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Only 6% of new Christians still follow Christ after one year.

WHY DO ONLY 6% OF NEW BELIEVERS STAY WITH CHRIST?

In 2000, Rich and a mission team from the U.S. showed the Jesus film in 40 villages in Izere land, where Rich & Janice had worked for 14 years. The showing of the Jesus film revealed a heart-rending need for follow-up: 4000 people made decisions for Christ. There was much joy in the villages Almost none of the new believers stayed with Christ.

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Why Do People Leave Christ?

TOGETHER, WE’RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE

While Rich was completing his doctorate in follow-up he met Eyasu, the head of evangelism in the largest denomination in Ethiopia. Eyasu is in charge of 1,200 evangelists. Eyasu urged Rich to come to Ethiopia and meet with the evangelists. The evangelists were excited by the prospect of learning how to follow-up new believers. A year later, Rich and a team went over and trained a hundred evangelists in follow-up. After the training, in one area alone, four evangelists had four hundred people in follow-up classes.

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What are the keys to successful follow-up?
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