The Trans Pacific Union Mission (TPUM) launched a new digital resource to equip church members to share Jesus with their family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues. The app, called Resource Basket, was developed by the Union and launched on May 9 during the TPUM executive mid-year meetings.
Attending the event via Zoom, South Pacific Division secretary Pastor Mike Sikuri offered a dedicatory prayer for the app after it was presented to the executive committee members, saying he was excited about the new initiative.
“I actually downloaded it straight away. I praise the Lord for this initiative. Following research noting the high percentages of people using smartphones, the Union invested wisely in this initiative which helps equip and empower discipleship,” said Pastor Sikuri.
Features of the App include a Daily Devotion, which notifies users each morning of a daily reading from the TPUM 2022 devotional book, I Will Go to My Family. Another is an events calendar that will help users keep track of important dates and events happening around the TPUM territory, including the South Pacific Division and the General Conference special dates.
TPUM secretary Matthew Brown and communications officer John Tausere, along with the Union’s IT team, were instrumental in overseeing the development of the app, which was contracted to CraftyApps Fiji.
“As mobile phone usage increases dramatically around our Pacific Island nations, I am excited to see the development of this App which allows our members to easily access resources that will benefit the spiritual growth of themselves, their family, their colleagues and their world,” said Mr Brown.
The App is available for iOS and Android users at app.tpum.org/.