"We want to express our gratitude for the WMP scripture booklets you sent to us for ongoing outreach! It means so much to us to have these good materials.
As you know, I have been evangelizing for more than 47 years and every day I have had these booklets in my pockets in six or seven languages!
The very arduous journeys into distant places in Asia for 32 years were intense but I had the good booklets to toss, give, send, and even teach from as I held them up in front of tribal crowds and Bible schools in jungles and inner cities.
I recall handing out 1,200 scripture booklets and 700 Bibles in front of a Buddhist temple all in one day with the help of a team. Great Blessings! The police came over and asked us to leave because they said it appeared we had 'more power'!"
- Pat C., Missionary to Southeast Asia
For more than 25 years World Missionary Press has provided literature for believers in Russia to help build the Church by providing tools for evangelism and discipling those who come to the Savior. At times full container shipments were sent, but in recent years other means have had to be used to provide WMP Scripture booklets and Bible studies in Russia. In the face of many difficulties, God’s people are still reaching out to their neighbors with words of hope and eternal life.
In 2019 WMP supplied funds for printing 150,000 Scripture booklets in Russia, to be used by Every Home for Christ teams in central Russia. Each coordinator was so grateful to have this free literature and eagerly set out to share each and every copy. Their reports warmed our hearts as we read recent testimonies from coordinators in different areas.
Anton: “Every month, together with a team of volunteers, I distribute The Plan for Your Salvation booklets in R—. Every so often I hear this question, ‘What are you handing out?’ We say, ‘This is a Word that will change your life.’ The information that is written in the booklet is very important for people, because it talks about who God is and what He has done for each person. Some people thank us and tell us that we are doing the right thing. I thank you for these booklets, understanding the role that the Word of God plays in a person’s life. Thank you very much.”
Alexey: “Ten thousand booklets were distributed throughout the city and region of N—. Against the background of the pandemic of Covid-19, people are increasingly thinking about God and gratefully accept the booklets.”
Denis: “I am the coordinator of the EHC mission in the V— region. When our team of evangelists distributes New Testaments and evangelistic newspapers, we always try to give a person a booklet, The Plan for Your Salvation, because it contains the necessary passages from the Bible that reveal the need for salvation and the plan to achieve it. Thank you very much for the opportunity to spread the Word of God!”
Andrey: “I am one of the coordinators of EHC in M—. A few days ago, we had a wonderful evangelization; 15 people heard the gospel, we prayed for four people, and they were very open! Somebody had given one of them a booklet before we met him. He was very open. We explained why we need to pray the prayer of repentance and explained how to pray to God in general. He said that he would pray the prayer of repentance at home. The Lord did not lead us to pray the prayer of repentance with people right there, because many of them were at work, but they took the booklets with such gratitude, listened to the gospel, and promised to pray at home. Some were strongly affected by God! I remember one person who, when he heard that God loves him, was very touched by these words because he does not have a father and he had never heard that God was his Father in Heaven and that He loves him.”
Denis: “I am coordinator of the mission EHC in the Y— region. I believe these booklets are the most informative of the entire range of our literature. Therefore, I consider it necessary to distribute them to every home in my area, despite the coronavirus.”
Yuri: “In this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic, I distribute booklets to the mailboxes. Unfortunately, I am not able yet to preach directly, but I continue to preach the gospel using your booklets. Thank you for your invaluable contribution to the salvation of Russia!”
Such responsiveness led to requests for more Scripture booklets. WMP has authorized the printing of 300,000 copies of How to Know God (named The Plan for Your Salvation in Russian) to help meet the growing hunger for the truth of God’s Word among the Russian people.
“I am currently doing life in prison. I use your Diary Datebook with Bible reading and prayer. I know these booklets are useful to grow in the Word of God as well as [providing]
an encouraging word as needed.”
“For sixteen years you have blessed me with your little Scripture-Text Datebooks. I use them for morning prayer journals. I read the Scripture, then write a short prayer in the daily blanks. It has been wonderful to go back through these books and see how my prayer life has changed over the years. I’ve grown to trust God so much. Thank you for helping me along this journey and for your love and compassion for others.”
“I’ve been receiving your Diary Datebook since 2001. You have always honored my request without fail. Thank you for your concern and for helping my walk with Jesus. It means a lot to me.”
Pastor Abelino was burdened to carry the gospel of Jesus Christ into the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, with the support of Scripture booklets from World Missionary Press. The church he pastored faced challenges, as the people of the community refused to listen to the Word of God! But they prayed and fasted. Then something happened!
Pastor Abelino received a phone call asking for prayer for a sick person who was paralyzed. He went to that community and began to pray for the sick person. The Lord healed her! He was now able to share the Word of God with the whole family, who received the Lord as Savior.
Carrying Scripture booklets from World Missionary Press, fellow workers began sharing the gospel house to house. They were able to baptize a group of new believers who continue to be discipled. These are the first fruits of the passion and prayer to reach this area for Christ, seeing souls place their faith in Jesus, renounce the world, and be baptized. The Scripture booklets and Bible studies support them in carrying out the Great Commission in southern Mexico.
"Pastor Josias M. from Every Home For Christ, together with Soles for Jesus, arrived to share Christ with our village. On that day, I heard a different Gospel from the one I once heard. That is the reason I received Christ. A pair of shoes was a bonus to the greatest gift of salvation. I was so excited to receive Jesus Christ and to understand how He loves me through reading the WMP Scripture booklet."
-Thato T., Lesotho
"Hello. My name is Brandon. I am 25 years old and I am currently in prison in Florida. I am writing this letter for two reasons. The first reason is that I want to tell you that today March 4, 2020, God answered one of my prayers. I have been asking Him to provide me with a way to read His word and while I was laying in my bunk, a volunteer minister came by my cell, prayed for me, and gave me one of your datebooks.
For the past couple of weeks, I have been locked in a cell by myself without a Bible. It may seem strange to you that I am having trouble getting a Bible but let me tell you, I am not in a very nice place.
The second reason I am writing to you is that I would like to request any kind of spiritual and or religious reading material you can provide. I have always been a Christian but some drastic events in my life recently have caused me to try to become close to God. I am amazed at the things He is currently doing for me.
In this datebook, I see there are multiple study booklets and Scripture booklets. If you could send me any of these, I would be eternally grateful! Thank you so much for this datebook and anything else you can send. Again, I want you to know that getting the datebook was an answer to prayer. It may seem like a small thing but it was huge to me!"
"We honestly would not support this WMP program if it weren’t so effective in winning souls. WMP literature has played a bigger role in our ministry this year—2020—than ever before. People are looking for answers. No matter if we are out beating the streets giving out food through our feeding programs or counseling prisoners, the Bible literature is invaluable. We include a How to know God booklet with every item we donate. Even during these times of shut-down, we are still harvesting 20-50 decisions for Christ consistently each and every week."
Marshal A., originally from Nigeria, found himself in prison in Thailand, serving a lengthy sentence for drug-related offenses. A friend from the U.S. sent him some Scripture booklets from World Missionary Press which touched his heart.
From his prison cell in Thailand, Marshal wrote, “Reading your booklets gives me hope and encouragement. I have also been making use of the Bible Reading Plan.” He expressed how grateful he would be to receive anything that could be of help to him and how glad he would be to also share booklets with his fellow inmates. “May God continue to empower World Missionary Press and help you to go further in reaching people who are perishing in sin. Thanks so much for all your efforts in my life and others through your booklets.”
When Marshal’s letter was received at the WMP offices in the USA, it was then sent to WMP’s national coordinator in Thailand for handling. They gladly sent booklets to the prison for Marshal to study and share.
What a demonstration of God’s mercy and grace—to get His message of salvation and hope to a needy soul! God saw Marshal in that prison and moved a friend to send him Scripture booklets from half-way around the world. The Word of God found fertile soil in his heart. His request for more of God’s Word traveled back to the USA and then back to Thailand, where booklets were available and could be sent to his location. Knowing that God has a plan for someone to read and receive His Word in each small booklet spurs us on to prepare the Scripture booklets for all who request them.
"I was in my doctor’s office recently and as I was waiting, I started looking for something to read. On the table in front of me were a number of full-size magazines, but what stuck out to me was this little booklet called The Way to God!
I was able to sit there and read the whole booklet, and I never heard or told the story nearly as well and complete as that little booklet tells the story! Then I thought, 'MAN, I would love to have some of these to share!' That’s when I read on the back that I could order a few from you!
I would like to order 50 booklets, or if that’s too many, whatever you can send will be just fine. I would like them in English, please.
I am a youth and adult Sunday School teacher, and I have a new, small nursing-home ministry. I would love to be able to share this beautiful little book with others.”
—Harold L., Ohio
From Ecuador, we received a report from Christians working with a ministry providing food for people living on the street. “We are reaching out to them to feed them, to pray for them, and to give them a John and Matthew booklet. God gives us wisdom so that His Word comes in this time of uncertainty and fear. They are young people who live on drugs, but at the same time they want to read the Word of God and have us pray for them.”
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