Stats Updated: April 8, 2020 09:41 CDT

DS DISPATCH

News from Sheldon Kotyk, Director of P2C Digital Strategies

Active Mentors

586

New Mentors

89

Applicants

322

Mentored in '20

17,310

Waiting for a Mentor

789

Mentors Needed

263

Global Impact

Disciplers Needed to Coach New Mentors!

With dozens of new mentors already approved and mentor applications approaching 200, we have another need. Each mentor needs to have a mentor coach to help them!

The mentor coach is trained to guide people that may not have shared their faith before, disciple them spiritually, and answer any questions their mentors have.

Our goal is to have a mentor coach for every ten mentors so we need many more to join us.

Qualifications are a solid Christian that wants to help others grow spiritually.

If this is you, apply to mentor with us and let us know you'd love to coach mentors as well.

For such a time as this

Words like unprecedented, uncertain and chaotic are flooding inboxes as companies try and put their customers at ease. No one saw this coming in this way. Governments reacted, schools sent kids home, people loaded up their carts with toilet paper, and churches closed their doors to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

While most organizations struggle to figure out how to continue operating and pivot their strategies to use technology, Power to Change Digital Strategies is already living in this space. We are receiving messages from people around the world, asking for help getting their ministries adapted for this new world. Although we expect to be let out of our homes to brave the new, a bit more dangerous world in a few months, life just won’t be the same. Churches will continue to live-stream, and the people that they are trying to reach are still going to turn to the internet for hope.

WE NEED MORE MENTORS, WRITERS, EDITORS, DEVELOPERS AND MINISTRY PARTNERS TO JOIN US AS BILLIONS OF PEOPLE SEARCH FOR PURPOSE AND HOPE DURING THIS TIME OF GLOBAL CRISIS.

I Wrote Something...

As the reports around the global pandemic take over the news, it reminded me of the Y2K bug. Hindsight will tell us if the steps we are taking will minimize the problem or just delay the pain.

However, at the end of the day, we need to remember that God is in control, which gives us hope when walking through the valley of the shadow of death.

I wrote this article for IssuesIFace.com.

"Where the Glorious Work Begins"

A man from Russia (we’ll call him Paul) had a real question — Why did God save my life? He turned to the internet to find the answer and found Jesus through Digital Strategies. 

Paul wrote in to IssuesIFace.com because he was convinced God had saved his life (physically) while undergoing cancer treatment, in answer to prayer. (He was not a believer, but a Christian had prayed for him, and encouraged him to pray too).

In his reply, the mentor asked, "Has anyone ever shared with you what it means to know God personally? According to your understanding, how does a person become a Christian?"  In response, Paul wrote, “Unfortunately I have not had the opportunity to have someone share with me what it means to know God personally. I also don’t really know how a person becomes a Christian. I have never attended Church. So this is where the glorious work begins!” After the mentor explained the gospel, over several online messages, Paul responded that he invited Christ to come into his heart!

His mentor shared and discussed truths that will help him grow spiritually and soon realized that this new believer was truly eager to serve Christ with his life. Paul wrote: “I read about the Great Commission in Matthew. You know, I have been looking into different ministries for ways to reach out to more people, and God is very clearly telling me to use my talents to glorify Him….Instead of putting all my energy into earthly work and letting God have whatever is left over at the end of the day, I am being directed to do the opposite and start with God’s work….” He also wrote of reaching out in any way he can to a friend who is currently battling cancer, and of getting established in a local church.

Corona Virus Forces People Inside

A number of our DS staff live in countries heavily affected by the Corona Virus. Please pray for safety as well as opportunities to share the hope we have in Jesus as people in China and other places in lock-down, look to the internet for community and answers to their fears.

Cru DS in Africa plans to use TMM.io to Respond to Thousands at Easter

It has always been a dream to work closely with the staff of Cru around the world. We are seeing movements happening where strategies that we had no part in planning, use the tools we have developed to reach their countries.

As we work closer with the Ethiopian ministry, we are excited to see the amazing things that the team is able to accomplish there.

Every Believer is a Witness

Will you help reach one billion people with the Gospel this May? We're a part of GO 2020.

The Life Project is now Power to Change Digital Strategies

Over the years, we were known as Women Today Online, GoPoints & Power to Change, TruthMedia, and The Life Project. Power to Change Digital Strategies is a much better fit for what we do.