“I lead a team to the remote areas of the western province of Zambia every year. We have had amazing success evangelizing the lost sheep. Last year we had over seven hundred people saved. So far, seven churches have been planted and they continue to grow. Many of these people never heard of the name of Jesus prior to our arrival. We are walking in many of these areas and are limited (in regards to what we can take with us) due to the weight, bulk, and cost to carry very many Bibles. Having Scripture booklets to pass out has been a real blessing."
-Jess N., U.S.A.
"I used to drink beer every day. I don’t remember reaching home sober. My family never saw me in a sober state. I went to bed drunk and would start drinking early in the morning. People of my village nicknamed me 'the moving grave'. But April 11, 2018 was a different day for me. As I arrived home, I was met by people who were visiting my home. Seeing the state that I was in, one of them handed me a Scripture booklet. He never spoke a word...and they left. The following day, I sat down and tried to read. The bold words on top of the booklet read “The Amazing Life of Jesus Christ”. For the first time, I felt like I was in custody. I thank God that at the end of the booklet were instructions on how to pray to God for salvation. I did as I was instructed and I received such peace in my heart. For the very first time, my family saw me in a sober state and I started reading that booklet to my family members. After a few days, I called the number that was on the back of the booklet and one of the EHC Zambia team members answered. I thank God that my family has since joined a Christ group. I was snatched from fire by the Word in this booklet."
Siampeyo C., Zambia
“One day I was walking on the sand and a man gave me some booklets. I was on my way to do a bad thing but when I read this booklet, it changed my mind totally! There are some people in my community who do not know about Christ, so they always take their problems to native doctors. I know, by the help of this booklet, they will start to know how Christ can help.” -Enoch T., Ghana
“On our journey toward Tete, we used a small bush road hardly, if ever, used by any vehicle. I thought to myself: ‘Lord, how are we ever going to get to the main road with this kind of road?’ As we were traveling through mountainous terrain, we had to cross over about 12 dried-up river beds, some so narrow and steep that I wondered if the truck would get stuck right in the cleft. We had to cross over three very large, dry, sandy riverbeds. In this journey we again felt the Lord’s hand of protection so strongly, knowing that all of this is for His gospel to reach the uttermost parts. Courage welled up in us and on we went. It was late afternoon when we reached a small village—Zenga-Zenga. We found the village chief and asked if we could stay there for the night. Yes, no problem. Wherever we went and wherever we stopped, we always distributed the World Missionary Press Scripture booklets. In this way we planted four new churches. Out there in the bush that is probably the only Scriptures that they have ever received. As I walked with some of the ladies to the river to draw our water, I stopped at the river bank. The ladies climbed down the steep cleft to carry the water back up this steep cliff. As I was waiting for them, a young boy, maybe 10 years of age, came with his bike and water jug to draw his water. As he saw me, he jumped off his bike in fear, left it beside the path and started running back home. He acted as if he had never seen a white person before. I called to him in Portuguese not to be afraid, that I was a friend and that I loved children. He stopped, listened, and then slowly and carefully came toward me, took his water jug, and proceeded to the river. As he returned from the river, we asked him why he was so afraid. He explained that he had never seen a white person. We assured him that all was well. Unfortunately I had no Scripture booklets in Masena with me at that moment. We just exchanged a few words, and he then quickly got on his bike. We ladies walked back together, each of us carrying our water jugs on our head. . . . The chief wanted us to plant a Mountain of Praise church right there at Zenga-Zenga and said his children would be the first to help evangelize in that area. We left two boxes of Scripture booklets, assured that the Word of God had entered there. In remote places like these, where there are no Bibles, no Christian broadcasts, few or no churches, we are so thankful that we have these Scripture booklets as the only source of the Word of God for these dear people. Every time as people read these Scripture booklets, thousands of seeds are planted. I am always encouraged and strengthened by the words that the Lord says in Isaiah 55:11: ‘. . . So is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.’ Frequently in Africa it happens that when a chief gets saved, the whole village gets saved. We will find out next time we visit there. It was a great experience and worth every effort and every precarious moment.”
-Tanneken Fros, Mozambique
"God provided our team in Uganda with a chance to share His love with 150 students, and 25 of them decided to receive Christ as their Lord and Savior! Praise God for these young hearts that are now living a life for Jesus."
Pictured: Children receiving The Way to God Scripture booklet. With your help, we are helping Every Home For Christ and thousands of other individuals, missionaries, churches and ministries reach the world with the Good News!
“WMP booklets have been with us for the past 17 years as we have planted churches in Ghana. WMP has been a part of starting over 165 new churches and more than 50,000 people receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior." -Randy H., Ghana
During a recent trip to Seychelles, WMP President Harold Mack and I were blessed to meet with leaders from twenty-nine different African nations. Two of those precious leaders were Fred and Josephine Mukasa from Uganda.
We encourage you to listen to this week’s podcast, as Fred shares about his wonderful nation and its challenges, his role with Every Home for Christ, his use of World Missionary Press Scripture booklets, and his deep appreciation for the staff, volunteers, and supporters of World Missionary Press.
Statistics from EHC concerning the nation of Uganda:
Population: 35 Million
Life Expectancy: 54.46 years
Literacy Rate: 73.2%
Official Language: English
Other Languages: Luganda, Swahili
Christian: 79.74% with only 32% claiming to be Evangelical
Homes Reached by EHC: 8,299,750
Responses to Christ: 4,259,788
New Christ Group Plants: 4,427
We encourage you to listen in on this week’s podcast and to enjoy the amazing interview!
Stay tuned for more interviews from our trip in the weeks to come. In each interview, you will notice a common thread of extremely deep appreciation for World Missionary Press and all of our precious partners, along with each leader's cry for more Scripture booklets to reach the people of their respective nations.
Here's the link to this week's podcast: http://www.wmpambassadors.org/podcasts.html
Yours in Christ,
Ambassador Network Coordinator
World Missionary Press
"A few months back, the spirit of sharing that l saw being exhibited by these little ones was so touching; for even when they were hungry, they shared among themselves the little they had. It was obvious that what was at hand was not enough for just even one person! This communicates volumes.
1 John 3:16-19 'We know what real love is because Jesus gave up His life for us. So we ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion-how can GOD's love be in that person? Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before GOD.'
Please pray for our upcoming Outreach with Frontline Ministries. With the LORD's provision, we shall reach the little ones with Love, clothing, etc., and the Word of hope using Scripture booklets from World Missionary Press..
In serving the LORD, our entire focus is to move forward always since the onus is on us to live to the expectations of our Father in Heaven.
Every influential person on earth was once a helpless baby. Every oak once was an acorn, and every great structure was once a mere blue print on paper. No matter where we stay or come from, once we walk and talk to the LORD faithfully, with all our hearts, bodies, souls and minds, He listens and responds.
Therefore, it’s not where we are today, but where we are going that counts, for there is always Light at the end of the tunnel. John 1:5 "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it."
Shared by Mike Prieur on Albert Kisembo's Facebook Page, WMP Ambassador in Uganda
"I was drug-addicted, fond of violence, lawless and ungodly." That's how David, who writes from Zimbabwe, describes his old way of life.
"Then one Sunday morning on my way to town I picked up a small piece of paper from a booklet." On the scrap of paper, torn from a piece of Gospel literature, David found words from the Bible: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly...His delight is in the law of the Lord."
As David knew firsthand, Zimbabwe is filled with as much violence and drug abuse as any country of the world. But God offered blessing and delight to those who rested in Him. "Since that Sunday morning," David writes, "I've become a new person in Christ. I'm now a Sunday school teacher at a Christian farm school with sixty Bible students."
Today, David gives out Scripture booklets, like the one that changed his life. He says Gospel literature is effective because the Word works!
Taken with permission from Page 56 of 'The Word Works' (A compilation of WMP literature testimonies), by Mark Ward, Sr.
He heard the sound of crying. It could only be his wife. For two years their marriage had been childless and unhappy. they'd fought and shouted. If she'd cried before, it was only from anger or frustration.
But the sound he now heard was different. His wife sounded not angry, but broken. He went to her and found her, her body shaking with sobs, her eyes red with tears. At first she said little but held out to him a small booklet. It was a Christian booklet with verses from the Bible.
Then between her sobs, his wife confessed a terrible secret. She'd been trying to kill him by witchcraft. The witch doctor in their African village had given her power, she said, even to handle snakes without being harmed. But the Christian booklet showed her that power belonged to God alone. Only He had the power of life and death. Only He had the power to hear her sins and forgive them.
All that night the two of them prayed to the Christian God. Even when the sun rose in the sky once more, still they prayed and confessed their sins. They asked Jesus to be their Savior.
The evil of witchcraft was broken. And in the Love of God they were able to love each other.
Taken with permission from Page 14 of 'The Word Works' (A compilation of WMP literature testimonies), by Mark Ward, Sr.
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