Mobile SMS texting in health and ministry: infographic

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mobile phoneExamples shown on this infographic include social and medical support. Texts remain the one electronic messaging system (unlike tweets or emails) that are usually picked up quickly and read.

There are many opportunities to integrate text messaging into health care in the Majority World, as this WHO 112-page ebook explains. With, for example 70-75% of Africans having family access to a mobile, there are many opportunities for cross-cultural missions to connect with people, both in terms of health-care education and reminders, as well as discipleship. In some cultures, a surprising number of not-yet-believers are prepared to subscribe to a daily SMS Bible verse and/or motivational thought.

Some groups use services such as FrontlineSMS.

Do you have experience of text messaging in missions or discipleship? Please share it.

The Benefits of Texting
Infographic credit: OnlineCollegeCourses.com

Check our other blog posts on mobile opportunities.

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