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OneHope Reaches its Billionth Child with the Gospel
Ministry hits major milestone and plans to reach nearly 100 million more children in 2014
“It’s incredible to hear a number like one billion,” said Rob Hoskins, president of OneHope. “But our focus isn’t on big numbers. We desire to affect individual lives with the message of Hope found in God’s Word.”
The event was even more momentous when people realized the significance of who handed Liu Chunxue her Book of Hope: Dima. Almost 22 years ago, Dima received his own copy of the Book of Hope in Russia, as a teenager, and it changed his life forever.Dima was immersed in a culture where drugs and alcohol usage was the norm, but after receiving his Book of Hope he gave his life to God. Today, he is ministering in China.
“I think about the power of a book, of getting into a country and giving that book to children,” said Dima. “My life was transformed, and for the first time, I knew real joy.”
Dima and Liu Chunxue are just two of the now more than one billion children (http://www.onehope.net/
“We have always believed that if we could share God’s Word with every child, the world would be drastically different,” said Hoskins. “Since 1987, we have been working closely with local partners and churches to create relevant Scripture materials that speak to the specific needs of young people in their community.”
From story-telling programs to books, films, virtual worlds and apps, OneHope uses mediums that resonate with young people. Not a one-size-fits-
Founded in 1987, OneHope is an international ministry that is changing lives by sharing Scripture with young people around the world. Each Scripture program is age specific and customized based on research OneHope conducts among children and youth, leaders and educators in the countries it works. In collaboration with churches and ministries — and working with local governments, schools and non-governmental organizations — OneHope has reached over a billion young people in more than 125 countries with a relevant Gospel message. www.OneHope.net
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Rob Hoskins; OneHope President.