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!
“Hello my brothers. I’m a Baptist pastor. I was saved through a booklet and today I dedicate myself to handing out booklets to those who have not yet been saved. I have an interest in various titles that you publish. I reach about three thousand people a month. I will be grateful if you can assist me. Thank you very much. I have known "Help From Above" since 1980, when I received a copy from a dear brother in Christ. Later, I became aware of other publications and I consider them of excellent quality. I would like to help distribute them in my city.”
-Wagner A., Brazil
“I was prematurely born (seven months) into a Hindu family in June of 1966, in a small village called Wachpoo in Eastern Nepal. My mum passed away when I was one, and it was my stepmother who took care of me and brought me up. I began searching for the truth from a young age, as I never agreed with my parents’ faith—Hinduism. Although I used to strictly observe all the rites and rituals instructed by my parents, I had no genuine peace in my mind and life. I observed them offering sacrifices, partaking in all kinds of Hindu rites and festivals, but never saw any truth in those things. When I was 14 years old and still studying, I got a booklet titled Help From Above from one of my cousins who is now my pastor. After reading this little book, I was convinced that I was a sinner and acknowledged all my sins before the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. Since then, I started experiencing the genuine love of God and peace in my life. I started attending a local fellowship. However, during my early Christian walk, I faced many problems due to objections from my family members and also from the villagers. Due to these situations, it was a challenge to have a real intimate relationship with the Lord, so I left my village and came to Kathmandu where I was water baptized in 1981. Thereafter, when I became a member of the church, I also got the privilege to undergo one year of discipleship training in Kathmandu, which taught me a lot about the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, which has helped me to grow in my faith. After completion of my training, I started to work with a local church in Kathmandu. I was involved in various kinds of ministries—serving in Sunday school, conducting Bible studies, and house fellowship meetings—that led to much growth of my spiritual life as a Christian. As an evangelist, while preaching and ministering with my church, I felt a burden to reach different people groups of Nepal with the Good News. I realized that it could be made possible by distributing gospel literature in different languages to these individual groups. Thus with this burden and the Lord’s leading, in 1988 I joined Gospel for Asia Nepal and got involved in the work of publications.”
-Chitra R., Nepal
“I have been using Help From Above for about 30 years on optometric mission trips. I first saw this booklet when I went to Haiti with Haiti Medical Teams (from Yakima, Washington) in 1987. I have done an annual out-of-country eye-care trip since 1990. The most common problem that we find when doing eye clinics is presbyopia, which means ‘old vision’ and is when people lose the ability to focus in on reading and other near-point tasks. When we give a patient a pair of glasses that allow them to see to read again, probably after a time of not being able to, the next logical step is to give them some printed material on which to try out their new eye wear. Help From Above is perfect in that it is Scripture verses only, without any editorial comment.
I just returned from an optometric mission in Lima, Peru and in Puerto Cortes, Honduras. In Peru, I met a woman who does prison ministry to women, and I showed her how to prescribe reading glasses. I plan to send her a supply of various-powered reading glasses and some Help From Above booklets to give out with them. Please send me a standard-size box of Help From Above in Spanish. I will send a check to help with your work.”
-James O., O.D., Washington, USA
“I am 27 years old and I am in prison for the first time in my life. I am serving a 5 ½ year sentence in this prison. I am a new-born child of Jesus Christ. I gave my life to our Lord Jesus Christ a few days ago. I am very happy about the decision I made. It is because of you that I was able to make that decision and give my life to Christ. I want to thank you so much for that. A few weeks ago, my cellmate who went home, left me one of your Scripture booklets, called Help From Above. It’s in that same booklet that I found your contact. Not only did this booklet save my life but it also taught me about being faithful, loving, and caring to the ones I love. So, today in this letter, I want to ask if you can send me some more different booklets, please? I also wanted to ask you for help, the type of help that will help me keep doing God’s work and keep building my relationship with Christ, family, friends, and loved ones. I am eager not only to learn but to live a faithful, merciful, loving, courageous, and joyful life for God and the people around me. So, I want to ask if you can please send me any type of free resources that you might have or can offer to me that will help me keep my relationship with God and my family and friends and people I come across through my days of living. So, I wanted to see if you can please send me (that is, if you have 14) free Bible lessons, life-changing booklets, Bible studies, sermons, literature, correspondence courses, even daily devotions of any kind, please. I would also like to ask if you will send me more of your Scripture booklets other than the one I have. Please keep me in your prayers and keep in contact with me. Thank you for receiving and reading my letter. I send you, and your family, my blessings. I hope that God continues to keep blessing you guys. Thanks and God bless.” -Maximino M., Jessup, MD (U.S.A.)
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