CREATING A SAFE SPACE FOR WOMEN TO TALK ABOUT JESUS
Amy is a missionary in a Central Asian country where almost 90% of the population practice some form of Islam. She loves the people of the city God sent her to and feels responsible for them. So she’s figuring out how to use her time and all the tools available to her in introducing the people around her to Jesus.
Although the digital native label sits uneasily with Amy, she’s taken the time to understand the people she lives among and how they use technology. One of the trends she noticed in her location was that an increase in religious education was creating more day-to-day conversations about God. Amy sensed an opportunity, but she still had to overcome two major obstacles.
The female students she met were uncomfortable talking publicly about Christianity, because converts bring shame to their families. And there was also a logistical problem in meeting female students after class. In her city, young women who aren’t home before dark develop an unwanted reputation.
Amy needed to create an environment for these women to talk about their beliefs. When someone suggested a digital solution, she was willing to give it a try.