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.
"I was drug-addicted, fond of violence, lawless and ungodly." That's how David, who writes from Zimbabwe, describes his old way of life.
"Then one Sunday morning on my way to town I picked up a small piece of paper from a booklet." On the scrap of paper, torn from a piece of Gospel literature, David found words from the Bible: "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly...His delight is in the law of the Lord."
As David knew firsthand, Zimbabwe is filled with as much violence and drug abuse as any country of the world. But God offered blessing and delight to those who rested in Him. "Since that Sunday morning," David writes, "I've become a new person in Christ. I'm now a Sunday school teacher at a Christian farm school with sixty Bible students."
Today, David gives out Scripture booklets, like the one that changed his life. He says Gospel literature is effective because the Word works!
Taken with permission from Page 56 of 'The Word Works' (A compilation of WMP literature testimonies), by Mark Ward, Sr.
“Firstly I would like to thank you and . . . everyone who helped in the printing of booklets you send me. 'Let’s Praise the Lord' booklets make a lot of people turn to see what we are doing on stages throughout Zimbabwe, when everyone was invited to 'His Praise Choir'. A lot of people just fell on the spot and start crying, tearing their clothes because of evil spirits, . . . when we were reading through the booklet with them, because the power of God was working in them and the demons were driven away. A lot of people decided to join us and pray with us. We appeared in the most sinful place in Zimbabwe (Mbare) and preached the Word of God. One woman came [out of] the crowd and climbed on the stage and repented of her witchcraft. She said she had killed many people but now she needed to let Jesus forgive her and she said she needed to be baptized. In Mbare we have a very big shortage of booklets because a lot of people there showed so much interest in reading and obeying God and stopped their bad deeds. So many people were much excited and almost in tears by the booklets, 'Who Am I That A King Would Die in My Place?' and 'The Way to God'. I don't know how I can thank you for the parcels you send me. Only God knows how pleased and happy I am. The most exciting is that the parcels you send me are almost finished during distribution of the Word of God and they are in demand now. So may you please help me again with hundreds or thousands of booklets. . . containing the Word of our holy God. Please teach me how to be a professional distributor, leader, or anything you need to teach me about God so that I can . . . be a missionary or any good man on earth. Yours, a fifteen-year-old boy in need.” -Simbarashe M., Zimbabwe, Africa