Far from his parents, no money, no prospect of a better life. Pascoal from Mozambique had a hard time. One day he came across an advertisement for an online Bible basics course and decided to do it.
India is one of the countries least reached by the gospel. That's why your heart beats faster when you get a student from this immense country.
Roelof Sietsma is a pastor in Brazil – in total more than ten years. Covid 19 brought a period of isolation. That’s when he found out about the need for mentors. Roelof says, 'It was a great encouragement that I could share the Gospel online.'
At the end of our online Bible courses, we always ask our students what they have learned, how the contact with their mentor was, and if they have gained a new perspective on something.
Evelien Simon took up a task that just needed to get done: 'liking' reactions to posts on our Facebook page. That task has turned into a passion: the enthusiastic lady from Harderwijk in the Netherlands makes her own designs to post and leads a whole team of volunteers.
Loise from Kenya took ten months to do our Life of Jesus Course. When she started the course, she was in a period of feeling desperate. But because of the tenacious contact of her mentor, Betty, she got to know Jesus in a new way.
Albert den Oudsten lives in Peru and is also online evangelist: he coaches Bible students and reaches people through the Spanish-language Facebook page. "You can do this work when it suits you."
Nine years ago, Alfa Wijnveen came from Portugal to the Netherlands. She only knew a little Dutch and was looking for something to do. Last year, she started working for GlobalRize and is now our Portuguese language team leader. 'Every day I get to make a little world tour.'
Nuredin*(23) from Uzbekistan couldn’t find work in his own country, so he went to Moscow, about 1800 miles away. Even though he did find work there, his life was far from easy. But then he came across an online course.
At GlobalRize two of our main goals are to share the Gospel in many languages, and to help people find their way to a local church. The Spanish team is a beautiful example of how we would like to see this happen.