SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTS IN LAOS
A report from Christian Aid Mission suggests that social media is proving a key role for Christianity in Laos. In a country where news media are tightly controlled, social media is highly valued as a source of information. A native ministry says response to the Facebook page it began in June last year– including that from non-Christians – has been overwhelming. More than 55,000 people are following them on Facebook – most of them young people. More than 1,500 people across 12 provinces last year put their trust in Christ. This has resulted in the planting of 17 house churches.
CHURCH GROWS IN SW SYDNEY
According to sydneyanglicans.net a Sydney church that began in a converted garage in 2016 with 40 people has begun a building program to accommodate its growing congregation. Leppington Hope Church Family, southwest of the city has been holding two Sunday morning services and now has erected a marquee to create more space for the 220 adults and children attending.
MEDIA STRATEGY PLANNED FOR UK
ASSIST News Service reports that a Christian broadcaster has met with decision makers from across the UK in support of a vision to make Jesus known to millions of people over the next seven years. Michael Youssef, Leading The Way founder and president, met with church and business leaders and politicians in several meetings to discuss the strategy. Dr Youssef told them Leading The Way is multiplying its media outlets all over the world to produce new evangelistic content for non-Christians. They also plan to saturate digital platforms with Biblical teaching, and foster a support network for underground churches.