Rev Kev on a cy­ber mis­sion

Hamilton Advertiser - - ALL ABOUT LANARKSHIRE - Shirley Bar­tynek

A La­nark­shire preacher has launched a new live on­line min­istry to spread the gospel across the world.

Rev Kevin de Beer of Bell­shill Cen­tral Par­ish Church said Word on Wed­nes­days pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with peo­ple“look­ing for hope in a world that is tempted to de­spair”.

Each week, the South Africa-born min­is­ter will present a live three-minute Bi­b­li­cal re­flec­tion video on the church’s Face­book page to in­spire peo­ple to em­bark on a jour­ney of faith.

Mr de Beer said the so­cial me­dia pres­ence of Bell­shill Cen­tral Par­ish Church, which he joined in 2015, is con­tin­u­ally grow­ing and it was a good plat­form to use to reach out to peo­ple dur­ing the week.

He said:“we are for­tu­nate to have a team that have worked hard on our in­ter­net pres­ence and I was asked to post 31 days of prayer in the sum­mer of 2016, which was well re­ceived.

“The gift of shar­ing prayers was re­peated through the sea­son of Lent in 2017 and this too was well re­ceived.

“As the Face­book page of Bell­shill Cen­tral has grown in its reach and in­flu­ence, we have de­cided to launch a Word on Wed­nes­days – a three-minute Bi­b­li­cal re­flec­tion, fol­lowed by a prayer.”

Af­ter the live broad­cast at 9am is fin­ished, the video will be posted to the church’s Face­book page so peo­ple can view it at their leisure.

Mr de Beer said:“we be­lieve that Face­book of­fers us op­por­tu­ni­ties to con­nect with peo­ple who were born and raised in Bell­shill and friends in places such as South Africa, Eng­land, Aus­tralia, USA and New Zealand.

“It also en­ables us to reach out to those who are long­ing for a word of hope.”

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