Video Advertisements Spark Interest about Jesus

Advertisements for the JESUS film videos spark surprising response in the island nations of Cyprus.

By Bill Sundstrom
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During the 2005 Christmas season, Aristotelis Tsinoglou wanted to reach the whole island of Cyprus with the gospel.

Director of Agape Cyprus, Campus Crusade for Christ in this small island nation located in the Mediterranean, Telis put advertisements for the JESUS film video in 3 magazines with a nationwide circulation. Several hundred people called in, enthusiastic at the prospect of getting a video. Many wanted extra copies for their children or colleagues at work.

One man from the remote village of Lisos wanted 30 videos to give to other families in the village.

"People in Cyprus are really prejudiced against evangelicals," says Telis, "so we were pleased that so many called. Each time we do a campaign like this there is less prejudice."