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farestade

supports Afghan emerging leaders with easy-to-use Discovery Bible Study MP3s in Dari

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search the 57 lessons from farestade

Search in English to view and stream any farestade file. Enter a book and chapter from the Bible or the module and lesson number from the app. For example, type “John 15” to see if there are any files from John chapter 15. Or type “2.3” to get the files from module 2 lesson 3.

Get the farestade android app with all the lessons in one click

Then drag and drop the contents of the folder onto an SD card and it will be ready to go. After installing, a user can…

  • have all of the lesson files at once without having to download anything
  • give the app and all of the lesson files to someone else without using the Internet
  • meet and share new lessons with each other much faster than their Internet connection (and for free!) using WiFi Direct in the app
  • Whatsapp individual files to friends and groups just getting started

The Current App Package has 57 lessons and was last updated on .

We believe..

  1. that in the Kingdom everyone is invited to lead and influence
  2. that having a good data plan or a lot of storage space shouldn’t be a requirement
  3. in going where the Internet is heavily monitored and content like this is restricted without compromising users of the app

Our hope and prayer is that by creating the app from these three convictions more leaders can be involved and the glory of God can be more fully expressed in different communities.

learn more about the app

This video covers what we call a Generation 1 user - someone who gets the App Package from the website and preloads an SD card. If you have local partners who want to use the app, make sure you check out the next video below about Generations 2 and beyond.

In order for you to make SD cards with the app and lesson files you need to have:

  • a computer with a good Internet connection
  • a micro SD card
  • and an adapter to connect the micro SD card to your computer

Please note this app currently only works on an SD card. If your android phone doesn’t have an SD card, then you can’t use this app at this time.

To get the App Package on an SD card:

  1. Download the Current App Package to get all of the lesson files to date and the app.
  2. When your download is complete, open the ZIP you just downloaded and copy the folder and the APK and paste them both on an SD card. Remember not to touch or edit any of the files.
  3. Put the SD card in your phone and install the app. There are details about how to install it in another question below.

Email us at mail@thedmmplatform.com or message us on Threema to say hi or get help. Our Threema ID is EAYXXA5X.

Here’s a summary of steps covered in the above video:

Before you begin, make sure you have the app installation file, the APK, on an Android phone with an SD card inserted.

  1. Find the File Manager, it’s sometimes called My Files or something like that, and locate the app installation file - it’s the one that ends with .apk.
  2. Then, tap on the APK to install the app. Depending on the phone’s settings, you might see a warning. If so, tap on Settings and find Unknown Sources under security and go back and install the app.
  3. The app will install and you’re done and can open it up!

Notes:

Very few people will see a message that their phones can’t open the file. If you see this, you probably need to download a file manager from the Play store to open the APK.

Email us at mail@thedmmplatform.com or message us on Threema to say hi or get help. Our Threema ID is EAYXXA5X.

In this video we cover two ways new users can get the app and lesson files without using the Internet. If you want to give someone else the app and lessons, here are your two options:

Option 1

You can make someone a new SD card from the App Package you downloaded from your computer.

Option 2

If you have the app and lessons on your phone you can easily give them to a teammate or local partner without your computer or the Internet. Check out the video above to see how.

Email us at mail@thedmmplatform.com or message us on Threema to say hi or get help. Our Threema ID is EAYXXA5X.

Good question. In the previous videos, we’ve gone over why the app is offline and how to share playlists in person by using WiFi Direct. If you got a message on Threema about new content or notice there are new lessons on the website, you can get them in one of these two ways:

  1. Get something new from the website and give them to your friends
  2. Get something new from someone else who already has them through WiFi Direct in the app

1. Get something new from the website and give it to your friends

Whether there is a new version of the app or new lessons, how you get and share them is the same.

If you want to be the first person to get the new content or version of the app and give them to your team or local partners, download a new App Package from the website - just like you did when you got started.

As it downloads, uninstall the old version of the app and, if you are a first generation user with the .data folder, delete that too.

Then once it’s downloaded, go ahead and load the contents of the ZIP to your SD card, and install the app.

*Only if you get new content from the website will you need to uninstall the app. Technically there are a few ways you could do this without uninstalling or deleting, but because different phones and SD cards may act differently this is the most straightforward way to go about it.

2. Get something new from someone else who already has them through WiFi Direct in the app

Whether there is a new version of the app or new lessons how you get and share them is the same.

Let’s say the book of John is new and you have all of Matthew, Mark and Luke, but nothing for John. There is also a new version of the app.

If someone you meet up with already has John, he can share the playlist that John is in with you and only the MP3s that you don’t have will be sent to you.

The new version of the app will also be sent automatically as you receive the MP3s for John without you needing to do anything.

After the transfer, you’ll get a message to ask if you want to install the new version of the app. Then, the installation process will start and you’ll have the new version of the app with all the lesson files you already had and John.

Now you can give the MP3s for John and the new app version to someone else just like how you received them.

Email us at mail@thedmmplatform.com or message us on Threema to say hi or get help. Our Threema ID is EAYXXA5X.

There isn’t an iPhone app, but if you are an iPhone user, you can use this website on your phone to easily search and stream lessons when you need them.

Also from your computer (not your iPhone or iPad) download a playlist of lessons from this website. Once you have done that, you can import those MP3s into your iTunes library, and sync them with your iPhone.

Good question! Please watch this short video and send us an email or message if you have any questions or concerns.

Please let us know what the problem is, so we can fix it and help you. You can message us on on Threema (User ID EAYXXA5X) or email us at mail@thedmmplatform.com.

If you have any problems sharing media files from app to app turn off WiFi for both devices, turn it back on and then try again. If that doesn't work, see if there is a new version of the app to download here.

When you message us we might ask what version of the app you are using and to send us your logs so we can better fix the problem. Here's a short video about how to do that:

learn more about farestade

The Content

Everything we do is to equip emerging Afghan leaders to be disciples who make disciples. This leadership app has DBS MP3s in the Dari language for those who are starting new groups. These MP3s are made to help groups multiply because they make sure anyone in the group can participate in and start a new group no matter their level of literacy, age or background.

The App

This app works in the same way MP3s are already being shared in places with limited Internet like Afghanistan and does not connect to the Internet, does not track users or send in stats.

Keep Up To Date

Subscribe for updates or check back in the future as we intend to add new topics to help leaders develop more into the image of Jesus as well as have new scripture lists for different topics. We will also let you know if there are new MP3s for other languages in Afghanistan.

Each MP3 is made to help groups multiply because they make sure anyone in the group can participate in and start a new group no matter their level of literacy, age or background.

There are 4 sections to each DBS MP3 and you will hear the same questions:

  • Part 1: review and accountability questions from the previous lesson
  • Part 2: we listen to a passage from the Bible
  • Part 3: we discuss things like what the passage teaches us, how we apply it to our lives and who we will share with
  • Part 4: After the lesson, there is a meeting evaluation to discuss how the lesson went, how to hand off more responsibility next lesson and improve for the next lesson.

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