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Age is Just a Number

March 16th, 2017 | in Least Reached People |    0   

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).

I (Paul) work with a media ministry that uses Facebook as a platform to develop relationships, disciple, and present the Gospel. This is one of the more notable stories of the ministry team’s contacts with individuals.

Abyaz* has been a friend of ours for more than nine months. His faith background is of the majority religion, and he is 14 years old. 

When communication began with us, he had doubts about the Bible and his religion’s holy book. He thought that these books were full of contradictions, but through our discussions, he became convinced that the Bible is from God, and he began to read it regularly with a positive attitude.

After five months of interacting with us, he dreamed that he was present in a beautiful church and was full of joy. After this dream, he asked us to connect him with a church that could help him in his spiritual growth. We connected him to a local church.

We still had doubts that a 14-year-old boy could have such deep questions, and we thought he wasn’t telling the truth about his age. We decided to meet him at church face-to-face. The meeting lasted about two hours. We talked about many topics and made sure he was the same person as he said he was. He was indeed 14 years old. We also discovered that he had invited his Christian friends, who don’t have genuine, living faith, to come with him to the church in order to get to know the Lord.


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*Name changed to protect identity.


Paul and Janelle

Paul and Janelle are international workers serving in a creative access context within the Desert Sand region.

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Tags: Gospel, social-media, technology, youth, International-Workers, 10/40-window, on-mission, friends, influence, Bible, God, Jesus, faith


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