Gateway News turns two today. Thank you Lord for keeping us going and growing through this time and for sustaining our appetite for the “impossible”.
Thank you too to every person and organisation who has supported us with prayers, encouragement, news, writing, admin assistance, talent, wisdom, advertising support and donations. We really do need every bit of help that we can get, so please contact me if you want to partner with us in any way.
We currently reach 12 000 plus readers each month. By faith we expect to reach thousands more readers within the next few months and we are holding on to our vision of reaching every Christian in South Africa with news that builds faith in Jesus and promotes a Biblical worldview. Some of my more faith-filled brothers and sisters are already saying “Why stop at every Christian in South Africa?”. I like that attitude!
I am delighted to report that we have just launched (with the help of generous sponsorship from the Association of Christian Media) a mobi version of Gateway News. We trust that this will make Gateway News much more accessible to mobile readers and will take Christian news to many more people, especially with anticipated rapid growth in the smartphone market. We will shortly be launching a mobi app as well.
We are also looking at further creative ways to reach many more readers. If you are in a position to communicate with a large group of people who might appreciate receiving Christian news, won’t you ask them if they would like to subscribe to our newsletter? Then let’s talk — we have various ways to quickly sign up willing subscribers.
On the content side, we feel very blessed to have the support of a team of anointed, talented columnists who write insightfully on a wide range of themes. We are currently exploring the launch of a new monthly column that will provide a prophetic perspective on current events. But our biggest current thrust is to find more voluntary news reporters in every part of South Africa to assist our present, small, dedicated team to expand and improve news coverage.
Inevitably, as we do our best to share news and views that promote a Biblical worldview we enter into hostile territory where Biblical perspectives that we consider to be light to our paths may be seen by some as hateful, divisive, inconvenient, out-of-bounds, or ridiculous. And as we have already seen with issues like homosexuality and Israel, and even fine points of theology, it is not only unbelievers who may be offended but fellow Christ followers. May we — and every believer who aims to be salt and light in a decaying world — remember that our enemy is not people but evil spiritual beings. And that the Truth is not an argument but the person of Jesus Christ. Despite any worldview differences, may we as Christians be united in Christ through whom we have all been graciously adopted into the amazing family of God, and in the Holy Spirit who helps us to abide in Christ. May we be faithful carriers of the Good News that is for the joy of all people!