Web Evangelism? Is This Really Possible?
First of all I would like to say HELLO! :) My name is Evangelist Lisa Bermudez and I am new to this site, but just of what I have seen thus far, I LOVE it! Great job everyone! I just joined this group and must say I am very excited about doing so because..well for one thing I am an Evangelist, second is that I do Web Evangelism, so I would like to just share with you what I know from my experience with it and hope that it may encourage any of you who may be wondering "is this really possible?" Yes, it is possible and yes, it does work. For starters we have one of the best Authors-Our Father God! While we do have many that have not even heard of him in some countries and others who will flat out deny him, I have seen that these people who do not have access to the Word of Truth are so thirsty for every word you will pour into their cup! I have my own personal ministry page-Back to the Bible Ministries on Facebook, and I am a site Administrator for Pathways Ministries as well. I know I am probably receiving a couple of frowns being that I chose to put my ministry on Facebook, but I did so with much praye, thought, meditation and knowledge of what I was getting into. Facebook was actually the best site I could think of to try Web Ministry because it is the Social Network giant and people who do not know who God is I can assure you that they know what Facebook is, lol. I have reached people in Iraq, India, China, Vietnam, Iran, Turkey, Canada, British Columbia, Mexico, Guatemaula, and many more. These people are now doing postal correspondance with me, telephone conversations, prayer request, discussion boards studies, email studies, talking to each other about God when many of them before coming to my ministry page did not know who Jesus Christ was and asked me what the cross symbol with the man hanging from it meant (this is how they worded it). I also have people from all 50 states involved so it has grown bigger and faster than my wildest dreams would have imagined! I knew that the Lord sent me there for a reason, but I honestly did not think it to be what it has turned out to be, I admit I had doubts wondering can I really reach people over the internet without that intimate and personal connection you get when you minister to someone face to face? But I am actually spending more time ministering to people as a Web-Evangelist than in my personal ministries to be honest and it is because these people (many of them anyway) are like kids in a candy store with a $100.00 bill and no parental supervision, I literally have to slow them down so that I know they are really receiving the message and understanding it. I have now set times up where I wake up by alarm clock to minister to those in countries that where it's in the middle of the night for me, it is their morning or mid-day hours. I admit as an Evangelist I am kind of like a kid in a candy store too because I am somewhat used to people seeing me and thinking "oh' no there's Evangelist Bermudez, quick let's say we have gotta get to the bank!", lol! So, seeing these people wanting and craving the word of God is so much medicine for my soul, they are not afforded Christian Churches on every street corner, many do not have a Christian Church within 500-1,000 miles of them and some are risking their very lives to listen to and learn about God, whereas here many would risk their life to almost get hit by a car to run away from anyone they see with a Bible in their hand, seriously. But, I would love to assist in any way possible and to help out with getting this group ignited with passion for Web Evangelism because it's true that everything else is going into the technical world including our adversary, he is having a field day via the internet right now so we need to Armor the word of God and bring it to the internet and overthrow the adversary's grip he has on these website's, especially the social networking website's. Again, I am honored to be part of this group and I hope that I can join in with all of you to try and get things going in the direction you guys are seeking with taking the word of God into the Technical era and promote Web Evangelism. I have many wonderful Evangelist, Pastors, Prophets, Bishops, etc.., in my personal network and they all have so much experience with this and would gladly help me to help anyone else that is wanting to share the word of God! God Bless you! **I also want to add that I have found working with so many people from all different backgrounds and countries, that when I post any scriptures or messages I add a biblical photo that brings them a visual to what they are reading and I have gotten so many positive reviews from that, they say it helps them to understand what they are reading a lot better because newcomers to the word of God can feel overwhelmed trying to read and understand it-and especially those who may not have ever even heard of Jesus Christ, Moses-Noah's Ark, etc..so I wanted to throw that up as an idea some of you may find as a useful tool because it's an invaluable tool for me and my ministry on the internet and reaching out to so many people from all different countries. If they don't understand what is written very well, they all can understand a picture-as they say a picture is worth a thousand words sometimes, lol!