by Bob Nunnally, IT Technician/App Coordinator
The huge smile on Nora Gen’s face said it all. She had just been given a digital copy of an audio Bible and some GNPI videos she could now play on her new mobile phone. Sharing the audio Scripture with her invalid mother, who was unable to read, would allow her to hear the Gospel in her own Madi language. Nora Gen was also excited because she knew that in the evening, people sitting around their huts would enjoy watching the GNPI videos and other Christian videos that had just been loaded onto her phone. She was eager to use her new phone to share the Good News of Christ with her family and friends.
In my recent trip to South Sudan, I learned that Nora Gen’s story has the potential of being played out all around the world. Mobile phones are penetrating every corner of the globe and becoming prized possessions of people who live in areas with few paved roads, little electricity, and a scarcity of safe drinking water. Missionaries and nationals are taking advantage of this amazing technology to share the Gospel with people who have never heard or may not know how to read. By using their mobile phones, people with little or no education can watch, listen, and share the wonderful news of Jesus with those around them.