Joy in Madagascar!
“We had another container with booklets, 40-foot this time. It came with more than two million booklets from World Missionary Press, everything paid for, up to the storage rooms. What a blessing, dear friends! We are so blessed with our partnership with WMP. God is so good to us, and we do know that He loves the lost in Madagascar. We printed a special tract for the festive season, with stress on a salvation message and that a Saviour was born for us, not so much [focused] on Christmas but on Christ. We praise the Lord that we visited more than 161,000 homes in six cities in three provinces during December. All this was done before Christmas Day. What a joy, dear friends! God is so good to us. So many people responded positively to the gospel message. I think I can say, as we look at reports from our distributors, this was the best-ever distribution project we’ve had. Of the 161,000 + people who received the gospel message, 12,329 responded positively to the way of salvation message. In general, we use 1+1 of WMP booklets and an additional tract printed for the season, depending on the time of the year. Our next project will be Passover, and it will take place halfway down on our west coast—a large city and surrounding villages. We plan to visit 80,000 homes.” Dries and Valerie D., Madagascar
“I am a member of Courtside Ministries, a Christian evangelical ministry. We have prayer tables outside courthouses, and we ask as people pass by if they would like to pray. It is a very effective ministry. We have 23 teams now at various courthouses and last year God touched tens of thousands of lives through this ministry. Over 3,900 came to know Christ, and we gave out more tracts and Bibles than we can count. We also give out church referrals and have pastors do follow up on those who accept the Lord on site. It is an amazing ministry. I have been studying Islam (as best I can in the time I have) and am being led to get prepared. Based on how the Lord has worked in my life up to now, that makes me certain I will be in contact with some Islamic believers soon. I would like to have a few of your booklets. I will keep four in Arabic and one in English and pass three in Arabic and one in English to two other teams. If our board feels it is not wasting your resources, I will probably come back and get more.”
-Ramona J., Indiana, USA
An Inmate's Powerful Testimony
"I had seen other inmates with the Scripture-text Datebook and rebelled [against] it as religious psycho-babble propaganda. I was made to go to church as a youth, by parents who were non-attenders themselves. I had become disheartened with church and spent all of these years (42), feeling I could handle everything life threw at me. In January of this year, I was given a Datebook by my cellmate. Instead of rejecting it, and him interpreting it as my rejecting his kindness, I put on a show of reading it. I eventually used it to write down daily plans and deeds. I then started reading the daily Scriptures, and His light opened my eyes. My heart felt a great burden lifted as I opened it and my brain to His righteousness. I cannot do this time or my life alone. I need Him!" ~Geoffrey F.