*Some 45,000 Christians across the Dominican Republic are gearing up this week to share their faith as part of the largest evangelistic outreach in the Caribbean nation’s history.

From March 18-20, these Christians will implement the latest project of My Hope, carried out in partnership with the Charlotte, N.C.-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).

“Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is always important, but religious leaders in the Dominican Republic believe now is a particularly opportune time for churches there to reach out beyond their walls,” said Bill Conard, vice president of international ministries at BGEA, speaking in a news release. “These Christians are taking a bold stand for Jesus Christ, and we know God will honor their efforts.”

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