When we want to share the Gospel, neither language nor distance is a barrier.
After I moved to Sweden several years ago, I wanted to tell some new Spanish-speaking friends – immigrants from Peru – about Jesus. Although I spoke multiple languages, I did not speak Spanish at the time, and they did not know English or Swedish. Yet, through a translation app on a smart phone, I was able to witness to them and they accepted Christ: Hallelujah! Last year, four people moved from China to my city in Sweden. The Lord opened the door again to use the translation app to share the Gospel with them, they accepted Christ as they heard His gospel in their language. And, now we have baptized them.
Screenshot of John 3:16 in a translation app
Earlier this summer, I learned of a young woman in Kazakhstan who had been blind from birth and who married a young man who attends one of our churches. The Holy Spirit directed me to share my testimony with her, and – even though I was in Sweden – this was possible, with a video conference app. She accepted Jesus and is now listening to an audio-Bible, memorizing scripture, and rapidly growing in her faith.
There is no hindrance for the gospel! Today for the gospel, neither distance nor language can be an obstacle. An old proverb says, “if a person wants, he will find a way.” The Apostle Paul said, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).
Please join me in sharing the Gospel with others He places before You!
By Makhset Djabbarbergenov, GT Turko-Russia Director