There is a digital revolution engulfing the world. With a global population of around 7.1 billion people, there are more than 6.8 billion mobile phone contracts in the world. Globally there are over 2.8 billion internet users and over half of them are in the developing world.
Our partner, Internet Publishing Services are taking advantage of this revolution by helping to build and host minority-language Scripture websites. They equip language community members to create websites that fit their language and culture presenting Scripture text, recordings, stories, videos, songs, drama all in their own language with all website navigation in their language as well.
A recent update from a colleague working in this area is encouraging:
‘Praise God that I now seem to receive an email every couple of weeks from a colleague announcing the launch of a website for another language community. Published sites number over 130, with hundreds planned or in preparation. In the last few weeks, workshops in Tanzania and the Philippines trained a number of language workers, who will each use their skills to put together one or more websites.’
Please pray for people creating these websites that they would have the time, creativity and help that they need to publish their Scripture and other language materials in accessible and attractive ways. Pray also that each website would be read, listened to and watched by many people from the language community concerned and that this would lead to changed hearts and lives.
See our partner TWR’s video on the impact of using different sorts of media to share the gospel.