Make Your Vision Go Viral Endorsements:
Great Cities knew what it wanted to accomplish for the Kingdom of God. And at the helm was a determined, “bulldog” of a man who had an enormous heart for the lost and a vision of what could be. Gary Sorrells, with the help of God, kept the vision clear, direct, and exciting. It was simple, but powerful! This is a great book for people who need inspiration to do what God has called them to do! Dreams do come true!
– Kent Allen | Vice President of Advancement | Oklahoma Christian University
Gary Sorrells has staunchly served the people of South America. In MAKING YOUR VISION GROW VIRAL, Dr. Sorrells further unfolds a compelling plan for the people of the Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking worlds. This volume offers much food for thought for missions planning.
-Clyde N. Austin, Ph.D. | Professor Emeritus, Abilene Christian University | Cross-Cultural Reentry: A book of Readings
Make Your Vision Go Viral is the inspiring story of a group of college students who acted on a dream to reach the cities of Brazil for Jesus Christ. What sprang from their efforts is a story of God’s provision and grace that readers won’t want to miss. This book not only inspires, but it also provides crucial insights into how to turn a deep desire to reach the cities of the world for God into a reality.
Joseph Bentz, Ph.D. | Author of Pieces of Heaven: Recognizing the Presence of God | Professor of English – Azusa Pacific University
Gary tells the story of how God used one ground breaking mission team to transform the approach to kingdom expansion all over the world within Churches of Christ. He has an amazing ability to grasp essential practical lessons that others miss and then translate those lesson into principles that can be instilled in others. This book represents a significant contribution both to missions history and missions theory.
Dan Bouchelle, D.Min. | President | Missions Resource Network
Dr. Gary Sorrells has written a book that is a must read. Using his personal story as the literary vehicle Gary has shared the exciting and successful history of Great Cities Missions as it grew from a single mission team in the 1960s to the dynamic church planting organization of today.
James F. Brickman | Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired) | Chairman, Board of Trustees for Great Cities Missions
As usual, Dr. Gary Sorrells has done his homework, reminding the reader of the purposeful preparation, relentless resolve, and comprehensive commitment required to carry out the Lord’s Great Commission.
Dan Coker, Ph.D | Veteran Latin America Missionary | Fort Worth, Texas
I can’t think of anyone who has helped churches in Latin America grow more than Gary Sorrells. His church-planting insights helped me and my mission team establish a growing work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to see the Kingdom succeed in the Latin world.
Gordon Dabbs, Ph.D. | Preaching Minister | Prestoncrest Church of Christ, Dallas
This book’s ease of reading leads to feeling inspired. You’ll enjoy the intertwining of lives, teams, churches, and universities in a harmonious call to partnerships. The details are vivid, the lives are real, the dreams become realities.
Carley H. Dodd, Ph.D. | Professor of Intercultural Communication and Dean of the Graduate School | Abilene Christian University
With great drama, God has worked through Gary to change eternity for the Latin world. I am forever in debt to Gary and Great Cities Missions for the tools they provided me.
David Duncan, D.Min. | Former Missionary to Vitoria, Brazil | Pulpit Minister – Memorial Church of Christ – Houston
If this book contained only half of Dr. Sorrells’ heart, our cup would surely runneth over enough. “Lucky us,” we get the whole heart and soul of a man’s mission and his desire to bring it to others–simply, in truth, and with great faith and affection.
Eva Marie Everson | President, Word Weavers International, Inc. | Director, Florida Christian Writers Conference
What a blessing to have such a well-written personal history of Church of Christ missionaries in South America. This book should be in the libraries of all University Mission Departments, and in the homes of all those who have a heart for missions.
Berrylin McGehee Houston | Jacksonville, Florida
Written with keen historical perspective by a passionate leader in world missions, Make Your Vision Go Viral is a compelling story of what the Lord can do with men and women whose hearts are open to His call. This book is part history, part memoir, part “how-to,” and very much inspirational.
J. Terry Johnson | Past President | Oklahoma Christian University
I just finished reading your book and it is great – very great. I was reliving most of my lifetime on nearly every page. I was also humbled and inspired by the hundreds of times you say that God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus were with us and deserve all the credit. How else would we have gotten to this wonderful point? You have written a truly wonderful work on world missions – urban. You cover all of the bases.
Ellis Long, Ph.D. | Founder | Great Cities Missions
This one is a “must read” for every member of God’s family. We are all recipients of His grace and of Jesus Commission to make disciples. Who better than Gary Sorrells to tell the thrilling story? His passion for lost people shines through from beginning to end.
Royce Money, Ph.D. | Chancellor | Abilene Christian University
This book is a must read for anyone considering working in the mission field. Gary’s observations on mission work are backed by many years of experience. No wonder the Great Cities is such a respected work across Christian missionary networks.
John B Muns | Trustee, Bell Trust | Dallas, Texas
I have observed through living abroad, serving as an overseer, and funding mission programs around the world for 45 years. “Make Your Vision Go Viral” is a must read for individuals, elderships, and mission committees. This is how to do it!
Al Smith | Elder | Central Church of Christ Amarillo
Gary gives us an up-close, un-cut, and up-lifting look into the compelling lives and dreams of young missionaries who, like our mighty God, chose to call things that are not as though they were.
Allan Stanglin | Preaching Minister | Central Church of Christ | Amarillo, Texas 79101