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Free Church missionary’s site is web sensation
May 21, 2012
A Spanish theological website run by a Free Church of Scotland missionary has become an internet sensation, clocking up over 60,000 hits each month.
Reverend David Ford, who has previously served in Colombia, is the webmaster of Recursos Teológicos (or ‘theological resources’) which offers online resources such as a library covering all the main Christian disciplines as well as a blog.
A report to the Free Church General Assembly says the site receives 63,000 hits a month – the equivalent of over 750,000 each year – and content is regularly updated by Mr Ford.
The online articles have been written to help pastors and preachers in Latin America.
In conjunction with the International Department of Logos Bible Software, weekly articles have also been published online providing Biblical solutions to pastoral problems in the Spanish speaking church.
These include advice regarding divorce, Christian use of Facebook and the role of women within the Church.
The International Missions Board report said: “In past generations, our prayer was that the blessings enjoyed in Scotland would extend to nations like Peru. Now, the situation is reversed.
“In Latin America, church growth, dynamic evangelism, and impacting society and culture with the Gospel are typical.
“The gospel cause in the British Isles, however, is receding under a tide of materialism, secularism and scepticism.
“If the Lord showered on Scotland even a small portion of blessing enjoyed by God’s people in Latin America, our churches would be crowded, our College would be over-subscribed and our missionary personnel would increase geometrically.”
The Board added: “The International Missions Board has the right people with the right skills in the right institutions to provide the right training for a new generation of Christians and church leaders.
“The door for Gospel work in Latin America remains wide open.”
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