The Internet Is Our Mountain (Guest Post)


My office is located on the 5th floor at Holy City Center building. Always via the window I see the beautiful mountains and green areas which surrounds Northern Addis.

The words of Isaiah 40:9 have been a very real picture:

“You who bring good news, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; Say to the towns,’Here is your God!’”

God was telling them to use what he had provided to accomplish his purposes. Use the high mountains to shout “Here is your God!”

During our time as God’s ambassador’s, God has given us the gift of the Internet: social networks (Facebook, Twitter), simple websites (WordPress, Blogger), video and audio (YouTube, Vimeo), inexpensive phone (Skype).

God is telling us:

  • Use these things God has provided
  • Lift up your voice. Be bold. Be “loud” in embracing these opportunities.
  • Do not be afraid
  • Show God to everyone

As one church leader said, inhabit the digital universe with a believing heart and to help give a soul to the endless flow of communications on the Internet.

Guest Post by Miheret Tilahun, Director for Digital Strategies for Southern and Eastern Africa, Campus Crusade for Christ. Find Miheret on Twitter at Mercy4u.

Miheret’s story:, “I started ministry when I was 12 years old in local church and I was involved in Student Led Movement since high school with local Campus Crusade for Christ. I joined on staff October 2008. I am passionate in using Internet and media for accelerating ministry and reaching many for Jesus. I am based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.”

This post is reprinted by permission.  The original is on Miheret’s blog, My Generation for Christ.

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