Elly Oliveira, Global Coordinator for Samaritan Strategies, and her husband Cleiton share how people learn by experiencing something new, especially concerning proclamation vs demonstration of the gospel. Cleiton says, “The demonstration of God’s love to a broken world is a message we communicate without words. When we talk about proclamation and demonstration, we remember the story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding. We have no record that Jesus preached a sermon in that occasion. However, the Lord was recognized as one to be obeyed.” Elly speaks about how Samaritan Strategies helps people transition, having a paradigm shift, from a culture that keeps them inactive, to a culture where they are the hands and feet of Jesus in their community. Elly says that people “learn how to demonstrate God’s love with their families, and be a leading letter that can be read by the world.” Elly shares several examples, “What we actually do is facilitate situations where the Holy Spirit works on people’s hearts and they turn their lives to Jesus Christ.”
Witt tells how through microbusinesses the gospel is shared in places where Christians are persecuted.