Media: The Language of My People
Mike Schrage, Executive Director
Cairo is a mega city on the northern tip of Africa. Her people are a unique mixture of both Middle Eastern and African cultures. In the land of pyramids and pharaohs, situated in the middle of a desert, rises a bustling and dynamic city, rich in heritage and new in context. Everyone has a smartphone, and with Google Maps available, businesses like Uber allow thousands to move about without a car or mass transit system.
Media has also become sophisticated there, as it is around the world. As one new GNPI partner explained, “Mike, I am asking the Lord to help me understand media, because it is the language of my people.”
A conference has launched a complex media and discipleship-making effort (and ultimately successful church planting) in this region of the world. Another group meets regarding the follow-up print and social media strategies for the serialization of The Global Gospel for the five to eight million children in the region.
Finally, networking takes place in another North African country where workers have developed an effective online prayer movement which has been powering a media strategy over the last few years. Second and third-generation church plants comprise the beginning of a movement.
As birds sing in the calmness of the cool morning to begin what will be another hot, busy summer day in Cairo, may we too sing praises to God. He is doing marvelous things here and all around the world.