The Democratic Republic of the Congo, with approximately 90 million people, is the most populous officially Francophone country in the world, as well as the second-most populous country in Africa. Its capital, Kinshasa, is an enormous city—the third most populous city in all of Africa. In the past year, new doors have opened for WMP to send large supplies into D.R.C. to meet a growing cry for God’s Word. Centralized in Kinshasa, shipments carrying Scripture booklets in regional languages as well as in French are also destined for the southern and central regions of D.R.C. as well as Goma in the East.
Charma W. wrote from D.R.C., “The literature helped us a lot in the work of the gospel. We reached several villages and received many testimonies of the souls blessed through the reading of this literature and now the demand multiplies. Our brothers who collaborate with us in the distribution of these Scripture booklets in the villages demand even more because every day they get requests from people and churches for more Scripture! There is a great thirst for spiritual material and learning. World Missionary Press is much appreciated for bringing the gospel to a neglected population. Please send us literature for evangelism in French and Kituba.”
A new ministry partner from D.R.C. has requested WMP literature. “I don’t know how to praise the Lord of our harvest,” wrote Samuel M., “and how to express my joy to read your materials! I welcome all the evangelical materials you have, especially those in Swahili-Congo, Lingala, and French. (New Testaments and The Way to God should not be absent in the shipment.) As we are a church-planting and humanitarian ministry in remote areas, WMP materials are very important, and I believe God and you will be very happy when we begin working together. Again, I say thank you, and I welcome these materials with two hands!”
Guinea is a nation of 12.7 million people, 86% of whom are Muslim, with 29 unreached tribes. One ministry sent a team of two trained Liberian leaders to neighboring Guinea. They visited village after village, introducing themselves to the leader of the village after much prayer and stating their purpose—to start a church where there was no church. Wherever they went, they were received with openness, listened to with respect beyond their expectations, and even encouraged to teach and preach! Over and over again, the “impossible” happened. It seemed that all they had to do was show up in obedience and find a prepared people waiting. This ministry is awaiting a shipment of French New Testaments from WMP to establish new believers in these newly opened villages. WMP’s national coordinator in Guinea has requested two container shipments for his country to meet the challenge of reaching one million people in Guinea with the gospel.
In Mexico, a ministry to the women in many communities and churches was limited when the border with the USA was closed to non-essential traffic and a WMP distributor was unable to get many of the supplies and booklets to the pastors and churches. Undaunted, she found a hand cart which she loaded with 10-pound boxes of WMP Scripture booklets, and walked across the border regularly as allowed to keep the supplies flowing.
COVID-19 has NOT stopped the Gospel from reaching hearts and changing lives!
The growing African population will undoubtedly lead to a growing worldwide influence for African churches. Even now, “sending” churches effectively take the gospel into Europe, US, Asia, and Latin America. Such a growing influence must have a strong foundation in the Word of Truth. Many African pastors and missions continue to look to WMP for the pure Word of God found in the topical Scripture booklets as well as the Bible Study on John. A partnership with Feed the Hungry in Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Burundi has put The Way to God booklet and the Bible Study on John into the hands of thousands. Pastors are encouraged. Lives are changed.