In Portugal, missionary Daniel had contact with local churches who were not constantly involved in evangelism, but when they did outreach, they received the Scripture booklets. Daniel observed our work in Bolivia through videos and tried to do something similar in context with the reality of Portugal. Teams of young missionaries from Brazil would come to Portugal to do distribution in the streets, but they focused mainly on teaching the Word of God in the houses. This was the most successful strategy for them. Their work was not restricted to Portugal. From Portugal, they would go to Spain, Italy, England, and other countries in Europe. They would take groups to do evangelism in each region. Consequently, local churches became excited about the work they were doing, generating animated interaction which boosted their providing materials to other groups preparing for service.
“I ordered a few boxes of booklets and had been hitting the streets with a team I led. But, after a while, I got caught up with my own life and stopped evangelizing. So, about half of the booklets were still stacked up in my room. However, the burden to reach the lost recently came back and I started again and have also been running evangelism training sessions that have been EXTREMELY popular. I have now started an evangelism network and by God’s grace the results have been INCREDIBLE. The teams and network are leading people to Christ at a CRAZY rate! When we evangelize, we give each of them one of your booklets and the ones I have are almost finished now. The long summer holidays are fast approaching and we are going full force with evangelism. We are evangelizing everywhere—at work, schools, universities, colleges, on the streets. Also, there are so many events we will be going to and some of us also intend to travel abroad with the booklets in different languages. We have also found that language barriers can be frustrating and make it hard to share the Gospel. But, with booklets in different languages, even if there is a barrier, we will still be able to give them material in their language that can show them their need and point them to Christ. London is very diverse in backgrounds of the population and for many people, English is not their first language. So your ministry is an amazing resource. I know I have requested many booklets in this order, but they will genuinely be used prayerfully and effectively. I have also carefully selected according to which booklets we have seen to be effective with each different community. Thank you so much and may our Father provide for ALL your needs. Much love!”
-Richard A., London, England