Leges, 78 years old, was a well-known witch. She had lived her entire life in a house where demons were worshiped. One day, a Christian visiting relatives in the area boldly went to Leges’ house to share the gospel. A struggle began within her as she listened to the message. Finally, a calm came over her. As she clearly heard and understood the gospel, she received the Lord as her Savior. As a result of giving up her witchcraft, she lost her source of income and her husband evicted her.
This testimony of Leges is one of many from across Ethiopia. Gospel workers, armed with World Missionary Press Scripture booklets, go into villages and homes, proclaiming life-giving truths through words and actions.
"I hand out bags of candy to bus drivers and service providers. One driver recently squealed with delight after receiving the bag and immediately said, 'Oh, I love the little books!'. Another took the booklet out and started reading it aloud to his coworker. Thank you so much for helping me reach out to the unreached."
“Greetings from the Kingdom of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), where The Luke Commission has served with compassionate medical care for the past 17 years. Over that time World Missionary Press has freely partnered with us to share booklets and Bible study material.
Your generosity has helped us not only treat our patients medically but also spiritually. Only Heaven will know the difference that has been made in eternity for countless Eswatini as we shared the good news of Jesus Christ.
Others have come to know Him more deeply and more intimately through the material we have together been able to share all over our nation. We have even seen some of our patients come to know Christ moments before they would meet Him face to face. We cannot thank you enough."
—Brian S., Eswatini (Swaziland)
Despite limitations for outreach due to the current pandemic, the work of giving the Word of God to the people of Argentina has continued. Doors are opening, requiring a new supply of WMP Scripture booklets and Bible studies. Churches can once again carry out activities without restrictions. A strategic follow-up and discipleship plan has been started by WMP’s national coordinator in recent months. Their new order reflected an increase in the number of booklets and Bible studies that are proving very effective.
“We are blessed to be partners in evangelization,” wrote EHC Argentina. “God is giving us many opportunities to reach many people for Christ each month, and that’s wonderful! Without you, the work would not be possible, since 70% of the literature we distribute is WMP booklets. Our prison ministry requested Bible studies of John, Matthew, Romans, and Genesis. I just had to say they were exhausted, but we are expecting another shipment! Thank you very much, and many blessings.”
An internal conflict between government and rebel forces has seen thousands die in Ethiopia, with more than a million people displaced. Reports now warn that nearly half a million Ethiopians are facing starvation. Into such uncertainties and desperation, the Word of God brings hope. WMP’s national coordinator confirmed the open doors to share the booklets and the timely need.
“Praise God that Christ is setting people free,” EHC Ethiopia wrote. “Anteneh B. is a street boy who committed lots of sins and was in jail many times. But a simple gospel booklet changed his life. Nobody had told him about Jesus before, because they were afraid to approach him. He shares: ‘But this booklet told me who Jesus is. A lady gave me this booklet, and I accepted Jesus through that message. If Jesus [were] not my Savior, my life [would have] ended up in the maximum-security prison where the worst criminals are sent.'"
A 40-foot container with 1.3 million booklets in Amharic and Oromiffa is in line for production. The booklets are being well received and effective. Millions face an empty tomorrow. Now is the day of salvation.
In a recent interview, WMP’s national coordinator in South Sudan eloquently expressed the opportunity and need for a new supply of Scripture booklets. He reports that in the past two years, doors have been opened for evangelism outreach without restriction and churches have seized the opportunity to press forward with the gospel. South Sudan is home to 64 tribes, 27 of which have not been reached with the gospel. He states that “Without you, we wouldn’t know what we could do.” The larger areas of Darfur, Khartoum, and the Nuba Mountains are open to the gospel, accentuating the need for more material.
Booklets are urgently needed in two of the major languages of South Sudan, Dinka and Nuer. The WMP language team is working with the team there to get booklets ready as soon as possible. These will enhance the reach of the literature and support the churches in evangelism and discipleship. A 40-foot container with 1.7 million booklets is in line to provide tools for those going through the open doors God has provided.
In March 2021, WMP was contacted by believers in Russia who presented a well-organized and focused campaign to reach 25 million people in Central Russia within a 24-month period. This plan included the need for trusted literature, leaving the message of salvation through Jesus Christ to continue speaking. Their initial request was for 1 million copies of A Bible Study on John as a starting point with a subsequent request for 1 million copies of the new WMP booklet, Who do You say that I AM?
“Christ is in our country,” was one eager response. “The ministry is growing so fast and the doors for preaching the gospel are more open than ever in our country. Right now we are distributing about 1,040,000 booklets in one month. We feel we still have the resources to start distributing about 2,000,000 booklets in one month. So we are looking forward to the booklets. Print as many of them as you can! Thank you for your work for our country. I thank Christ that we will rejoice together.”
God’s people in Africa are trusting that if they believe and pray and give themselves to the work of the Lord, Africa will be saved! There is an excited looking-forward among WMP partners in Africa—along with a huge increase in requests for Scripture booklets! New contacts eagerly await their first shipment, while established ministries discover new avenues for using the booklets to reach into hearts and homes. Refugee camps, densely populated inner cities, hospitals, prisons, unreached people groups—all are being touched by the power of God’s Word.
One after another, WMP distributors report, “We could not do what we do without the literature.” By providing Scripture booklets in so many languages of Africa—free of charge—the limited resources of many ministries are freed-up to implement the outreach, and booklets can be requested in additional languages, expanding the effectiveness of their work.
It is, indeed, an exciting time for the gospel in Africa, with shipments in process for 23 African nations. Each one represents distributors waiting to take the Word to the farthest reaches of their country, knowing that the power of God’s Word will transform lives, communities, and nations.
"I just returned from a trip to Tanzania where we are doing pastoral training courses. Your gospel booklets really helped with our evangelism while we were there. They were also a great guide for the local leaders to use while sharing their faith. Many came to know Christ while we were there sharing the gospel. Thank you so much for your booklets."
"I come from a Buddhist family. I prayed and asked Jesus to prove that He is real at a church meeting on Feb. 8, 2020, and He did! Out of nowhere, the pastor, who didn't know me, called out my name and prayed over me. It was amazing!
I was in Las Vegas during this Thanksgiving Holiday and received a WMP, Help From Above, Scripture booklet.
I believe it was meant for me to receive the booklet, and I look forward to getting more of them in the Vietnamese Language.
I usually travel to Vietnam to visit family, and now I know where to get the Word of God in Vietnamese.
My goal is to spread the Good News in Vietnam and everywhere I go! Thank You!"
-A WMP Friend who resides in Florida