ICC Note: A prominent Christian missionary who’s been ministering in Africa for decades says the largest threat to reaching the unreached on the continent is terrorism. Lee Sonius told Christian Post that the ever-present threat from radical Islamist groups such as Boko Haram and al Shabaab hinder the spread of the gospel because of the insecurity they create, while technological advances over the past quarter-century have improved missions work and have allowed for a broader sowing of seeds of faith in Africa.
By Stoyan Zaimov
3/8/16 Africa (Christian Post) – A missionary project leader who works on the front-lines in Africa credits rapid advances in technology and communication for changing the way the Gospel is shared with unreached people, but fears terrorism is becoming a rising obstacle for Christian missions.
“The biggest changes have come in the area of technology and communication. The world has become so much smaller and far more interconnected because of cell phone technology, computers, and social media,” said Lee Sonius, director of sub-Saharan Africa at Reach Beyond, a Colorado Springs-based ministry to the unreached, in an interview with The Christian Post.