The short length of each gospel story allows them to be shared easily on multiple devices and platforms. Any device that can play MP4 files and has the ability to accept and share files via Bluetooth, WiFi, or an SD card can be used to view The Global Gospel. GNPI and our ministry partners began distributing videos through YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
Missionaries all over the world began sharing these videos on social media and using them for sermon illustrations and Bible lessons. They had huge potential in teaching contexts, especially in non-literate cultures. Christians working in closed countries also began using The Global Gospel videos as discussion starters on social media platforms to identify people who were curious about Jesus.
Then, doors opened for The Global Gospel to join YouVersion, the world’s most popular Bible app. Through YouVersion, people all over the world now have access to The Global Gospel’s illustrated stories through their mobile devices and can hear or read those stories in their own languages. To date, more than 572,678 users have downloaded The Global Gospel images and over 71,478 have completed one of the accompanying reading plans. Through the YouVersion app, The Global Gospel has reached people in 215 different countries and territories.
In addition to social media and mobile platforms, we’re always learning about new ways The Global Gospel is being used. One partner in north Africa has taken the Arabic translation of these stories and woven them into a series of videos broadcast over SAT-7 KIDS. Muslim children are hearing and seeing the story of Jesus for the first time, in a language they understand, paired with vibrant illustrations. We also regularly hear from different regions of the world where internet and satellite radio stations are broadcasting the audio recordings of The Global Gospel in local languages to people who’ve never heard the good news.
Solar Kits - another tool GNPI uses for strategic evangelism - have also been an effective medium for sharing The Global Gospel. These solar-powered projectors are used by missionaries in places where electricity is scarce. Most of the people living in these areas are non-literate or prefer to learn orally. The Global Gospel is a way for us to share the good news with them through a medium that is meaningful and relevant.
Statistics tell us that the vast majority of The Global Gospel videos are being viewed on mobile platforms. Whether they’re distributed on a mobile device, computer, tablet, or Solar Kit, we’re thrilled that the Word of God is being preached all over the world. From remote villages to urban coffee shops to living room sofas - The Global Gospel has become a valuable resource for missionaries and church workers in a wide variety of cultures and settings.
Pray for editors as they finish these versions:
- Pakistani Urdu
Pray for permission from the United Bible Society to use the Amharic version of the scriptures to create a new version of TGG for Africa.