The language team launched Zúme Training in Japanese. Japanese is spoken by about 128 million people, mostly in Japan. Japan through its media, animation and technology is a major world trendsetter and thought leader, as well as a giant cultural influence through Asia.
Japan remains one of the top unreached people groups in the world.
We have the first version of a larger communication and mobilization and prayer strategy for public viewing. The Last 100 Hours of Zume live map attempts to surface prayer points happening in the Zume community in real time.
The greater ambition with this project is to create a subscriber prayer system, so that not only can prayer warriors subscribe to pray for countries or parts of countries with real time activity lists.
Imagine leaning into prayer for Laos and seeing a live feed of spiritual activity by real people in Laos! A prayer warrior could pray forward encouragement, protection, and blessing on specific people in specific places.
We have obfuscated actual names and pulled back specific location accuracy so as to not violate personal identity, but we believe it is enough detail so that prayer efforts can lean into covering the movement of God in places with enough real time knowledge to be specific in movement bringing prayer.
Celebrating Zúme Community leaders who published a new 98 day YouVersion plan for the commands of Christ.
Our lives should be characterized by what Jesus commanded and as His followers we should be getting others to love (and thus obey) Him as well. This is not optional or for extra credit. It is the very essence of what it means to be His follower. “…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you…” This is what Kingdom Living is all about.
Congratulations to the translation team who just published Zúme Training in Vietnamese. Spoken natively by an estimated 95 million people (as of 2018), because of emigration Vietnamese is spoken in communities all around the world. In the United States, Vietnamese is the fifth most spoken language, with over 1.5 million speakers.
Zúme Community crew launches a new devotional in partnership with YouVersion bible app.
In times of isolation, you may be tempted to think that there is nothing that you can do to make disciples, but the Apostle Paul, who wrote about half of the New Testament, did some of his best work from prison! The books of Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon were all written from a place of isolation. Even from isolation you can make disciples.
Here’s a fun chart on the activity on Zúme.Training over the last 6 months (From January 2020 through June 2020).
We are incredibly thankful for what God is doing. Thank you to every coach, every disciple-maker, every faithful believer seeking to expand the kingdom and bring His blessings into your neighborhoods and cities. It’s our privilege to serve you.
Zúme Training launched in Kannada! Great job to our hard working language team. Kannada is spoken predominantly by people of Karnataka in Southwestern India and by linguistic minorities in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala and Goa. The language has roughly 44 million native speakers, who are called Kannadigas.