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Reaching Souls International celebrates 100 million salvation decisions worldwide

Nonprofit ministry reaches encouraging milestone ahead of schedule, credits growth to loyal donors

OKLAHOMA CITY — With 35 years of ministry behind him and the solid foundation of the underlying Word of God, “Reaching Souls International™ is delighted to announce the fruits of the global harvest, reporting 100 million salvation decisions since the organization was founded in 1986.

Reaching Souls, which supports more than 2,000 national missionaries in 13 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, has been wisely tracking the effectiveness of its ministry for years, eager to give glory to God for a great harvest of souls around the world.

“When it comes to reaching people for Christ, there’s no time to waste,” said Dustin K. Manis, president and CEO of Reaching Souls. “Choosing to count something is an indicator of its value. Therefore, we count what matters and praise God for it all. If you don’t measure your progress, it’s easy to get distracted by things that aren’t important or essential. Results matter to God, and they should matter to us.

Reaching Souls provides essential evangelistic tools and support that enable thousands of missionaries around the world to reach their own people groups with the gospel. The ministry believes that partnering with local leaders who are relationally and culturally connected to their communities is not only the most effective way to share the gospel, but also the most affordable and effective.

“Our donors may never meet the people whose lives they impact, but rest assured, it is through them that we are able to spread the gospel to every corner of the earth,” notes Odus L. Compton, COO of Reaching Souls. “The value of a soul is priceless, and while no equation can quantify the eternal value of salvation through Christ, we do know that for every $0.65 donated by donors through Reaching Souls the last year, an individual came to know Christ.”

As we celebrate this new milestone, Reaching Souls aims to continue expanding into new territories, new countries, and new continents in an effort to fulfill the Great Commission.

“Our only goal is a soul goal,” shares Manis. “Our mission is in our name. Reaching this incredible milestone of 100 million salvation decisions motivates us to resolutely pursue the work of equipping dedicated missionaries through the support of generous donors. We invite everyone to be part of this great harvest for the Kingdom of God. When you choose to invest in souls, you leave an eternal impact.

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About Reaching Souls International

Since 1986, Reaching Souls International™ has worked to make the name of Jesus and his gospel known worldwide by equipping local Christians with the resources to effectively share the gospel with their own group. Reaching Souls is currently partnered with over 2,000 missionaries in 13 countries on three continents. The ministry aspires to reach the maximum number of people for Christ in the minimum time and in the most efficient way.


Heidi McDow
A. Larry Ross Communications
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