Two to three hundred Muslims meet in South Beaver School for worship in Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff is home to Northern Arizona University. Each semester approximately 989 international students attend classes.
“Many Muslims in Flagstaff are students studying at NAU from other countries, but some local doctors and educators are also Muslim,” wrote the Arizona Daily Sun.
The Muslim congregation are saving their money to build a mosque off 89A near Munds Park. This is our diaspora.
“The world has increasingly become ‘borderless’ due to globalization, technological communication, and accelerated migration or diaspora (ie scattering or dispersion of people from their homeland), towards the end of the second millennium. These diasporas have created tremendous opportunities and challenges to evangelize and disciple millions of people who, just a century ago, were living in isolated countries and regions of the world described by missiologists as ‘closed’ and ‘restricted’ to Christian missions. Thus, the 21st century reality of mass movements of people requires the global church, here after referred to as the ‘whole church’, to respond, ” wrote the Lausanne Movement.
How do we “respond?”
Mission organizations such as CRU and Intervarsity are already exploring social media and video games. Mobile Ministry Forum and Bible TransMission have been using SDcards and mobile “dumb” phones to share the Gospel in closed or technologically difficult countries.
How are you using social media to “respond?”