And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24-25, NIV
Mia had a heart for outreach. She often visited with women who were homebound, chronically ill, or were caregivers of disabled loved ones. Over and over again, she heard the women express the same desire.
They longed to be part of a women’s group but their circumstances made travel (even short distances) difficult on the best of days.
Mia shared this frustration with her mentor, Dana. Dana suggested that Mia look for a way to bring the Gospel to these women. “It’s what Jesus did in the New Testament. He met people where they were.”
After some prayer, Mia partnered with a woman in her church who enjoyed doing Bible studies. Together, they started a Tuesday evening meeting through Facebook Live. This allowed Mia to minister to those who were sick and disabled.
Are there people in your life who are expressing a need that could be filled by the local church? How can you and your Christian family use social media to meet this need?
God, show me the needs of my community. Give my church wisdom and courage that we may rise up and comfort those that are afflicted. In Jesus’ name, Amen.