Just as I was closing my laptop, Flora's chat message caught my eye. Her message literally said, "Hey, I would want to know more of Jesus..."
Last weekend, Singapore's churches had rented out the National Stadium, with a capacity of 50,000 people, for a series of rally events called the Celebration of Hope. Broadcasting the event online was a strategy we helped pitch to event organizers in February.
Flora's message arrived at midnight, just as the team of 80 volunteer online responders I had helped to mobilize was dispersing.
"Pearl, can you take Flora?" I asked a fellow online responder. "Sure," smiled Pearl as she sent a message back to Flora and then quickly headed to catch the last subway train home, continuing to chat with Flora on her mobile device.
The next morning, I checked my messages and was thrilled to learn that Flora and Pearl chatted online until 2:30am when Pearl helped Flora commit her life to Christ. Flora had watched the event online, God's Spirit was working and used Pearl to answer Flora's questions and calm her fears.
WBC, because of your partnership in digital missions, Flora has found new life in Christ!
P.S. The events have now been viewed online more than 500,000 times. Here's where you can find some highlights.
Family Snapshots: Spring 2019