Everybody loves a good story, and Christians should be the best storytellers of all because we have the most amazing story to tell – the story of Jesus. International Media Ministries (IMM) creates quality Gospel story videos for distribution in multiple countries and they want more people to use their content to share Jesus with others.
Denise Godwin with IMM says, “One of the things we’re doing at International Media Ministries is equipping people who maybe don’t have all the ability to go out and buy a big studio or a media package of things, but maybe they have a cell phone. So we’re giving them training in very basic storytelling with a mobile phone.
“This gives them the opportunity to go home to their own culture — or if we’ve come in — to train them to do media stories just from their cell phone; really simple local stories that have a lot of influence.”
One of the people groups IMM is trying to help reach is the Diaspora — people who have fled to Europe from their home countries because of unrest. The people fleeing to Europe and even further West come from diverse backgrounds and languages.
Godwin encourages Christians to see this influx of refugees with Great Commission eyes. “What a great opportunity for local missions workers to reach whole new people groups, and they can do that by using media! So we’re training people who maybe think of themselves as a church planter or just a local person to use their phone to tell a story that catches people’s eyes and gets them interested in what they have to share about hope in Christ.”
For example, if you want to share the Gospel with a friend from Sudan, “Find a video online from a ministry that is in, say, a Sudanese language but it has subtitles in English so you both can understand it and then have a conversation.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for spiritual protection over IMM team members as they work on new media projects.
- Ask God to use IMM’s Gospel media content to open people’s hearts.
- Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel with others in your circles.