million Viewings

Yesterday was an extraordinary milestone as we celebrated the second anniversary of the posting of the very first Bus Stop Bible Studies on Canadian public transit. On Tuesday, December 6th, 2006 any passenger who took one of the 260 buses originating at the TTC’s Malvern Garage would have seen the Word of God, as a total of 520 Bus Stop Bible Studies were on display (two on each bus). In the past two years we conservatively estimate that Bus Stop Bible Studies have been seen more than 100-million times. It is, quite naturally, an emotional event for all of us who have recognized the Hand of God at work, bringing this life-changing ministry into reality. For me it is the wonder of a dream being born and nurtured to life. While the dream has become a reality – seeing lives and souls being saved by the Word of God and tens of thousands of people being encouraged each and every day – I am convinced that it is yet a newborn dream that God has only just started to unfold.

Too often we put limitations on what we think God is capable of, or even willing to do, to reach the millions of lost and hurting souls in Canada and around the world.

If you read Billy Graham’s autobiography, Just as I am, you will realize that even before he preached at his first crusade, he recognized that God had called him to do something very special. Like all of us Billy Graham was just an ordinary human being but, by placing his will in God’s hands, he has helped change the world. What an example and encouragement to us all. What will God do with Bus Stop Bible Studies? Where will He take it? Only time will tell, but even to bring it this far it could only have been accomplished with the help and support of the many who have prayed for and supported this ministry. To each one of you, on behalf of the Board of Directors and our volunteers, I want to express our sincere gratitude.