4 Quirky Ways to Share yesHEis Videos
Ok, so I’ve been thinking of some creative ways to share videos about Jesus with people; you know, jump in and interrupt their world with some good news.
I’m sure there are loads of other ideas that our amazing community have as well, so share the love and tell us yours.
Here are a few of mine:
1. Jump in with a kind word
So I’m not a big Twitter user, but I decided to get on, just to search for key words and give people some love. I link what people are saying with something encouraging and when people are up for it, I take the conversation to a private message. Here’s a copy of something I said when I reached out to a stranger.
@myreply — sometimes things can feel like hell. There is hope. Let me know if you wanna chat or if I can pray for ya (included Falling Plates video)
@person Oh. Thanks. ☺️☺️
2. Meet the need of a friend
So there are a number of times I have seen posts from my friends where there has been something distressing happening in their life. It’s a great opportunity to PM them and let them know you are thinking of them. I often type out something that I have just prayed for them, and I send a video that links well to their circumstances, or one to give them a bit of encouragement. I don’t always do this in one message, depending on the situation, I go back and forth in a conversation and weave the video and prayer into the chat.
3. Interrupt someone
Is there someone scrolling nearby? Perhaps they might enjoy watching a video you’ve chosen for them. While they are lost in the world of endless posts, could you interrupt them and ask if they might like to watch a video you’ve chosen for them? I kid you not, I did this with a stranger the other day! I only did it cause I suddenly got the idea while I saw this girl sitting scrolling; so I took that as a God prompt! I went up to her and said, “excuse me, I don’t usually do this but could I share a video with you?” She asked what the video was about and I told her it was about purpose and the meaning of life. Her response was “oh I’ve been thinking about that question a lot”. How cool is that? God totally set that one up! I ended up getting her phone number and texting it to her, and letting her know I was happy to answer any questions she had.
4. Stalk with a purpose
This sounds a bit creepy, I know, but take the creep out of it and see it as an opportunity to share some love. After all, we’ve all seen social posts where a bit of love shared could go a long way. So don’t be creepy or weird, but connect with what the person has said, give them some unsolicited encouragement, and share a video of hope to go along with it! Then let the video do the talking for you. You can always take the conversation private once you’ve connected.
And there are many other moves that can be made. What moves do you have?
Originally published at thejourney.yesheis.com on July 2, 2018, written by Morag Paton.