International (MNN) — Sammy Tippit Ministries plans to produce a Christmas livestream event that will present the Good News to people all over the world.
In May, Sammy Tippit Ministries created a successful Facebook livestream event that shared the Gospel in 11 different languages. The ministry hopes to use a very similar format for the upcoming Christmas event.
Sammy Tippit explains that the idea for the event came when he was talking to a friend.
“I was contacted by a friend [who] has a ministry in Iran, and his wife does ministry among Iranians here in the United States. She has especially found that during the Christmas season Iranians are very open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” he says.
“She asked if we would prepare something on a larger scale, something with technology to reach the Iranian community. I began to think about what we had done previously in May, and I thought, ‘we could adapt that to Christmas.’”
With more prayer and planning, Tippit decided to reach out to not only the Iranian community but others as well.
“I prayed about it, and I really felt that it was something we should do. Around the world, people recognize Christmas as the birth of Christ. I began to think ‘we can do this again with the whole world.’”
Drawing Up a Plan
Tippit plans on showing evangelism training videos every day from the end of November to the end of December, culminating in a livestreamed presentation of the Gospel. While this is a lot of material, being able to adapt content from May will help translation teams move more quickly.
“We have so much of this material on evangelism training already translated. [When] I talked with our translation teams, they were excited about it. In fact, they gave me the same report that the Iranians gave me. The Christmas season is a great time to engage people in a conversation about Jesus in countries [around] world,” Tippit says. “We’re making plans, we’re starting preparation, and the translation teams are already working.”
Tippit hopes this event will be available in two more languages than the May event. Translation teams are working on creating material in Nepali and Albanian.
“One of the great truths that I’ve learned through this process is that every person deserves to hear the Gospel in their own mother tongue,” Tippit says. “It was what happened in Acts. It’s been one of the great missionary principles of over the centuries.”
Prayer and Support
As Tippit’s teams continue to work out the specifics of the event, he asks for prayer.
“There are a lot of challenges with COVID-19, so pray for our translation teams. [Pray] that they would be healthy, and they would be able to get to the studios to do the translation work that is needed,” he says. “Pray for the finances [and] for that final [livestream] message.”
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