ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP)--"I'm surrendering my life to Jesus, finding my value in Him, praying the prayer above," Jodi of Emporia, Kan., checked on the "What I Value Most" website.
The simple website -- www.whativaluemost.com -- encompasses an ever-increasing number of personal testimonies and a clear Gospel presentation. In the two years it has been available to the public, more than 30,000 people -- in all 50 states and nearly 100 nations -– have visited it.
"Our anticipation was that it would greatly impact Louisiana," said Keith Manuel, evangelism associate with the Louisiana Baptist Convention. "We had no idea it would impact the world."
What I Value Most is one element in the "One-on-One Evangelism Made Simple" materials produced by the Louisiana convention's evangelism/church growth team.
The whativaluemost.com instructions under the website's "Share your story" button are simple: Start with a sentence about what life was like before meeting Jesus, then tell about it in 200 words or less. Next, write another 250 words about how God has made the difference. Click the button to add the story to the website.
And then tell friends, family and others where they can read it through word of mouth or through Facebook and Twitter postings.
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary uses One-on-One Evangelism Made Simple resources in its required supervised ministry course. Since the seminary has extension centers in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama, it's to be expected that a number of hits on the website would come from those states.
"But what's amazing is that New York is No. 7 of all the states, in terms of number of hits," Manuel said. "You wouldn't anticipate that. And California is No. 10!" Read More