I am safely home from my Kinshasa trip. Your partnership with me, enabled me to train 33 leaders from 9 French-speaking (Francophone) countries in Africa. The trainees were friendly with contagious smile. Our missionaries, students and some professionals were excited to engage in digital mission to make a difference. In Africa there is a rapid growing mobile market and even faster growth in the number of social media users.
God is at work and people are hearing the gospel. For example, Riche Mbengi Mayele is a Law student in Kinshasa. He used to face challenges to start spiritual conversations with students on campus. Now, because of the tablet strategy he learned, students are open to explore more about Jesus. He passionately shared how the tablet with the Jesus Film and God Tools apps are helping him to connect well with students.
Riche led Emmanuel to the Lord after using a Jesus film clip and the Four Spiritual Laws (evangelistic) presentation. Riche used his tablet to do follow up with Emmanuel, by showing him the “Walking with Jesus” discipleship series. Now Emmanuel is joining Riche to reach other students for Jesus.
Another example is Bayang Mo-gnanguele, a staff member in Chad. He is very passionate about using Facebook to share the gospel.
His Facebook page attracted Rita, who works in the Customs office. Rita was following posts and Bible verses posted by Bayang. One day Rita sent a message on Facebook, requesting help and Bayang responded. They discovered they were in the same city so Rita invited Bayang to his home. Once there and sharing with them, Rita and all his family members gave their lives to Jesus. Bayang continued with regular chats with Rita and challenged him to talk about God with others. Rita is very outgoing and started talking about his new found Savior to his Muslim friend. Soon his Muslim friend becomes a believer and he is now in the follow up. The story doesn’t end here. Even as a new Christian, this Muslim man is preaching the gospel to others we can not reach. Watch the interview I did with Bayang
Miheret T. Eshete