Gopi was a broken and discouraged man. He had lost his job, and all efforts to find a new job had failed. He received a WMP Scripture booklet through Pastor M., who regularly reaches new villages, distributing the free literature and praying for those who receive it.
Gopi’s heart was touched by the words, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” God gave him hope for the future.
After reading the entire booklet, he gave his life to the Lord and prayed that the Lord would give him a job. The next week he found a good job.
He shared the news with Pastor M., who thanked the Lord for this miracle and shared the Gospel with Gopi’s family. They are all now attending church.
Hundreds of boxes of WMP literature in Portuguese have been sent to Brazil’s northeast states. Here, in areas often dominated by witchcraft, the Word of God has taken hold. In one city, the leader of a witchcraft center came to Christ and then led all those involved with the center to the Savior! In another city in that region, six new churches were opened, full of new believers who had come to Christ after reading the Scripture booklets.
WMP Partners Interview
Don and Ellen F.
East Coast USA and Beyond
Volunteers are at the very heart of World Missionary Press, helping keep costs low at our production facility in Indiana. Volunteer national coordinators and major distributors in more than 80 countries receive and process large shipments of Scripture booklets for churches and ministries in their nations. Volunteers all over the world take the booklets into villages, cities, mountains, and deserts. WMP is blessed to have these shoulders to help carry the load of fulfilling the vision to give God’s Word to the world.
WMP: Don, please describe your background and current ministry.
Don: Ellen and I are retired business owners, celebrating 53 years of marriage. We dedicated our lives to serving the Lord in 1974. After retiring, and in full-time ministry since 2009, we share the good news on the streets and highways along the US East Coast from Florida to Maine, where there are more than 100 million people of all nations. We are also large-volume distributors of gospel materials to businesses, churches, and organizations.
WMP: How did your association with WMP begin?
Don: Our introduction to World Missionary Press was through a direct intervention from God. Early in the ministry, we purchased a case of Spanish New Testaments from another source. With all the other expenses at the time, a decision was made one night to no longer provide Spanish. The very next morning, a man drove up to our ministry vehicle and asked if we could use 1,000 Spanish New Testaments! These originally came from WMP, and a new connection was made.
Our purpose is to educate, encourage, and energize the body of Christ and those now seeking God, to help make disciples of all nations. World Missionary Press prints the exact type of products we need for this type of ministry. Our first motive in ministry is to reach out with the compassion and love of Christ. The topical Scripture booklets accomplish exactly that without condemnation.
WMP: How has WMP literature helped churches and ministries reach their communities and beyond?
Don: The Bible study books and Scripture booklets can be used by churches and ministries for outreach. Making connections with missionaries is a priority, as many cannot get material in the languages they need for their countries. In every church we visit, we put out a table at service times with all of the products for the members there. This gives them the opportunity to have good free materials for their own use and personal outreach.
The US East Coast is our launching point from which to reach the world. The I-95 corridor connects with hundreds of exits, with crowds of people traveling the interstate. The time to spread the gospel is now, and only through Christ is real life found. We have materials in stock in many languages, and more readily available thanks to WMP. This has also enabled us to reach into some 30 countries. The adventure begins all over again every day, as Florida is one of the greatest mission fields in the world.
WMP: How do you reach into other nations?
Don: As an example, in the Florida Keys early this year, we discovered a need through the church that had sent us out in ministry eleven years ago. Two boats were being loaded with needed equipment and supplies for the northern Bahama Islands devastated by the hurricane last year. Cases of WMP material (25 boxes in four languages) were put on board. After spending three weeks restocking locations throughout the Upper Keys, we traveled on to Key West. Outreach from our church partner there and throughout the city continues to grow. New connections with pastors and businesses were made. Boxes of booklets go out from here to the Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
WMP: How do the Scripture booklets work in conjunction with other material to reach hearts?
Don: The new booklet Who Do You Say That I Am? has been perfect to put with the Jesus film DVDs. Watch the film and then read in depth who Jesus is to establish a solid foundation. Ellen and I firmly believe in establishing converts in the Word of God to become lasting disciples of Christ. The materials do exactly that.
We would like to thank WMP for supplying quality products in many languages since the beginning of this ministry. The connection with WMP was made by the Holy Spirit and is an amazing story in itself. We have found many new locations, and the volume of booklets going out is ever increasing. We see limitless potential for further distribution of the gospel.
A doctor in São Paulo gave one of his patients a Help from Above Scripture booklet. Over the following weeks, she read and reread the booklet, soaking up the words of hope and redemption. When she returned for a medical follow-up three months later, she reported that she was now a Christian!
With 2,140,758 Scripture pieces, this container is sure to provide materials for many evangelism and outreach opportunities for our coordinator and distributors in Argentina.
Our coordinator in Argentina has been out of material for a while and there are millions of people who are hungry for hope. And there is no greater hope than the hope we have in God, which is why these booklets are so important.
Every booklet represents at least one person who will read about the hope that God freely gives to those who believe in Him. Every booklet is a chance for someone to learn about God’s great forgiveness, mercy, and salvation. Every booklet is important because every person who will receive it is important.
At this moment, the shipment is being held up in port due to
COVID-19. Please join us as we pray for the quick release of these materials once the COVID-19 restrictions are safely lifted.
Pray for every person who will be receiving the booklets to have an open heart for the Gospel. Pray that through the Scripture booklets many people will receive Jesus as their Savior and gain eternal and perfect hope through Jesus. Pray that the Scripture booklets will not only impact one person, but their families, their communities, and their country.
"Since 2012, a lot of WMP literature has gone to the Colombian military. I have seen your booklets in places of honor on the colonels' desks and heard, 'I don't start my day without reading some Scripture.' I have seen a Master Sergeant pull a tattered WMP booklet from a pocket of his uniform and heard, 'It goes with me everywhere.' I have gotten hugs, and seen tears from soldiers as they tell us, 'Thank you for remembering to evangelize the military. We need it.'"
"The postal workers were very scared and desperate when I picked up the boxes of Scripture booklets that you sent.
When they understood that I had received Christian literature, they expressed their desire to receive some booklets and to know more about Christ.
I can say that the doors for the Gospel are now open, even though the borders are closed.
Thanks for your faithfulness in the work of Christ!"
"We are so grateful for the WMP literature provided for us to use as a means to spread the Gospel among the unreached regions of our country. During this lockdown situation, the literature we shared before is greatly impacting many lives as they have more time to read and reread. Many Christian homes have turned to be a house of prayer and evangelism. Sunday messages are forwarded through WhatsApp and YouTube to be used for house meetings. Prayer in homes is increasing. This can prepare us for a much needed awakening in India's near future. Please pray that this will happen in all our Christian homes."
-Anonymous Distributor from India
“Many years ago, World Missionary Press printed the New Testament in the Bassari language at our request for the Bassari tribe in Senegal, West Africa. I just wanted you to know that the Bassari tribe in Senegal and Guinea are now 80 percent Christian and are building a Bible school in the bush for themselves. We just wanted to thank you!”
—James S., Canada
"I'm lying here thinking about outreach and cannot sleep. I miss being in the field. I was looking at photos and came across this one. Many children are so hungry for truth. How can we turn them away? I'm so thankful for World Missionary Press and their booklets for children. They need hope, and Jesus is their only hope. I'm praying that we will all be a part of bringing Jesus to them. 'And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.' (1 Corinthians 13:13 KJV)"
-A Facebook Post from one of our precious distributors and long-time friends, Tom Faunce
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