"What Do You Believe America' Tour Hits 25 States

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COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- It is a one-of-a-kind cross-country road trip.

Four adults and 13 teenagers piled into two RV's and one SUV to cover more than 7,000 miles. This is the 'What Do You Believe America Tour.'

Shaun Gibson is youth pastor at Calvary Revival, Rio Grande Valley in New Mexico.  He is the leader of the tour.

"We ask one question per city and in Jamestown, the question is what is the basis for determining right from wrong?," he told CBN News.

Gibson is guiding the teenagers on a marathon missions trip.

"After seeing kind of the way the culture is going, it was just really put upon our heart to come across the United States and stand up for truth," he said.

The goal of the What Do You Believe America Tour is to see 25 states in just 30 days and with each stop, the camera is rolling to capture the answers.

The standards for right and wrong is the question for people in Colonial Williamsuburg, Virginia.

In Dallas/Fort Worth, it was, "Is man good or evil?"

"Basically good," said one respondent.

"Why is that?," the interviewer asked.

"Because that is the way God made man," the person answered.

In Charleston, South Carolina, the question was, What is truth?

"The Bible says Jesus is the way the truth and life, and no one can enter the kingdom, except through him," one person said.

"Truth for me is art," another person responded. "Truth to most people is some kind of God, but I use art as my God."

The answers are sometimes surprising, but so are the lessons learned from more than a thousand recorded conversations.

The lack of bible knowledge among Christians," Gibson said. "We have people who claim faith in Christ. I believe that they believe in Jesus, but have very little knowledge of what he taught or what he spoke."

These young people have knowledge to share. But sharing it with strangers on the street is sometimes a bit intimidating.

"It comes back every single day," one young person said. "The next you think, I am not going to be scared. But no, you just got to pray that God gives me courage. Don't let me let me be scared, because everyone we talk to is a divine appointment."

"We have the truth," said Dominique Taylor, a tour participant. "We have life. We have that message and it is a terrible thing to not share it. "

At the end of every stop, they also stop to share with each other.

any interesting answers to the question, what is the basis of good and evil?," Gibson asked the group.

There was this lady and we were asking her about what she believes and she told us she was a Christian, but not the saved kind," one of the group answered. "Apparently, there is a difference. One just means you believe and the other means you give your life over."

In the end, they know just asking the questions that can open the door to new life.

*Original Broadcast Date: September 7, 2009.

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