I’m pleased to have Ann Cochrum guesting on Kindling today, telling us about an amazing digital app for spreading the gospel all over the world.
“Would you be willing to answer the emails that come to the support inbox for the GodTools app?”
Three and a half years ago, that question started me on a journey into the digital world that has stretched me in ways I could have never predicted. Our Global Digital Strategies team had just decided to put some new effort behind the app, which presents the good news of how to know and follow Jesus Christ. The team recognized this served a real need to have our key tools and classic DNA in digital form.
I had been serving on the digital team for a number of years, mainly leading prayer and working with Marilyn Adamson on EveryStudent.com. This simple request to answer emails slowly turned into the role of Product Manager–let’s just affirm that God works in mysterious ways.
Since that time, I have learned countless new skills and have enjoyed watching GodTools grow from having only two languages to now 62 languages, with multiple updates. GodTools 5.0 hit the app stores in July 2017.
In the past 12 months the tool has been used 470,000 times by more than 114,000 people, averaging nearly five minutes per session, in every nation of the world except two: Turkmenistan and North Korea. We’re praying specifically to see those two nations change.
People reach for GodTools for several reasons:Continue Reading