Samaritan’s Purse Releases Free Kids’ Bible Game App

BOONE, N.C., Jan. 28, 2020

Christian parents now have a new resource to help their kids learn about the Bible based on a discipleship program that’s already leading millions of children to Christ all over the world.

Samaritan’s Purse has released a mobile app, called Greatest Journey, that lets kids beam into Bible history. Players captain a time‑traveling spaceship that lets them visit and observe major events in the Bible, with a special emphasis on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The app is totally free, with no in‑app purchases or advertisements.

“Our mission has always been to introduce people to Jesus Christ,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “This app helps children learn more about the Word of God and is another way to reach kids with the message of the Gospel. It’s a lot of fun.”

Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2019, the ministry is now sending more than 10.5 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 100 countries.

The game itself was designed in partnership with a video game development company in California specifically with 5‑ to 9‑year‑old children in mind. “When my grandkids play the games on the Greatest Journey app, they can’t put it down,” said Franklin Graham. “I’ve enjoyed seeing how they get excited when stories from the Bible, like David and Goliath, are brought to life right in their hands.”

The idea for the app came from the international discipleship course created by Samaritan’s Purse for children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. After receiving these gifts, many children are invited to participate in a discipleship program called The Greatest Journey. Its 12 lessons include Bible stories and Scripture memorization so children can learn how to follow Jesus Christ in their lives and share him with others. Nearly 19 million children in more than 100 countries have enrolled in this program since 2009.

To learn more about Greatest Journey, visit https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/tgj-game-app/. The app is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play in more than 140 countries.

Media Contact

Dana Williams,
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dmwilliams@samaritan.org

Samaritan’s Purse is an international Christian relief and evangelism organization headed by Franklin Graham. Since 1993, more than 178 million Operation Christmas Child gift‑filled shoeboxes have been distributed to children in more than 160 countries and territories. To learn about year‑round and seasonal volunteer opportunities or to serve with Operation Christmas Child, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ.