One couple, working through an extension ministry of their local church, has been faithfully packing boxes of WMP Scripture booklets, Bible studies, and New Testaments for shipment to Haiti for more than ten years. This vision guides the efforts of the ministry:
“God is glorified as despair and suffering are alleviated, hearts and minds are transformed, and churches are established and nurtured.”
WMP: Bob and Mary, please describe how you share WMP literature for Haiti?
Bob & Mary: Our local church’s Haiti committee has been involved in sending sea containers with Bibles and material aid to Haiti since 1987. We first started helping in 1989 with collecting materials and packing the containers. Since 2010, we have been in charge of shipments that go to Hospital Lumiere in Haiti. When the hospital asks us for more WMP literature, we drive up to New Paris to pick up the boxes. A shipment from WMP is enough for 9-10 months.
WMP: How did you learn about WMP material?
Bob & Mary: One of our pastors had visited World Missionary Press and recommended to our committee your resources in Kreyol. The first written order that I have in my file was in 2009, but the missionary requesting the booklets and New Testaments had been distributing them before that. (Over the years, Bob & Mary have packed 776 boxes from WMP with 109,574 pieces of literature.)
WMP: How does having free literature help the hospital staff share the gospel?
Bob & Mary: It’s very helpful to have such an excellent resource of Scriptural materials printed in Kreyol. The hospital chaplains feel the Scripture booklets are a valuable asset in starting spiritual conversations and sharing the gospel individually with the patients. New Testaments and copies of A Bible Study on Matthew are used in discipleship.
Kadeem B. wrote, “I must first [express] how much I have loved your booklets! My first experience with them was when my mother brought one home from her visit to the Salvation Army here in Jamaica. I was so entranced, I spent literally hours going through and through that little booklet, Help from Above. It came to me in a time when I needed it most, as I had only just accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Sadly, it has become a bit worn now, with the cover all but falling off. Recently my mother came with another tiny booklet, The Way to God, and I was sooo excited. Now I have two!"
“Excitement aside,” he continued, “I am part of a group of young men and women in my church who have joined together to dedicate time to encourage each other in the Lord. I would love it if each of my brethren, or as many as possible, could have an opportunity to experience these booklets as I have. I am one hundred percent positive that it WILL be as great a help to each of them as it was for me.”
"My life was in hell when my husband drank,” said Anita. “There was nothing but physical aggression and he did not provide for our home.” Anita saw no way out of the continuing cycle of hopelessness and despair. But God saw the need of this family in Mexico and sent visitors to their door who brought the powerful Word of God into their home. Joyfully, Anita and her husband Francisco accepted the gift of God’s grace and salvation, bringing peace and new life. “Now that Jesus Christ is in control of my home,” said Anita, “I now know what it means to have peace. My husband treats me well and provides for our needs; before he did not have work. I thank my heavenly Father for the blessing we have received and, as the Word says, ‘As for me and my family, we shall serve Jehovah.’ ”
In Europe new distributors are asking for literature, ministries are stretching their areas of evangelism, and souls are finding the Savior through His Word.
“We are thankful for your prayers and for all those amazing Gospel booklets provided through World Missionary Press in different languages. That makes the work of spreading God’s Word possible to other churches in Spain as well as in France and Portugal.
Those booklets have been a blessing in our lives and for the people that have received them with open hearts so they can hear and read God’s Word. We are extremely grateful for all this work. We pray that God may bless you and supply all your needs so that you can stay strong and fearless because we are working for the Heavenly Kingdom.” —M. A., Spain
Ten-pound boxes containing 456,000 Scripture booklets were sent to 20 European nations last fiscal year. Praise God for a moving of His Spirit in Europe!
In South Africa, Pastor M and his team of volunteers handed out The Way to God booklets along with food parcels. They reported that the community was highly appreciative not only for the relief parcels but also for the Scripture booklets as they were printed in the vernacular languages, making them easy to understand and share. Volunteers were able to continue to spread the gospel despite the limitations of a lockdown. “Many pastors have been requesting The Way to God booklets as they have seen how people value them. Many people have turned to Christ amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and need guidance. This booklet makes the work of the evangelist very easy.”
"Despite the great challenge 2020 presented, it was one of the years that we had the most results in completing the support system. At one point everything was stopped, and yet a young evangelist from the other side of the city came to my house with a backpack looking for evangelistic materials, which I gave him. He would go to the market to buy food and use the opportunity to preach. He said people were so heartbroken that you didn’t even have to hand out the booklets. As you put them on the table, people came and took them. The pace of the work decreased a lot, but we were not stopped. More and more, every day God puts in our path men and women with a lot of love for evangelism. Each one does his part, and in Christ Jesus we reach the target."
“Our hearts are filled with thankfulness. In all outreaches we continue to witness the greatness of GOD and His amazing grace which keeps us moving, fighting a good fight of faith.
The water wells we have been able to set up in various villages battling with challenges of consuming unsafe water over the years have not only brought a smile in the lives of the folks but have also brought to reality the amazing grace and love of GOD into the hearts of many. Sharing the gospel has not left the folks the same again! We continue to witness transformation in the lives of many in areas where the LORD has directed us to reach out.
The Scripture booklets from World Missionary Press continue to be one of the resourceful tools, carrying a powerful message that unlocks every heart to the uniqueness and beauty of GOD in an easy-to-read format and in various languages. Thank you so much, World Missionary Press! We are so thankful and appreciate your walk with us in Uganda.”
The Democratic Republic of the Congo, with approximately 90 million people, is the most populous officially Francophone country in the world, as well as the second-most populous country in Africa. Its capital, Kinshasa, is an enormous city—the third most populous city in all of Africa. In the past year, new doors have opened for WMP to send large supplies into D.R.C. to meet a growing cry for God’s Word. Centralized in Kinshasa, shipments carrying Scripture booklets in regional languages as well as in French are also destined for the southern and central regions of D.R.C. as well as Goma in the East.
Charma W. wrote from D.R.C., “The literature helped us a lot in the work of the gospel. We reached several villages and received many testimonies of the souls blessed through the reading of this literature and now the demand multiplies. Our brothers who collaborate with us in the distribution of these Scripture booklets in the villages demand even more because every day they get requests from people and churches for more Scripture! There is a great thirst for spiritual material and learning. World Missionary Press is much appreciated for bringing the gospel to a neglected population. Please send us literature for evangelism in French and Kituba.”
A new ministry partner from D.R.C. has requested WMP literature. “I don’t know how to praise the Lord of our harvest,” wrote Samuel M., “and how to express my joy to read your materials! I welcome all the evangelical materials you have, especially those in Swahili-Congo, Lingala, and French. (New Testaments and The Way to God should not be absent in the shipment.) As we are a church-planting and humanitarian ministry in remote areas, WMP materials are very important, and I believe God and you will be very happy when we begin working together. Again, I say thank you, and I welcome these materials with two hands!”
Guinea is a nation of 12.7 million people, 86% of whom are Muslim, with 29 unreached tribes. One ministry sent a team of two trained Liberian leaders to neighboring Guinea. They visited village after village, introducing themselves to the leader of the village after much prayer and stating their purpose—to start a church where there was no church. Wherever they went, they were received with openness, listened to with respect beyond their expectations, and even encouraged to teach and preach! Over and over again, the “impossible” happened. It seemed that all they had to do was show up in obedience and find a prepared people waiting. This ministry is awaiting a shipment of French New Testaments from WMP to establish new believers in these newly opened villages. WMP’s national coordinator in Guinea has requested two container shipments for his country to meet the challenge of reaching one million people in Guinea with the gospel.
In Mexico, a ministry to the women in many communities and churches was limited when the border with the USA was closed to non-essential traffic and a WMP distributor was unable to get many of the supplies and booklets to the pastors and churches. Undaunted, she found a hand cart which she loaded with 10-pound boxes of WMP Scripture booklets, and walked across the border regularly as allowed to keep the supplies flowing.
COVID-19 has NOT stopped the Gospel from reaching hearts and changing lives!
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