May 22, 2018
5fish Discovery for School Leader in Asia
A friend of mine is a missionary who works as a principal at an international school in Asia. Her school is legally registered with the government, so any child with an international passport can enroll. This means that the school can talk openly about Jesus Christ and who he is as long as they’re on the premises of the school. I think that’s incredible.
My friend started telling me a story about a child in her school who went home singing, “Jesus Loves Me.” The child’s mother immediately asked the child, “Who is this Jesus?” Her child responded, “I don’t know, but I know he loves me, and he loves you too.”
This mother came to the school and asked my friend if she could have any resource like an app where she could learn about this Jesus in her own language—in order to be more involved in her child’s life. Sadly, at that time, my friend wasn’t sure what kind of resource she could share.
But later when I found out about this, I started getting excited. I told my friend about GRN and the ministry that we have. I told her that we have an app called 5fish that tells the story of Jesus in 6,091 languages. It’s available to use anytime, anywhere, with anybody.
My friend turned to me, looked me in the eye, and said, “You are the answer. Thank God. Now I have a resource I can give to parents.” And she was so grateful that GRN has so many dialects too, because people come to her school from all over the country. She had finally found a way to communicate the gospel to them. I was just in awe of how awesome God is. He allowed me to be a part of this amazing story.
I can only imagine how many people will be hearing the story of Jesus in their own language and be touched by the Holy Spirit because of this little connection. It was just very exciting and, really, a divine appointment. ■
Listen as GRN USA missionary Elizabeth Chan tells her story.