Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has released a new digital tool that makes it easy for isolated believers to access digital Christian training resources — without the need for an internet connection. Called Estante, which is Spanish for bookshelf, this free digital library app works offline and allows isolated pastors and church leaders to easily store, view, and share digital Christian resources anywhere in the world. It's not available in any app store, and it's currently only available on Android platform. You may find the app at
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MAF launches digital app for sharing the Gospel and more
USA (MNN) -- A new mobile app could revolutionize discipleship and evangelism in hard-to-access nations around the world. Today, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) (http://www.mnnonline.org) launched Estante, which in Spanish means "bookshelf." MAF's Jay Clark says, "The whole purpose of Estante is to be a very simple, easy-to-use digital library tool for isolated pastors and church leaders to get the appropriate audio, video, or text-based resources into their hands." An internet connection isn't needed but it will allow Christians to share Estante resources with others. It's a huge need as more than three million isolated pastors around the world have received little or no Christian training. Clark says, "It also enables the ability to have Christian materials on your phone in places where you typically can't have them physically." You can download Android only app for free. You'll find the link in FULL STORY, below.
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USA (MNN) -- Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) has released a new digital tool that makes it easy for isolated believers to access digital Christian training resources--without the need for an internet connection. Called Estante (Spanish for bookshelf), this free digital library app works offline and allows isolated pastors and church leaders to easily store, view, and share digital Christian resources anywhere in the world. "Estante gives isolated pastors a simple way to carry the Bible and Bible study tools anywhere they go," said Jay Clark of MAF Learning Technologies. "For many, it will be the first time they'll have easy access to the Word of God anytime they want." MAF (www.maf.org) is a Christian ministry that uses aviation and other technologies to share the gospel in isolated regions of the world. MAF works in some 14 countries, assisting missionaries, relief organizations, churches, medical groups, and community development agencies. Estante is an Android application. It allows users to transfer files from their Android devices to many other kinds of phones, even very basic phones that do not have Estante. It also allows users to share entire libraries with other Estante users. Estante's user interface can be customized for English, Spanish, Russian, and French, and MAF expects to add more languages in the future. Its library can store files created in any language. More than three million isolated pastors around the world have received little or no Christian training. They lack access to the most basic resources such as a Bible commentary or dictionary. However, many use cell phones. The Learning Technologies division of MAF works with ministry partners to help develop technologies and strategies to equip isolated Christian pastors and leaders with appropriate training materials.