Love Jesus, obey Jesus, serve Jesus

Leading the social media ministry for OM in the Caucasus region since 2020, Keith* has learned that his usefulness for God's Kingdom is not location dependent.

“I always thought that I had to be the one who was doing the work on the ground. That’s my passion: going out and talking to people and sharing about Jesus and raising them up as disciples. That’s what I did for years,” Keith shares.

Keith, who is Australian, grew up in a West Asian country until bureaucratic barriers forced his sudden departure. “The Lord spoke to me, telling me that I would be equally if not more useful from a distance.”

Living in Georgia and without a way to join the work physically, Keith increased his focus on developing an online ministry and training and multiplying local workers to respond to inquiries.

Millions of people in the region spend hours daily on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. Recognising this readily available online audience, Keith’s team creates gospel-centred content – producing 59-second videos and posting advertisements on social media platforms.

“I needed to be forced to be in the background so that I could really focus on training other people”

In the past year, one million people have watched the complete video and 1,500 people have requested New Testaments. Five new gatherings of Jesus followers have started in areas unreached by the gospel.

Keith trains local believers to follow up on requests to deliver a copy of the gospel in person. “We tell our disciple makers that we want everyone who becomes a disciple … to love Jesus, to obey Jesus and to share Jesus.”

For Keith, the ministry is both inspiring and humbling. “I needed to be forced to be in the background so that I could really focus on training other people … we’re seeing so many multiples of ourselves, and I think that’s what God is really doing.”

*name changed

Get OM Stories & Updates

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

You may also like...

Sign up for OM E-News

"*" indicates required fields

Name*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.