Team Middle East - update 5, Go therefore, and Preach...
The Lord is using modern technology to advance His Kingdom! Today we were a part of a live video stream that was viewed in 5 Musl im-majority countries: Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Sudan, Egypt and Tunisia. The majority of the viewers are Chris tians who have recently conver ted, but there have also been Mus lims who stumble across the program and are introduced to Chri st. Many of the believers use this video feed as their only source of spiritual nourishment. Unlike TV programs, the video stream is interactive and allows viewers to ask questions. Our team taught on how we can please God, since this is a struggle for Musl ims who are confronted with a lifetime of good works, but no assurance of heaven upon death. We talked about how there is nothing we can do to please God because sin separates us from Him... and only through entering a relationship with Him through Jesus can we begin a relationship. From this relationship we can now live a life, infused by the Holy Spirit, which pleases the Lord.
At night we spoke at a church in a nearby city. The pastor of this church has a heart for mobilizing his congregants to reach out beyond the four walls of their church, a concept that is foreign to many Chris tians in this area. Our team had a chance to encourage and pray for fellow believers.
Please pray for this video outreach which is discipling many believers in closed countries and for a mighty move of God's Spirit in the local church.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20