As missionaries, we go where people who need Jesus are. Today, that is on their devices.
Billions of people around the world spend the majority of their time in front of a screen. What if we could leverage that for Christ and His purposes? That is why the Digital Strategies Department exists—to help East-West pursue digital fluency.
Just like in language learning, the better a missionary knows and is fluent in the heart language of an unreached people group, the more accessible and reachable that group becomes. Digital fluency is one of the main keys to unlocking this digital age for Christ. How can we most effectively minister to people who were born with a smart phone in their pocket? By meeting them where they are, speaking their “language” (which is digital), and pointing them to Jesus.
Through discovering, developing, and deploying new digital solutions within the spiritually darkest areas of our world, we believe that East-West will more effectively be able to play a bit part in reaching the 3-plus billion people who do not know Jesus as well as serve the greater missions community in doing the same. What an exciting future in the Lord! Thank you for partnering with us to see this incredible opportunity become a reality.
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