Urban Report

Agent of Change

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript



Series Code: UBR

Program Code: UBR200026S

00:01 Stay tuned to learn about the fastest growing
00:03 mission field in the world and discover
00:05 how you can become an agent of change.
00:07 My name is Jason Bradley,
00:09 and you're watching Urban Report.
00:33 Hello, and welcome to Urban Report.
00:35 My guest today is Felicia Lee, Special Projects Manager
00:39 for the Center for Online Evangelism.
00:42 Welcome to Urban Report, Felecia.
00:44 Thank you so much, Jason.
00:46 I appreciate it. Excited to be here.
00:48 You're very welcome.
00:50 You know, lots changed since you were last here.
00:54 Specifically, your name.
00:56 Absolutely.
00:59 With all the changes happening in the world.
01:01 I'm glad that God is gracious and adds blessings.
01:04 And I've been experiencing the blessing.
01:06 So, yeah, I'm excited to be working with my husband
01:09 and Digital Evangelism.
01:11 So hence the name change.
01:13 I love it. I love it.
01:14 Tell us a little bit about,
01:16 you know, what Center for Online Evangelism?
01:18 We'll call it COE for short, what COE is all about?
01:23 And then, what have you guys been doing
01:25 in the midst of the pandemic?
01:27 Yeah, so the Center for Online Evangelism
01:30 was founded in about 2012.
01:32 By Ed Wagner, he saw this need
01:35 for our presence as Seventh-day Adventists
01:38 to be stronger online,
01:40 simply because almost half of the world's population
01:42 has access to the Internet.
01:44 And when they hear something new
01:45 or they hear the name Jesus Christ
01:47 or Adventists, one of the first things
01:49 that they do is to Google us,
01:50 they want to find out more about us.
01:52 And so Ed Wagner assembled a team
01:55 and has been working feverishly over the past few years
01:59 to help churches and conferences
02:02 and ministries build a stronger presence online.
02:05 So that when people are searching for answers
02:08 when they are searching for Bible truth,
02:10 that they would come across content
02:12 that will really point them to Christ
02:14 and give them an accurate description about
02:17 who we are as a people of faith who we are as a denomination.
02:22 And so that has been our main work
02:26 but ever since the pandemic,
02:28 the responsibilities have gone through the roof
02:31 in helping churches.
02:33 So one of the main things we've been doing
02:34 is conducting training with churches,
02:37 helping them to transition online workshops
02:39 with conferences, training church members,
02:42 now that we are online,
02:44 what you can do to continue to spread the gospel.
02:47 So even though COVID has hit, the gospel does not stop,
02:50 even though we're not physically worshiping together,
02:53 we can still do a lot online, on our social media pages,
02:57 through our websites
02:59 to reach more people for Christ.
03:01 So that has been one of the main things
03:03 that we've been doing and we're going to unravel
03:06 a little bit more as we go on through the program.
03:08 So that is The Center for Online Evangelism
03:11 in a nutshell.
03:12 We have an amazing team behind us doing SEO,
03:16 search engine optimization
03:18 because that is a part of Digital Evangelism.
03:21 A lot of writers, creating content online,
03:24 and a lot of persons have been influenced
03:27 and impacted by the work
03:29 that Seventh-day Adventists are doing in the digital space.
03:31 Amen.
03:33 You know, I like that you said
03:34 an accurate representation of Christianity.
03:37 So prior to all of that there was a misrepresentation
03:42 on gathering when people search for, like,
03:45 what is a Christian or Christianity,
03:47 or whatever the case may be.
03:49 But now with that search engine optimization,
03:52 it lists accurate information towards the beginning.
03:57 Precisely,
03:58 you know, the online field is just like a garden.
04:01 And when, if we lose focus,
04:04 and we're not tending that garden, weeds come up,
04:07 and unfortunately, over the years,
04:09 some weeds have been coming up.
04:11 But God is gracious and good and that He's been blessing
04:15 our church and our ministry with skills to help
04:17 get rid of those weeds and plant flowers instead,
04:20 so people can enjoy that accurate description
04:24 about who we are.
04:25 We've conducted studies and we found that
04:27 almost 60% of people stopped attending a church,
04:32 Seventh-day Adventist Church because they search us online
04:35 and that information isn't accurate
04:37 or a lot of people are searching for truth
04:39 and our websites aren't coming up.
04:42 But a difference has been in the works.
04:45 The results might be a little bit slow,
04:46 but we have been seeing a difference.
04:49 Amen.
04:50 So what have you noticed
04:52 as a result of the work that COE does?
04:56 You know, one example that really comes to mind
05:00 I think it was about last week Wednesday,
05:02 we got an email from one of our websites
05:07 that seeks to answer questions that people have about
05:09 Seventh-day Adventist and the Bible.
05:11 And there was this gentleman who said that he was agnostic,
05:14 but he was searching.
05:16 He wanted to know more about God.
05:17 And he had these questions about how,
05:20 some of the doctrines that we teach according
05:22 to how the Bible, teaches it.
05:25 And so that is just one example amongst the many out there
05:29 of persons who are searching for truth,
05:31 they come across one of the websites,
05:34 this one, specifically
05:35 by the Center for Online Evangelism,
05:37 even though we're still working on it.
05:39 And here is this person
05:40 who is now coming to know truth,
05:43 studying more about the Bible.
05:45 And he's come across that this information
05:48 because he's searching
05:49 and we have the answers available online.
05:52 So that's one example that I can give.
05:54 Other than that, with a training
05:56 that we've been conducting with church members,
05:59 I would receive messages of persons who say,
06:01 "I started a YouTube channel ministry or I started a blog,
06:05 or I started a podcast"
06:06 because they attended training
06:08 by the Center for Online Evangelism.
06:11 We were working with the General Conference
06:14 to help increase the number of people
06:16 who are visiting adventist.org,
06:18 which is the official website
06:20 for the Seventh-day Adventist church.
06:22 And we can begin to see the results slowly but surely.
06:26 So hearing the testimonies of people coming across truth,
06:29 seeing church members active online,
06:33 are just a few examples of the results that will be.
06:36 Oh, that is incredible.
06:39 You recently rolled out an amazing new resource
06:42 to help people do online ministry.
06:44 Tell us a little bit about that.
06:47 Yeah, so we recognize that,
06:49 you know, we're a small but powerful team.
06:52 Unfortunately, we cannot answer all of the calls
06:55 that we're getting to visit conferences and churches.
06:58 So what we decided to do
07:00 is to put together an online missionary course
07:02 so for persons who do want to start something,
07:05 whether they are 15, 25, or 75.
07:09 And they recognize, "Hey, I'm at home anyway,
07:12 and I can't meet physically with people,
07:14 but I can get on my computer,
07:16 I can pull up my phone I can record a video,
07:18 or I can write a blog, or I could record a podcast."
07:22 So what we've done is to create an online missionary program
07:26 that has four courses.
07:28 And these courses cover
07:29 how to start podcast for ministry,
07:31 how to start a blog,
07:32 how to start an online small group,
07:34 everyone's meeting on zoom anyway,
07:36 and how to start a YouTube ministry.
07:39 Each of these courses has about four videos,
07:42 about 12 to 20 minutes in length.
07:45 Each of those sessions then give you activities to do
07:48 to help you build that platform,
07:51 we give you assignments, we give you reading,
07:54 to help you understand
07:56 a little bit more about Digital Evangelism.
07:58 And so as you work through each session,
08:01 you will find that your platform is growing
08:03 and eventually that you can have a YouTube Channel
08:07 that's ready for ministry.
08:09 Nice.
08:10 So that's what I've been doing.
08:13 Wow, it sounds like you've been extremely busy.
08:16 The great thing about this too
08:19 is its giving people a productive outlet,
08:22 especially during this time of isolation.
08:24 You know, people are constantly searching
08:26 for communication, different ways to communicate.
08:30 And I think that this what you're doing
08:32 is providing people with a positive outlet.
08:37 Yeah, absolutely, absolutely.
08:40 And of course, if they want to find more information,
08:42 they can visit the website
08:43 learn.centerfor- onlineevangelism.org.
08:47 But that's just one part of the project.
08:50 We have an entire SEO team.
08:52 They're working on these websites,
08:54 we have writers
08:56 who are constantly pumping out articles,
08:58 again, answering questions that people have.
09:01 And so it's a wide variety of things that we're doing.
09:06 But what we hope is that the Holy Spirit
09:08 will continue to work through these resources
09:11 on our website itself.
09:13 We have resources that persons can download for totally free,
09:16 we have a guide.
09:17 If you want to be an online missionary,
09:19 what you can do if you are
09:20 the communications director of our church,
09:22 and you want to improve your website,
09:25 we have resources that you can immediately access
09:29 and start putting that into practice
09:31 to improve your online presence.
09:33 Wow, that's beautiful.
09:34 How did you get involved in all of this?
09:38 Oh, that's a good question.
09:39 Again, as I stated,
09:41 it was really Ed Wagner and his team
09:43 along with Dave Sharpe,
09:44 who were really setting the foundation
09:47 and about three years ago
09:49 because I hadn't even heard of Digital Evangelism.
09:52 I was using social media and using that to,
09:55 you know, tell persons about
09:57 you know, the gospel of sharing personal testimony,
09:59 but it was a meeting, Ed Wagner,
10:02 the founder for Center for Online Evangelism,
10:04 and he told me about it, and I said,
10:06 "Well, this is brilliant.
10:08 If we assume that Adventists are given this mandate
10:10 to spread the three angels' message
10:12 to the ends of the world,
10:13 what better way to do that than online."
10:16 And so after connecting with him,
10:18 that's how I got connected with COE.
10:20 And then we started expanding the digital missionary
10:24 side of the program.
10:26 So I, of course, giving credit to God, but definitely,
10:29 Ed Wagner and Dave Sharpe was how I got involved
10:32 in Digital Evangelism.
10:33 Amen, Amen.
10:35 What does a typical day for you look like?
10:38 Or is there even a typical day?
10:41 There are typical days
10:43 but sometimes it's not typical at all.
10:45 What I can do is give you a snapshot
10:47 of my typical day and probably for some of the others,
10:51 but for me, specifically,
10:53 sometimes answering questions that persons might have
10:57 as to how can I start an online ministry?
10:59 So I know just last night,
11:01 someone reached out on Facebook to my personal page
11:04 and then, of course, through Center
11:06 for Online Evangelism's Facebook page,
11:08 that main question,
11:09 "What can I do online to spread the gospel?
11:12 How can I reach more people?"
11:14 So it's answering questions like that,
11:16 and then writing newsletters
11:18 to send out to some of our supporters
11:20 to let them know what we're doing,
11:22 and then giving them ideas
11:24 of how they can get involved in online evangelism.
11:27 And then the course,
11:28 the online course was the main thing
11:30 that had my focus over the past few months
11:33 and then creating resources for persons to access.
11:36 So that's for me but for some of our writers,
11:39 it is doing research, keyword research
11:42 to find out what are people plugging
11:44 into Google to learn about Christ or the Bible,
11:47 or Seventh-day Adventists.
11:48 So they are busy with that and then writing articles
11:52 to answer those questions.
11:53 And then we have our marketing team,
11:55 which is the team that my husband works on,
11:58 where it's a lot of website design,
12:02 again, to answer questions
12:04 that people have about the Bible and about Christ.
12:06 So although we might have a typical day,
12:08 it sort of varies on a day to day basis
12:10 because the world of technology is continuously expanding.
12:14 Yes, why don't you provide us with a few tips
12:17 like an answer to some of the questions that you get,
12:20 just give us like a brief rundown
12:23 of what someone can do to start online?
12:25 Sure. Sure.
12:28 So it's usually sometimes young adults,
12:31 who are asking the question, you know, what can I do?
12:34 So one thing that I would say is you use YouTube
12:37 anyway, right?
12:39 And it is totally free to start a YouTube channel.
12:42 First of all, think about your target audience.
12:45 This is the part that we usually walk people through
12:47 because we can't talk
12:49 to every single person on the planet,
12:51 we're separated by language barriers
12:53 or by various religious backgrounds.
12:56 So think about, maybe it's you want to reach out
12:59 to other young adults or your age
13:02 or specifically men or specifically women,
13:04 do you want to reach Christians,
13:06 agnostics, Hindus, Buddhists,
13:08 think about your target audience.
13:10 When you think about your target audience,
13:12 consider what are their interests,
13:14 their fears, their values, what questions do they have.
13:18 And that sort of data will help you to know
13:21 what kind of content then you can create.
13:23 And then if you are familiar on camera,
13:25 and you have, let's say, a webcam, or a phone,
13:28 and you have good lighting in front of a camera,
13:31 maybe you want to start a YouTube channel
13:33 because you feel comfortable in front of the camera.
13:35 So begin creating content, and of course,
13:37 I'm saying all of this,
13:39 starting with the basis of you are in prayer
13:41 and asking the Holy Spirit for help
13:43 you then begin creating video content
13:46 to reach your target audience with that information.
13:49 Perhaps you feel more comfortable
13:51 with writing because you have the gift of writing.
13:54 Again, you're thinking about
13:56 what kind of people do I want to reach?
13:57 What questions do they have about the Bible,
14:00 conducting that research, keyword research,
14:02 for example, to see what they're plugging in,
14:05 and then creating content based on that?
14:07 So one, recognizing your target audience,
14:09 two, recognizing which platform they are present on
14:13 and which platform you feel more comfortable in,
14:16 and then we always point them to additional resources
14:18 that would help them
14:20 so like the sdadata.org at the North American Division,
14:25 they have a YouTube manual that you could follow
14:28 and then, of course, on our website,
14:30 you can download those resources
14:31 to help you to build your channel.
14:33 So those are just a few things that we begin to direct people
14:36 to help them build their online ministry.
14:38 Nice. Nice give us that website.
14:40 One more time SDA...
14:43 SDAdata.org.
14:46 Okay, Wow!
14:47 You know what's interesting is like,
14:49 I see Christ method in this so,
14:53 you know, you're getting to know your audience
14:55 and who it is that you want to reach,
14:57 what are they looking for, what do they need.
15:00 Then you're figuring out how you can meet those needs
15:02 by delivering the content
15:04 that's going to add value to their lives
15:07 and hopefully eternal value to their lives as well.
15:10 I mean, that's incredible.
15:12 What's the next phase of your work?
15:16 Yeah, and this is something that we are excited about
15:19 as a team, once again,
15:21 Ed Weiner has been just a phenomenal leader
15:24 in helping us to expand our work.
15:27 We don't just want to focus here,
15:29 you know, in the US or in the developing world,
15:33 we're shifting our focus, and what he's decided to do
15:36 is to look at vulnerable populations
15:39 in developing world,
15:41 specifically Seventh-day Adventist refugees,
15:44 Congolese refugees
15:45 who are living in refugee camps in Rwanda.
15:48 And he had this question,
15:50 what is it that we can do
15:51 to provide them with working opportunities,
15:54 and we find out that there are more than 60, 000
15:57 Seventh-day Adventists
15:59 who are currently in refugee camps in Rwanda.
16:02 Wow.
16:03 They cannot leave these refugee camps
16:05 if they don't have a job.
16:07 And for many of them with a lack of education
16:10 and no job opportunities,
16:11 that means that it's almost like
16:13 they're wasting their life.
16:14 And so Ed Wagner partnered with Impact Hope
16:18 and took students who were in the refugee camps,
16:22 put them through school,
16:23 and then are putting them through university
16:25 to help them to build their English language skills,
16:28 to learn the local language.
16:29 And then more specifically,
16:31 teaching them digital marketing skills.
16:34 This then will allow them to find jobs online.
16:37 And once they can find jobs online,
16:40 they can also be digital missionaries.
16:43 That will help them to improve their lives.
16:45 And then they can also bring their families
16:47 outside of the camp.
16:48 So digital evangelism is not simply going on YouTube
16:51 and creating great videos, while that is great,
16:54 or improving your church's website
16:57 or your social media presence,
16:58 it's also extending your hand
17:01 to those who are less fortunate situations,
17:04 teaching them those skills,
17:06 and then helping them
17:08 to be online to spread the gospel
17:10 and also to create work opportunities.
17:13 And so it's our wonder project, and currently,
17:15 we have 14 students enrolled in that project.
17:19 And they're going through university,
17:21 and then we're going to teach them
17:22 digital marketing skills.
17:24 And so that's why we need all hands on deck
17:26 with this phase of the project.
17:28 Absolutely.
17:29 And so you're currently looking for volunteers correct?
17:32 Yes.
17:33 We need volunteers right now specifically to engage
17:37 with them in English, just for an hour a week.
17:41 You get on Zoon with one of these students,
17:43 and you talk to them,
17:44 you tell them about your life here in the US
17:47 if you are living in the US, your day to day life,
17:51 you're asking them question and giving them the opportunity
17:53 to practice their English,
17:56 maybe reading the Bible together
17:58 or reading a passage of steps to Christ together to help them
18:02 to build their English language skills.
18:04 So that's primarily the kind of volunteers
18:07 that we are looking for in this program.
18:09 Then later on, I'll just share
18:10 a few stories about some of these students.
18:12 But, yes, we do need volunteers
18:14 and supporters for this program.
18:15 That sounds great.
18:17 And how do they sign up for that?
18:18 How do they become a volunteer?
18:20 How do they become a supporter?
18:22 Yeah, right now,
18:23 as they're watching this program,
18:24 they can actually send us an email
18:26 at info@centerfo- ronlineevangelism. org.
18:32 And all they have to say is I want to be a volunteer
18:36 and type in Rwanda project immediately,
18:39 we're going to connect you to our student coordinator.
18:42 He's currently in Kenya,
18:44 but he coordinates with the students in Rwanda.
18:46 And he will connect you to one of the students
18:49 and just like that, you get connected with them.
18:51 And then you get hop on zoom or maybe a WhatsApp call
18:54 whatever is most convenient,
18:56 and you can begin just talking with them
18:58 going through the Sabbath School lesson,
19:00 just engaging.
19:01 It's as easy and simple as that.
19:03 Wow.
19:04 I see why the digital field is the biggest mission field.
19:09 Oh, yeah, absolutely.
19:10 Yeah, that's huge.
19:12 So okay, so you need volunteers.
19:15 What else does your organization need?
19:18 Yeah, for sure we need supporters.
19:21 So for example, writers,
19:22 we're always looking for writers to help us
19:24 answer these questions
19:26 that people have online,
19:28 and sometimes sharing your testimonial
19:30 where the Lord has done for you putting that in writing form.
19:34 That's something that can help.
19:35 If you don't mind, Jason,
19:37 I just want to go back to the Rwanda project...
19:38 Absolutely.
19:39 Just for a little bit
19:41 and tell you why this project is so dear
19:44 to the Center for Online Evangelism families.
19:48 In particular, this one student his name is Rafeeque.
19:51 He had lost his father.
19:52 He has his mom and three siblings,
19:55 he had lost his father and because of civil unrest
19:58 in the Congo,
20:01 they had to flee their home and had to walk for miles
20:05 in order to get to a bus
20:06 that would take them to the border to Rwanda border
20:09 in order for them to be refugees.
20:11 But he had experienced,
20:13 you know, a gun being pointed to his head.
20:15 You know, there are a lot of rebel soldiers
20:17 who get young children, young boys, teenage boys
20:20 in order to join their rebel army.
20:22 And he recalls the story of him,
20:25 just walking with a gun pointed to his head
20:27 and all the soldiers surrounding him,
20:29 and he thought he was going to lose his life.
20:31 And in that moment, the only thing that he could do
20:34 was pray and ask the Lord to spare him.
20:38 And eventually, they let him go by the grace of God,
20:41 he was able to be reunited with his mom and his siblings.
20:45 And that's when they were able to cross into Rwanda
20:49 and put into refugee camps.
20:51 Now the UN only gives a certain allowance to them
20:55 every single day for free,
20:57 which is sometimes less than a dollar
20:59 but the family would sometimes sacrifice or give him
21:02 that money so he could be able to go to school.
21:05 So when we as the Center for Online Evangelism
21:08 come together, and with the viewers,
21:10 as supporters worth a referee helping students
21:13 like Rafeeque, finish his schooling,
21:16 find a job, learn more about the gospel
21:19 so that he can bring his family into a better situation.
21:22 And so, again, that's what it's so exciting
21:24 about digital evangelism.
21:26 Wow, what an incredible story.
21:29 What other stories do you have that you can share with us?
21:32 Yeah, so actually, just yesterday,
21:35 I was meeting with a church, a very small church,
21:40 and they're trying to grow their online presence.
21:44 And the pastor called and said,
21:45 you know, that he had watched one of the Center
21:47 for Online Evangelism's presentation
21:50 and he gathered together his team,
21:52 and they wanted to know what they can do
21:55 in order to grow their presence online.
21:57 So within that time, what we help the church to do
22:00 was to look at their community.
22:02 And they found that the highest problems that they were having
22:05 had to do with teenage pregnancy
22:07 or persons who are leaving prison
22:09 and not knowing how to integrate themselves
22:12 back into the community.
22:13 So we walk through this series of how the church can
22:16 actually start creating content online
22:19 to specifically meet those individual needs,
22:24 learning how to use social media advertising,
22:28 to target persons, specifically within their community.
22:32 And that way, when these persons are online,
22:34 they see this content,
22:36 they get connected to that church,
22:37 they can join an online small group
22:39 that the church has.
22:41 And as they are building connections,
22:43 building relationships, that increases trust,
22:46 and then allows them to be more open
22:48 to a personal invitation to church,
22:50 let's say this is post the post COVID world
22:53 when persons are able to go into church.
22:55 So that's one experience just to be able to see
22:58 how that church has now new ideas
23:00 because so many are discouraged that they cannot meet in person
23:05 and they cannot practice traditional evangelism means
23:08 and simply through this training,
23:10 they had so many ideas,
23:11 we can still continue to function as a church
23:15 with all of these ideas.
23:17 One more story I can think about
23:19 is there was this church in Florida,
23:21 and they had a lot of senior members
23:24 over the age of 50.
23:26 And their fear was that,
23:29 they didn't know anything about technology,
23:31 they didn't know how to start a YouTube channel,
23:33 or how to start a podcast.
23:35 In just one weekend,
23:37 we were able to take a group of more than a dozen people
23:40 over the age of 50,
23:42 who some of them did not even have an email address
23:45 but by the end of that weekend,
23:48 all of them knew how to have an email address,
23:51 how to sign on to YouTube,
23:52 how to start a Facebook account
23:54 and just be able to share their personal stories
23:56 or begin to share the gospel.
23:58 And so that is something
24:00 that we really love to give churches,
24:03 innovative ideas, and to not limit themselves
24:06 and thereby not limiting God with what he's able to do
24:10 through these Digital means.
24:11 And we have so much more.
24:14 But yeah, those are really things
24:16 that inspire me to do digital evangelism.
24:19 Amen. Amen.
24:20 How has, you know, partaking in this digital evangelism
24:24 and doing what you do now,
24:25 how has that impacted your life on a spiritual level?
24:32 You know, when you get a message from someone
24:35 on the other side of the world,
24:37 specifically, I'm thinking about a young lady in Germany,
24:40 who messaged me because she had seen a video
24:42 that I posted on YouTube about increasing her faith in God.
24:47 When you get a message from someone like her
24:49 who says that video truly inspired me
24:53 when you get an email from a young lady
24:55 who was living in Tennessee, she was 21,
24:57 and she said, "I watched a video that you posted,
25:01 and I have been encouraged in my walk with God.
25:03 And I've started reading the Bible and praying,
25:06 " those things really encourage you,
25:08 and then it points you back to Christ
25:10 because you realize that you can only give,
25:12 you cannot give what you don't have.
25:14 And so it pushes me to spend more time with the Lord,
25:19 it pushes our team.
25:20 So we're always sending out prayer requests,
25:22 making sure that
25:24 we are spending time before God.
25:25 So the content that we put out
25:27 will always point people to Jesus Christ.
25:29 And that has helped me spiritually,
25:32 I think about my husband,
25:33 his own personal story of coming to know the Lord
25:36 because a friend came across online content.
25:39 Unfortunately, there were family members
25:41 who, again, Google Seventh-day Adventists,
25:43 and some of that information was not good.
25:45 And they were turned off from the church but to see
25:48 how he has stuck with it and continued to pursue truth
25:53 and now fully invested.
25:56 And proclaiming that truth online,
25:58 all of those things helps to confirm
26:01 and increase my faith in God
26:03 and what he is able to do through us
26:06 and through our technology and through our machines,
26:08 if we will consecrate them back to Him.
26:11 Amen. Amen.
26:12 So it really strengthens your faith walk
26:14 and your journey, as well as that's wonderful.
26:17 What advice would you have to that young person
26:21 or that older person that's out there that says,
26:25 "You know, I really want to do something for the Lord?"
26:30 And where would you recommend that they start?
26:34 One of the first things that I say
26:36 is to always start with what you have, start small,
26:40 take the device that you have in your hand
26:43 and consecrate that back to the Lord,
26:45 always look at what you're holding in your hand,
26:48 God use Moses, and he only had a stick,
26:51 and he was able to lead
26:52 a nation of slaves into freedom.
26:55 God can use that cell phone that you're currently holding
26:57 or that laptop that you have, once you put that back to Him,
27:01 He will be able to use that
27:02 to fill you with the Holy Spirit
27:05 so that you can reach someone else.
27:06 Start small, don't limit the Holy Spirit,
27:10 consecrate yourself in prayer.
27:12 Think about the number of friends that you have online
27:14 who have yet to know Christ, and then allow the Holy Spirit
27:18 to work through you to reach them.
27:22 And then, of course, I would encourage churches
27:24 to not be afraid of being creative
27:26 and being innovative.
27:28 Visit our website, they can learn more.
27:30 So that's what I would say start small, trust God.
27:32 Wow, excellent advice, excellent advice.
27:35 Thank you so much, Felecia.
27:37 Thank you for sharing with us today.
27:39 Well, we've reached the end of another program.
27:41 Tune in next time and remember,
27:43 it just wouldn't be, couldn't be
27:45 the same without you.


Revised 2021-01-27