Years ago the Worldwide Church of God made the claim that the printing press had been invented so that Herbert Armstrong could print the "gospel" message for all the world to see. Then when Herbert Armstrong got restless after the death of his wife and needed to fly around the world, the church claimed that jet planes had been invented so that he could travel to all the nations on earth to deliver the "gospel", or in COG speak, "A Strong Hand From Someplace." Then, computers came on the scene and the church bought one of the largest IBM mainframes ever built. Computers too, were created for the express use of the Church of God. Remember that God had to invent the computer in order to keep track of members tithing amounts.
Now we transition to the 21st century and Bob Thiel, god's greatest gift to humanity and the Mayans, says that smart phones have been invented to get the final message out to all of Africa and the rest of the world.
A Door That is in the Process of Opening Even Further
Although at this time, relatively few in Kenya and Tanzania have direct access to the internet without going to an internet café (which few can afford), I noticed that nearly all had cellular telephones.
Once “smart phones” become popular in Kenya (I had not noticed any while there), we should be able to reach many, many more than we have been able to over the internet. Our plans for the internet and congregations should be ready by the time many of those in East Africa will have additional abilities to access them. This “door” is opened for Philadelphians (Revelation 3:7-8) to proclaim the gospel (cf. Acts 14:28, 1 Corinthians 16:9; 2 Corinthians 2:12) of the kingdom (Matthew 24:14) is being opened more for us and we expect to go through it to reach even more. Please pray that God will more fully open this door for us (cf. Colossians 4:3). The Final Phase of the Work