Communicating in emojis is a fun and easy way to get the message across, but sometimes there are big gaps between what we wish to communicate in our hearts and what technology is capable of doing. Thanks to two women named Ashley Green and Lauren Clayborne however, it seems like we are some making leaps.
Chat applications constantly create updated versions with more creative emoticons and quirky features, but sometimes, even with the most advanced technologies, we can’t always say what we feel. According to a recent article on the Michigan Chronicle, two women are changing the way Christians chat.
The two co-founders of these new Christian emojis are conveying a different type of emotion that reflect the massive and global faith-based community. They both felt that they needed to form something to support their daily expressions and that the answer came from above.
It Came from Above
In a recent interview, Green stated “I believed the idea came from God,” Green said. “I had the vision of sharing God’s word and my spiritual inspiration through Christian Emojis. I’m a huge texter and I noticed there were so many emojis representing emotions and actions but not many representing Jesus and Christianity. I knew I wanted to do the idea and I knew I needed a strong business partner, and Lauren was the first to come to mind because of her strength and her faith.”
Choose From a Wide Variety of Spiritual Emojis
The Flint and Detroit natives went through the whole process from start to finish. The app includes a wide range of expressive Christian symbols that include crosses, priests, nuns, churches and many more. Included are even prominent spiritual leaders like Mother Teresa, the Pope and of course Jesus. All of the symbols are positive, fun and totally improve your chat experience.
The process took some time. “We got an artist to draft and make those images for us, then we had to hire an app developer, and they work behind the scenes on the technology piece, developing the product and adding it to the app store.”
The idea has proved to be super lucrative and has seemingly filling a huge void in the world of technological communication. Christianity is a huge part of our society, yet somehow just was not getting the representation it deserves. This probably explains why Green and Clayborne had to virtually do no marketing.
The app basically sold itself.
“I think people were absolutely blown away by this,” said Clayborne, who attends Northridge Church and graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. “I wouldn’t say that this was an absolute genius idea, because there are so many apps out there, but it is a unique idea that there is an app dedicated completely to Christianity. The reaction has been nothing but positive and the fact that we did very little promotion and advertising, makes it even better because people have been making purchases all over the world.
You can download this app by clicking here. Enjoy your Christian emoji app and change the way you chat by bringing in little bit of light.