There is a tremendous need for Scripture in Asia. We look to follow as the Lord opens doors to make the Scripture booklets available to those willing to go where the Gospel has not gone. Requests for 17.8 million booklets are currently slated for five nations. In addition, major distributors in one South Asian country are projecting an increased need of 16.8 million more booklets. Frans K. is praising the Lord for supplying 400,000 copies of God Loves You!, which have already been shipped to many parts of Indonesia.
“We praise the Lord because your booklets have been used for Sunday service, not by a pastor, but in home churches as the churches have been closed during the pandemic. They have been in demand in rural areas, as online worship does not exist in these areas. With the combined verses the booklets are suitable for making a sermon from every page. We thank you so much for helping our people know God in Jesus Christ.”
—Jan L., Indonesia
New Life Through Christ
An itinerate pastor in S. Asia felt called to a certain village where he began to distribute The Way to God and How to Know God Scripture booklets from World Missionary Press. As one woman read through the booklets, the Lord began to work in her heart. When the pastor shared with her what Jesus had done for mankind, she began to cry and confess her sins before the Lord. She committed her life to follow Jesus and live for Him as a testimony among her neighbors. As a result, the pastor was able to establish a fellowship group in that village. The group grew into a church which was able to construct its own building in that place.
The challenges of reaching Asia’s 4.5 billion people are often overwhelming. WMP ministry partners in Asia have developed unique evangelism methods, some as basic as an itinerate missionary walking or riding a bicycle from village to village, carrying a box of Scripture booklets. Others use tourist gift bags which include WMP Scripture booklets. In restrictive environments, the Holy Spirit leads believers to places where open hearts are waiting to hear the gospel. Each one relies on the printed Word to go where they may not be able to go, providing a continuing opportunity for someone to read the words of life.
In the Philippines, a partner ministry continues to share the gospel in the face of new restrictions. “We are grateful for the materials that WMP is sending. Since the Covid-19 lockdown started, there [has been] no available public transportation. We send our gospel materials to different parts of the country through express delivery. Covid-19 cannot stop us in sharing God’s Word! We find ways to bring them to every home. Happy are the pastors who receive the delivery. As the churches go, prayer is important to open the hearts and minds of the people receiving the printed message of the gospel.” —E.E., Philippines
Shipments to S. Asia, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Solomon Islands, Fiji, and other areas in the South Pacific have either been shipped recently or are being prepared for delivery in 2021.
"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
“I visited your plant last fall while in the area and worked a half day. We enjoyed a wonderful tour of the facility. I participate in BCM (Baptist Collegiate Mission) at a local college where 40% are international, degree students. Gospel tracts are given to students who attend weekly meetings at this college. Two students accepted Jesus last school year and others returned to China with a clear understanding of Christianity and considering decisions.”
- Karen W., Georgia, USA
Jesus Encounters in Myanmar!
“At the ‘Jesus to the Nations’ conference March 2014 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, a representative from your organization asked if we (Dawn for Asia) could use Biblical literature for our work in Myanmar. Subsequently, I received five packages containing Scripture booklets in Burmese. Those booklets have been distributed in Yangon and Kalay. The pastors there were thrilled to get the material and are using God's Word that you provided to reach Buddhists in their communities. On Christmas Day, one pastor preached on John 3:16 to a crowd of 500 people. He reported that 28 Buddhists made a profession of faith in Christ Jesus. He told me that more [people] made a commitment but were nervous about making it public, as Christians are still persecuted in Myanmar for their faith. On behalf of the Dawn for Asia Board and the three pastors in Myanmar who received the material, thank you for your help in providing God's Word to the people of Myanmar.” -James C., Myanmar