Moriah Mason / Staff Writer
Go Global Week, took place from Oct.8-10, during this time students were able to learn about several opportunities where they could get involved in sharing the Gospel in different countries.
According to an email from Bobby Gatlin, on Tuesday Oct. 8, Miriam Adeney spoke during convocation about ways to mobilize students for the Gospel. On Wednesday Oct.9 and Thursday Oct.10 there was a Mission Fair in Harry’s Coffeehouse where students learned about over 30 different mission agencies and ways that they could get involved.
During Thursday convocation, several Samford students shared their past summer experiences serving in a different country. Lastly, on Thursday night, a film showing of “Sheep Among Wolves Vol. II” was shown in Dwight Beeson Hall.
“Sheep Among Wolves Vol. II,” showed the rapid-growing Christian movement in Iran. It detailed how the Iranian people were becoming impacted by Christianity and ways that they were sharing the Gospel to others.
“The Iranian Regime is losing control of the Iranian people to a sweeping movement of women who follow Israel’s Messiah,” said the “Sheep Among Wolves” website.
Within the Iranian Christian movement there is another program known as the Disciple Making Movement (DMM). In this program, members of the movement become disciplined on how to interact with God.
The DMM believes that discipleship should start as soon as one comes in contact with someone, and that the scriptures serve as the ultimate authority and the purpose of them is to be spiritually transformed, not just informed of biblical events.
Sophomore marine science major Simi Komenda found it interesting that the leaders of the movement were women.
“I thought it was really inspiring,” Komenda said, “I liked how the movement and the underground church were women-led in a predominantly patriarchal country.”
Komenda also recommended that other Samford students should watch the film, despite their religious beliefs.
“I felt that it was really powerful, whether you are a believer or not, the film showed how people from different backgrounds come together and share their experiences and are able to form relationships with one another,” said Komenda.
Sophomore psychology major Jalyn York liked that the film showed how the members of the Iranian church were exemplifying God’s intended purpose for the church.
“People of oppressed places, like Iran, are exemplifying what the Bible and what God really asks the church to be like, rather than people who are privileged,” York said.
The film is available for download and viewing online at https://sheepamongwolves.com.