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Virtually . . . possible!

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 - 12:27 PM CST

The Internet can be one of the single greatest sources of degradation. However, as the Pentecostal Evangel office recently learned, it can also be an effective virtual missionary.

Every week, the Evangel offers online readers the opportunity to win a book and a free six-month subscription to the magazine. Recently, the winner of the contest raised eyebrows - it was a pastor from a sensitive country - a country where missionaries cannot openly go.

"In the Assemblies of God, missionaries often work with local leaders and focus on raising up indigenous churches," says Ken Horn, Pentecostal Evangel editor. "In sensitive countries, sometimes a Christian leader's greatest resource for outside support and inspiration is through the Internet."

Horn says that it's inspiring to realize that a pastor in very difficult ministry circumstances is accessing the Pentecostal Evangel online.  After consulting with AG World Missions, the book, Q&A: Conversations with 50 Inspiring People, is being sent to the pastor along with the subscription to the magazine.

"Churches and individuals across the United States and around the world - even in the most sensitive countries - have come to realize what a spiritually enriching resource the 'Pentecostal Evangel' is," Horn says. "My prayer is that every church would bless and inspire their congregation with a subscription."

For more information about the Pentecostal Evangel, see its website.

Authors: Dan Van Veen

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