The WELS mission field in Malawi is asking for iPhone 4 donations for African national pastors who will be able to use them for communication, Bible apps, and e-mail in their ministries.
In Malawi, e-mail through cell phones is easier to use and more reliable than using a computer. Currently, the national pastors and the WELS missionaries in the field struggle with unreliable communication tools and technology.
“It’s easy to take for granted the ease of communications we have in our country, yet we don’t always think of sharing the gospel through it. But in Africa, our missionaries’ primary desire for this mobile technology is to announce the birth of the Christ Child,” says WELS Chief Technology Officer Mr. Martin Spriggs. “It is inspiring to see how the Lord can take something like this outdated technology (at least to us), and provide a valuable channel for ministry halfway around the world.”
Due to technology constraints in Malawi, only the iPhone 4 model from either an AT&T or T-Mobile phone plan is needed and useable. iPhone 4 cases and chargers would also be useful.
Please deactivate your iPhone 4 before shipping. Send only the iPhone 4 from AT&T or T-Mobile. Other cell phone models cannot be used by WELS mission fields at this time, including the iPhone 4s model.
Box up that unused iPhone 4 and mail it to:
WELS Center for Mission and Ministry
c/o WELS Technology Office
N16W23377 Stone Ridge Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188-1108
Learn more about the iPhone 4 donation program.