I had a wonderful conversation today with Roger Walterhouse of Feed the Hungry. He conveyed their great appreciation for the first shipment of our Bible Study on John, part of which went to Malawi. They are beginning to see great results just from this first shipment. He relayed the following incidents.
The FTH team went to an area outside of Blantyre, Malawi where there were many HIV/AIDS victims. FTH had given out the BSJ in this area previously. Roger and his team organized a meeting for follow-up, etc. As the people filed in to the meeting he saw they were carrying the BSJ. He thought they had probably received copies as they entered the building. Instead he discovered that these Bible studies were the ones previously distributed and that each of the attendees brought them because they have no Bible, so this small Bible study serves as their Bible. They were there with their “Bibles”.
In a region along the border between Malawi and Mozambique they visited a refugee camp where many Mozambiquans had come due to the recent destruction and devastation from the cyclone. As he and his companion Chuck walked through the camp they saw a man sitting in front of a small thatched hut with a copy of the WMP Bible Study on John which he had received on a previous visit from FTH teams. Chuck stopped to talk to the man, asking him about the book. Like the Ethiopian eunuch from Acts the man replied he needed someone to help him understand what he was reading. As they talked, the man said he was an animist and practiced a traditional religion of the region. Chuck asked if he could tell the man about Jesus, and just as Philip years ago Chuck shared the truth of Jesus Christ from God’s Word.
-Email from Helen Williams, WMP's Director of Orders and Distribution
Yuri Ilnitski and his team distributed over 1000 “Help from Above “ booklets in English and Spanish at this year's Fall Festival in Duluth, Georgia! Community Festivals afford us so many great opportunities to share the Love of Jesus! It's wonderful for people to encounter Jesus in the Scriptures after they have encountered the Christ in YOU!
"I am writing to request the 2020 Scripture Datebook. One year from now, I’ll be out prison! I still don’t know where I'm going, but I turn it over to God’s hands. I’ve been here since April of 2014. Your devotionals have helped me every year since. If ever I was down, troubled, or discouraged, your choice for a Scripture verse that day was very encouraging. Thank you once again. God bless you."
"Hello, I am writing to you on behalf of the East Grove Union Church. We are a small, non-denominational church located in north-central Illinois. Each year we hold a Vacation Bible School during the summer and each year we choose a missionary or organization to donate to. Our students have a friendly competition to see which team can bring the most funds. The money that our church collects is then donated and the kids receive a small prize for bringing in their donations.
I am the current VBS director and after finding your organization on the internet, I chose World Missionary Press as our organization to donate to. I was so impressed with the work your group does in spreading God’s love and the Gospel to the world. I especially like that you also have a focus on children. Our kids were able to take home and share with their families some of your coloring papers and information from ‘Sammy’!
Enclosed you will find our donation check. Although it isn’t a huge amount of money, it is an impressive donation from the kids in our small community. We pray that these funds will help you to further your mission and bring new souls to God’s kingdom. Thank you for the work that you do and we will keep you in our prayers."
“I am the chaplain for a public school system. As adults and children come to me for spiritual guidance and counseling, I will share these Scripture booklets with them.”
-Michael O., AZ, U.S.A.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the reading materials that you have faithfully donated to our chapel at Everglades Correctional Institution. The Datebooks were well received and our inmates express their special gratitude for your thoughtfulness. Please keep us in mind for future donations and may the Lord bless you in wisdom, prudence, love, and all His amazing grace.”
-Alex L., FL, U.S.A.
"I took a box of WMP's Bible Study of John to Honduras. I just heard that 90 of them made it into a women's prison near San Pedro Sula. The women were so excited to have these in their possession. I am headed to Honduras later this fall and am hoping to visit this group."
-Roger W., Feed the Hungry
"I have been going daily to radiation during the last 2 and a half weeks and still have about 2 weeks left. The last order of Scripture booklets is going fast because people at the hospital are actually asking for more than one. They are thirsty for God's word like I have never seen before. God bless you and thank you for all your hard work."
-A Precious Sister who is selflessly ministering to others, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
“I live in a retirement community of 200+ residents. We are across the street from another similar senior residence. There is a substantial group of Russians who speak some English who want to know a Savior. Thank you for this opportunity to share the gospel in their native language.”
-Cecelia B., TX
“I was arrested on February 14, 2019 for my sins. I went to the Bible study at our prison chapel and found your 2019 Datebook. I use it each morning to start my day in prayer. All the verses are so uplifting and bring me closer to Jesus. I often thought I knew Jesus until I finally opened my heart to Him in prison. I thank you so much for the work you do to help save our souls from the pit. My cellmate and I do Bible study together when in our cell. I believe that all your Bible study books would really help us. If you would send me some booklets, I'd really appreciate it. Thank you for all your help! Blessings!”
-James C., RI, U.S.A.
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