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Help From Above
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“Help From Above” is a collection of related verses of Scripture by subjects from various parts of the Bible. I believe the best commentary on Scripture is the Bible itself.

God’s Word comes “from above” and is indeed very helpful to hearts that hunger and thirst after righteousness. When a person repents, forsakes sin, invites the Lord Jesus Christ to dwell in his heart, and believes with all his heart on the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, the Lord will manifest Himself to him and impart His own joy and peace to the believer’s heart. I experienced this in 1937 and have enjoyed wonderful fellowship with the Lord ever since. I urge you to surrender to Him as your Savior and Lord NOW if you have not done so already. —Watson Goodman (1920-2002)

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Listen to Help From Above  as read by Mark Ward
Note for those learning English:  you might want to print a copy of Help From Above (English HFA pdf) so that you can practice pronunciation by reading and listening to the Scripture verses at the same time.

The Bible text used is from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1979, 1980, 1982, Thomas Nelson Inc., Publishers. Used by permission.

THE LOVE OF GOD — page 1

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But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. —Romans 5:8

Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. —John 13:1

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” —John 15:13

And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. —Revelation 1:5

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” —John 3:16

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” —Jeremiah 31:3

THE DEITY OF JESUS CHRIST — page 2

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justi-fied in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory. —1 Timothy 3:16

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, …full of grace and truth. —John 1:1 and 14

Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” —Matthew 1:22, 23

“I and My Father are one.” —John 10:30

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, `Show us the Father?’ Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.” —John 14:9, 10

JESUS THE SON OF GOD — page 3

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Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. —1 John 4:15

And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.” —Luke 1:35

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6

While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice came out of the cloud, saying “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!” —Matthew 17:5

He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?” And Jesus said to him “You have both seen Him [the Son of God] and it is He who is talking with you.” —John 9:36, 37

For in Him [Christ Jesus] dwells all the fullness of the God-head bodily. —Colossians 2:9

JESUS TELLS US WHO HE IS — page 4

And He said to them, “You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” —John 8:23 and 58

The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.” —John 4:25, 26

And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” —John 6:35; 9:5

Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.” —John 10:7

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” —John 11:25

“You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.” —John 13:13

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” —John 14:6

SOME MIRACLES JESUS DID — page 5

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Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained. Now those who had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children. —Matthew 14:19-21

But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. —Luke 5:5, 6

And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, “Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son Of David!” So Jesus …said, “What do you want Me to do for you?” They said to Him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed Him. —Matthew 20:30 and 32b-34

JESUS CHRIST IS CREATOR AND LORD — page 6

God who created all things through Jesus Christ. —Ephesians 3:9b

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. —Colossians 1:16

All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. —John 1:3

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. —Philippians 2:11

God…has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds. —Hebrews 1:1a, 2

“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.” —Acts 2:36

For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. —Romans 14:9

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. —1 Corinthians 1:9

JESUS CHRIST IS JUDGE OF ALL — page 7

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But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. —Romans 14:10

I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom. —2 Timothy 4:1

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.” —Matthew 25:31-32

“For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son.” —John 5:22

In the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. —Romans 2:16

“And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead.” —Acts 10:42

REDEMPTION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST — page 8

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” —John 14:6

“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” —John 8:24

And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him. —Hebrews 5:9

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. —Romans 3:23, 24

Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them. —Hebrews 7:25

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” —Acts 4:12

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. —1 Thessalonians 5:9

REDEMPTION ONLY THROUGH CHRIST — page 9

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But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God­and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. —1 Corinthians 1:30

Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. —Titus 2:14

Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. —Colossians 1:12-14

“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” —Luke 19:10

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” —Revelation 5:9

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. —Ephesians 5:2

THE ATONEMENT OF CHRIST’S BLOOD — page 10

Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. —Romans 5:9

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. —Ephesians 1:7

“For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” —Matthew 26:28

Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. —1 Peter 1:18, 19

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. —1 John 1:7

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? —Hebrews 9:14

We also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. —Romans 5:11b

SALVATION BY FAITH IN CHRIST — page 11

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For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. —Ephesians 2:8, 9

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. —Romans 5:1

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love. —Galatians 5:6

“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved….” —Acts 16:31b

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. —1 John 5:4

Then they said to Him, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” —John 6:28, 29

But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. —John 20:31

GOD’S MERCY — page 12

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. —2 Corinthians 1:3

Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy. —Micah 7:18

For Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds. —Psalm 108:4

Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. —Lamentations 3:22, 23

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him. But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children. —Psalm 103:11, 17

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. —Titus 3:5

GOD INVITES US TO COME TO HIM — page 13

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“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” —Isaiah 1:18

And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. And whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. —Revelation 22:17

“Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” —Isaiah 55:1

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.” —John 7:37

But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.” —Mark 10:14

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” —Matthew 11:28

NOT ALL PEOPLE ARE GOD’S CHILDREN — page 14

In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. —1 John 3:10

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” —Romans 8:14, 15

That you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. —Philippians 2:15

Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you.” —2 Corinthians 6:17, 18a

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. —John 1:12

WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT STRONG DRINK — page 15

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Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish, ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. —Galatians 5:19-21

Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in licentiousness and lewdness, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts. —Romans 13:13, 14

Woe to those who rise early in the morning, that they may follow intoxicating drink; who continue until night, till wine inflames them! —Isaiah 5:11

Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it swirls around smoothly; at the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like a viper. —Proverbs 23:31, 32

Wine is a mocker, intoxicating drink arouses brawling, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise. —Proverbs 20:1

SINCERITY IS NOT ENOUGH — page 16

Jesus said to him, “`You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.” —Matthew 22:37, 38

“Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: `Do not commit adultery,’ `Do not murder,’ `Do not steal,’ `Do not bear false witness,’ `Do not defraud,’ `Honor your father and your mother.'” And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these I have observed from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, and went away grieved, for he had great possessions. —Mark 10:17b-22

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death. —Proverbs 16:25

BE NOT DECEIVED — page 17

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Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. —Galatians 6:7

Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. —1 John 3:7, 8a

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. —1 Corinthians 6:9, 10

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. —Ephesians 5:6

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. —James 1:22

For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. —Galatians 6:3

“For many will come in My name, saying, `I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.” —Matthew 24:5

SIN BRINGS DEATH — page 18

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned. —Romans 5:12

Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. —James 1:15

For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. —Romans 8:6, 7

“The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.” —Ezekiel 18:20

“`It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found.'” —Luke 15:32

As righteousness leads to life, so he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death. —Proverbs 11:19

For the wages of sin is death. —Romans 6:23a

CHRIST CONQUERED DEATH — page 19

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And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. —Romans 1:4

Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” —John 11:43, 44

“Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.” —John 10:17, 18

Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And he who was dead sat up and began to speak. —Luke 7:14, 15a

“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” —Revelation 1:18

The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. —1 Corinthians 15:26

THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD — page 20

“[The LORD said,] `You shall have no other gods before Me.

`You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them….

`You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

`Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work ….

`Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you….

`You shall not murder.

`You shall not commit adultery.

`You shall not steal.

`You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

`You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.'” —Deuteronomy 5:7-21

YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM GOD — page 21

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“For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps. There is no darkness nor shadow of death where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.” —Job 34:21, 22

“Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD. —Jeremiah 23:24

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into Heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You. —Psalm 139:7, 8 and 12

The eyes of the LORD are in every place. —Proverbs 15:3a

And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. —Hebrews 4:13

“For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.” —Luke 8:17

EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT OF THE UNGODLY — page 22

“The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” —Matthew 13:41, 42

The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. —Psalm 9:17

But the heavens and the earth which now exist are kept in store by the same word, reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. —2 Peter 3:7

These shall be punished with destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. —2 Thessalonians 1:9

“And if your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire.” —Matthew 18:8

“And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” —Matthew 25:46

JUDGMENT AHEAD — page 23

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“Because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” —Acts 17:31

Then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment. —2 Peter 2:9

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. —2 Corinthians 5:10

Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. —1 John 4:17

And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment. —Hebrews 9:27

And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works. —Revelation 20:12a

So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. —Romans 14:12

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST — page 24

But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many. —Romans 5:15

So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. —Romans 9:16

“God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” —1 Peter 5:5b

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. —2 Corinthians 8:9

But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. —Romans 5:20b, 21

And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. —Acts 4:33

REPENTANCE — page 25

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“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.” —Acts 17:30

“I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” —Luke 13:3

And saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” —Matthew 3:2

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” —Acts 2:38; 3:19

“Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed.” —Ezekiel 18:31a

He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. —Proverbs 28:13

For godly sorrow produces repentance to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death. —2 Corinthians 7:10

THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS — page 26

“But if a wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.” —Ezekiel 18:21

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” —Revelation 3:20

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. —Isaiah 55:7

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” —Matthew 6:14

When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” —Mark 2:5

“Through this Man [Jesus] is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.” —Acts 13:38b; 5:31

“And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” —Luke 24:47

SEPARATION FROM WORLDLINESS — page 27

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For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age. —Titus 2:11, 12

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. —Colossians 3:2

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. —Ephesians 5:11

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world. —1 John 2:15, 16

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. —James 4:4

“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil.” —Isaiah 1:16

THE NEW BIRTH — page 28

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” —Ezekiel 36:26

If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness is born of Him. We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. —1 John 2:29; 5:18

But you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. —1 Corinthians 6:11b

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” —John 3:3

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. —2 Corinthians 5:17

Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. —1 Peter 1:23

DEAD TO SIN — RISEN IN CHRIST — page 29

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And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.  And raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. —Ephesians 2:1 and 6

Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed. —1 Peter 2:24

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.  For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. —Colossians 3:1-4

And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. —Galatians 5:24,25

Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 6:2 and 11

ETERNAL LIFE — page 30

For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. —Galatians 6:8

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:14, 15

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” —John 17:3

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” —John 3:36

…The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. —Romans 6:23

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” —John 5:24

His own purpose and grace… has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. —2 Timothy 1:9b, 10

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION — page 31

Listen to Page 31 & 32

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. —Romans 8:16

And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life. —1 John 5:11-13a

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” —John 14:21

The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. —Isaiah 32:17

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” —Galatians 4:6

By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. —1 John 4:13

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. —1 John 2:3

THE INDWELLING CHRIST GIVES JOY — page 32

“But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.” —John 17:13

“I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.” —John 16:22b

For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. —Romans 14:17

Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. —Isaiah 12:3

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” —Galatians 2:20

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” —John 15:11

You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. —Psalm 16:11

Whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory. —1 Peter 1:8

OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD NECESSARY — page 33

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“However, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers.” —1 Samuel 12:15

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness? —Romans 6:16

And to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. —2 Thessalonians 1:7-9

“Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God.” —Deuteronomy 11:26-28a

CONFESSION OF CHRIST NECESSARY — page 34

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. —Philippians 2:11

“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” —Matthew 10:32, 33

By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God. —1 John 4:2

Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. —1 John 4:15

That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made to salvation. —Romans 10:9, 10

Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. —1 John 2:23

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in His own glory, and in His Father’s, and of the holy angels.” —Luke 9:26

SATAN — OUR ARCH ENEMY — page 35

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Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith. —1 Peter 5:8, 9a

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Then Jesus said to him “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, `You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'” Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. —Matthew 4:1 and 10, 11

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. —Ephesians 6:10, 11

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. —2 Corinthians 10:4

He [the devil] was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him….he is a liar and the father of it. —John 8:44b

I also forgive…lest Satan should take advantage of us. —2 Corinthians 2:10b, 11a

VICTORY OVER SATAN — page 36

Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil. —Hebrews 2:14

He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. —1 John 3:8

“To open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.” —Acts 26:18

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. —Romans 8:35 and 37

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. —James 4:7, 8a

Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. —John 12:31

LOVE, THE TEST OF DISCIPLESHIP — page 37

Listen to Page 37 & 38

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. —1 Corinthians 13:1

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. —Galatians 5:22, 23a

He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My sheep.” —John 21:16

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.” —John 14:15

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? —1 John 4:20

“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” —John 13:35

We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. —1 John 3:14

For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. —1 John 5:3

THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST — page 38

Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons. —Mark 16:9

Who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification. —Romans 4:25

“And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.” —Acts 10:39-41

And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” —John 20:26-28

THE RESURRECTION, OUR GLORIOUS HOPE — page 39

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“The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth ­- Those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.” —John 5:25b and 28, 29

Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection. —Romans 6:3-5

And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. —Romans 8:10, 11

HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD — page 40

For He has visited and redeemed His people,…to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life.” —Luke 1:68b, 74, 75

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. —2 Corinthians 7:1

Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. —1 Thessalonians 4:1-4, 7

But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” —1 Peter 1:15, 16

HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD — page 41

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Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. —Hebrews 13:12

Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,… and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in righteousness and true holiness. —Ephesians 1:4; 4:24

A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road, although a fool, shall not go astray. —Isaiah 35:8

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. —1 John 1:9

Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness. —2 Peter 3:11

Pursue peace with all men, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. —Hebrews 12:14

SPIRIT-FILLED MEN — page 42

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” —Luke 11:13

And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. —Acts 4:31

“I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.” —Ezekiel 36:27

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. —Romans 8:9

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me.” —Acts 1:8a

For he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. —Acts 11:24a

And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. —Acts 13:52

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit. —Ephesians 5:18

WONDERFUL PROMISES TO CHRISTIANS — page 43

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The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. —Psalm 34:18

“For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,” says the LORD. “But on this one will I look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.” —Isaiah 66:2

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” —Mark 9:23

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. —1 Peter 4:12, 13

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” —Revelation 21:4

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” —Matthew 6:33

PROMISES TO THE TEMPTED — page 44

For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted. —Hebrews 2:18

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. —Romans 16:20a

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned. —Isaiah 43:2a

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. —1 Corinthians 10:13

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. —Psalm 34:19

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. —Romans 8:28

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. —Hebrews 4:15

PROMISES TO OVERCOMERS — page 45

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“He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” —Revelation 21:7

“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. And I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” —Revelation 3:12

“He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.” —Revelation 3:5

“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” —Revelation 3:21

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” —Revelation 2:7

“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations.” —Revelation 2:26

GOD SPEAKS TO US ABOUT DIVORCE — page 46

Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. —1 Corinthians 7:10, 11, 39

For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from that law, so that she is no adulteress, though she has married another man. —Romans 7:2, 3

“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery.” —Luke 16:18

“But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery.” —Matthew 5:32a

JESUS CHRIST WILL RETURN TO EARTH — page 47

Listen to Page 47 & 48

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” —John 14:3

“Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” —Matthew 24:30

“For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father….” —Mark 8:38

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. —1 John 3:2, 3

“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” —Luke 12:40

“For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.” —Matthew 16:27

THE WORD OF GOD — page 48

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” —Luke 21:33

For prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. —2 Peter 1:21

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. —2 Timothy 3:16

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. —Psalm 119:105

PRAY AND FORGIVE

“In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” —Matthew 6:9-15

GOD’S WAY OF SALVATION

Listen to Page 49

I need a Savior.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. —Romans 3:23

But your iniquities have separated you from your God. —Isaiah 59:2a

Christ died for me.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God. —1 Peter 3:18a

I need to repent of my sin.
He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. —Proverbs 28:13

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out. —Acts 3:19a

I must receive Jesus by faith.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name. —John 1:12

I can be sure of my salvation.
He who has the Son has life. —1 John 5:12a

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” —John 5:24

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Welcome to World Missionary Press, Inc.

 

World Missionary Press, Inc., founded in 1961, is an interdenominational service ministry producing topical Scripture booklets in 350 languages and growing, along with Bible study booklets and New Testaments, for free distribution in 210 countries of the world.

Letters and verbal reports confirm that God is using His Word in powerful ways to draw many thousands of souls to Himself. World Missionary Press operates by trusting the Lord Jesus Christ to raise up staff and volunteers and to provide finances through contributions from His people.

 

 

 

 

Scripture booklets are typeset on computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Pre-press Department, after new languages are typeset, proofread, and corrected, they are sent directly from the computer to the CTP (computer to plate) machine.

 

 

 

 

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Our Man-Roland 6-color Press can print 2 over 4 colors at high speeds. What once took 14 hours to produce on the Hashimoto can be produced in 2.5 hours on the Man-Roland.

 

 

 

 

 

The Robertson-King web press produces and folds the insides of up to 60,000 Help From Above-size booklets  (48 pages each) per hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our high-speed bindery collates, staples, and trims 30,000 booklets per hour. Much of the work at the bindery is done by volunteers. More than 440 volunteers from 68 churches help in the ministry.

 

 

 

 

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The slitter trims 500 Scripture booklets per minute. Millions of booklets per month are produced through World Missionary Press ministry.

 

 

 

 

Ten-pound boxes of Scripture booklets are often stacked on skids and wrapped for shipment overseas. An average of 1.5 tons of literature leave World Missionary Press each working day.

Mailing personnel, including volunteers, fill orders that come from the U.S. and overseas. Our goal is to produce and send as much of God’s Word as we can as economically as possible while we yet have freedom to do so.

 


 

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September 2021 Newsletter

A Vision for Russia

“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” –Matthew 9:36

Over the years World Missionary Press has seen God open doors that seemed shut, bring together new ministry partners to reach new areas with the gospel, and bring blessing out of seeming chaos.

An unexpected and exciting door has opened to share in reaching Central Russia’s 25 million people with the precious Word of God.

In the past few years WMP has been blessed to support production of 600,000 copies of Russian How to Know God, and this year 200,000 copies of a special edition Russian Bible Study on John, all printed by our partners in Moscow. Testimonies of the distribution were so encouraging, both in the energy and faithfulness of those giving out the booklets and in the overwhelmingly positive response to the message. One comment was that Russians love to read and therefore readily accept the booklets as God opens doors.

An area coordinator wrote, “The information that is written in the booklet is very important for people because it talks about who God is and what He has done for each person. Some people thank us and tell us that we are doing the right thing. I thank you for these booklets, understanding the role that the Word of God plays in a person’s life. Thank you very much!”

A team which distributed 10,000 booklets in their city and region reported, “Against the background of the pandemic of COVID-19, people are increasingly thinking about God and gratefully accept the booklets.”

A distribution leader in Moscow wrote that “people took the booklets with such gratitude and listened to the gospel. Some were strongly affected by God!” One man was very touched when he heard that God loves him “because he does not have a father and never heard that God is his father in Heaven and that He loves him.”

In March 2021 WMP was approached by Every Home for Christ Russia about being involved in helping to reach 25 million people within the next 24 months! Presented as “24:25,” it is a vision to reach the people of Central Russia with the Word of God at least once. The team looked to their current relationship with World Missionary Press to help make the goals of the project a reality: (1) to respond to a burden for revival and evangelism, (2) to change people’s general opinion of the churches in their regions, (3) to see the redemption and salvation of thousands and thousands of precious Russian people—confessing their sins and coming to the Lord.

 

Scripture booklets are seen as a bridge of friendship, so the need for literature was vital to their planning. Discussions with WMP settled on one million copies of a special 48-page edition of A Bible Study on John in Russian to be printed here in our plant and sent via container to Russia. The Lord seems to be opening the door for WMP to send material into the country after several years of no such access. Because of our economy of operation, the booklets can be printed at WMP and shipped, for about half the cost of printing them in Russia. The new booklet, Who do You say that I Am? has just been translated into Russian and will be sent in a follow–up shipment.

Our brothers and sisters in Russia are depending on World Missionary Press to provide seeds to sow in reaching 25 million souls with the message of hope and salvation through Jesus Christ. They have planned and trained and begun the work. Preparations are in motion for the first container of 1 million booklets, soon to be followed by a second container of 1 million items.

We are trusting the Lord to allow us to continue printing and shipping throughout the course of this project and are looking to the Lord for continuing favor in sending shipments. You can have a part in helping them go through the door while it is open!

[You can help provide God’s Word for Russia and for the world. Every donated dollar helps produce 29 powerful Scripture booklets for people around the world in their own language. An investment of $100 will touch the lives of 2,900 people; $1,000 will impact 29,000 people who need to know God.]

 

 

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Meet the Team

Ed S.

Maintenance

 

I first heard about World Missionary Press when I would come from Pennsylvania to New Paris to visit the family of my son, Michael, the Care and Connection Executive Pastor at Grace Community Church in Goshen. On one visit my son arranged for me to tour WMP. He has lived in New Paris for the past six years with four of our nine grandchildren.

When my daughter and son-in-law decided to move closer to her brother, along with their five adopted special-needs children, this would have left us in Pennsylvania without any grandchildren. My wife of 51 years, Bonnie, is retired and a homemaker. On August 24, 2020, we purchased a home in New Paris to be closer to our family.

I knew that I would need to subsidize my retirement income with part-time work to pay the mortgage. I had two job offers and chose WMP based on the question, “What Am I Doing for Heaven’s Sake?” I felt I could contribute more to populate heaven by working at WMP than by working in a secular job. I had previously served for 30+ years in pastoral ministries and wanted to feel like I was still contributing to the kingdom of God. With WMP printing millions of Scripture booklets a month, that translates to a lot of potential for the kingdom of God!

I have worked part-time at WMP since August 31 of 2020, cleaning the baler and both binderies, cleaning the strapping machines at the binderies once a week, collecting all the trash twice a week, dust-mopping twice a week, as well as running an auto scrubber through the plant once a week. On occasion I run the bundler following the web press. I also change the outdoor sign weekly, with requests to pray for the safe arrival of recent shipments of Scripture booklets.

What I like best about working at WMP is being a cheerleader for coworkers and friends who are also helping to build God’s kingdom.

My hobbies include camping, fishing, gardening, kayaking, and woodworking. When I’m not working at WMP or doing maintenance at home, I’m working at my other part-time job at Veada (Lippert), working on marine interiors.

 

WMP Partners Around the World

Henry M., ACMI

Kenya

 

African Christian Missions International (ACMI) and Bishop Henry M. have been faithful partners in Kenya for more than 30 years, serving as WMP’s national coordinator for more than 20 years. To date they have received 19.5 million booklets, Bible studies, and salvation coloring books to share with the people of Kenya. Another container is ready to ship as soon as a sea booking is available.

 

WMP: What is the mission and scope of ACMI?

 

ACMI: We are involved in church planting, well-drilling, youth school programs, orphan support, missions training, evangelism rallies, and a chaplaincy program to equip and empower Christian teachers who will see their schools as a mission field. We are excited about what God is doing. Think of 300 young people getting saved in a single rally and more than 1,000 students getting saved in a single weekend! Our particular calling is to prepare Kenya’s next generation to be a spiritually empowered generation—to be not only church leaders and workers, but also men and women in the market place, driving the agenda of the country from a godly platform. Lifechangers is a program providing short-term experience in ministry for fresh graduates before they enter the job market. We are glad we have one thing in common with WMP—to reach lost souls.

 

WMP: When did you become involved with WMP and the Scripture booklets?

 

ACMI: The first boxes were received in 1989. Since 2000 we have received a new container shipment every 2-2½ years.

 

WMP: How has the availability of Scripture booklets helped other ministries and churches?

 

ACMI:  The booklets have had an impact in many communities as our missionaries carry these useful tools and share them with other churches in Kenya. Their response has been great, thanking us and WMP. We have had so many people coming for booklets that we have been telling God that something great is happening! When you send the booklets, we can be sure there is going to be a change in most Kenyan communities. We have experienced that, and people coming to the Lord through reading the booklets.

WMP: Tell us about the plans to widen the distribution.

 

ACMI: Our ministry has grown not only in what services we provide the Kenyan people, but also in the geographical range of our work. Much work has been done in a refugee camp and other regions of Kenya. The Lord has led us to consider working in several regional areas by setting up sub-distribution points through pastors and churches already involved in using WMP literature. This will cut mailing/shipping expenses, make the material more readily available, give better feed-back regarding the need for other languages, and provide more timely reporting after the distribution. This comes from trusting the Lord for something to happen during this pandemic to enable us to reach out even to the people who are very far from where we are.

 

Bishop M. has recently retired from active involvement in this part of ACMI. He has expressed his great gratitude to World Missionary Press for the years of partnership and support through the supply of free literature. The work will continue under the direction of Paul and Irene M., who are also totally committed to seeing the Word of God spread throughout Kenya and beyond and are grateful to be able to count on WMP for continued support and supply. Irene once wrote, “I feel humbled to be part of this noble work of the Lord. The whole world needs to be reached with this gospel of good news!”


February 2023 Newsletter

God Loves You!

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  —1 John 4:7, 8

People are hungry for love – a love that is real and can be trusted. Rose Goodman, cofounder of WMP, wrote a children’s coloring book titled God Loves You! to introduce God’s perfect love to children from every corner of the world.

That original book has been reformatted with updated pictures to fit WMP’s production processes, allowing us to print more copies more economically. The response to this new coloring book has been phenomenal with demand continuing to grow.

In the new format the right page is a picture to be colored that depicts a scene in Jesus’ life – including His incarnation, baptism, temptations, ministry in Word and miracles, crucifixion, resurrection, and triumphal return. Other pictures depict the creation story, Adam and Eve’s sin, and the giving of the Ten Commandments. The booklet closes with pictures of children responding to the need for salvation, reading the Bible, praying, helping others and suffering for their faith.

Scripture verses on the left page of the booklet tell the picture’s story. We know that the gospel can be understood by a child as the Holy Spirit speaks to the heart. If an adult reads the booklet to a child they can also be drawn to the Lord. They will see that the gospel message of love is not for children only.

The reformatted booklet is ministering throughout the world in schools, mission hospitals, evangelistic children’s ministries, youth camps, and mental hospitals. To date, about 7.5 million copies of the booklet have been provided in English, Indonesian, French, Malagasy, Portuguese, Spanish, and four South Asia languages to 98 destination countries. Another 1.5 million booklets are in production with two new languages being prepared for printing.

Recently the Pentecostal Church of God-International Movement sent an urgent request for 480 boxes of Spanish God Loves You! booklets for a special evangelistic project in Puerto Rico. “This way they will have a nationwide impact on a great part of the population of the children of Puerto Rico. Children and their families will be impacted and we pray many will join a church of their choosing along with their families.”

A mission hospital in the Ecuadorian Amazon region found one last copy of the original God Loves You! in the hospital. The chaplain asked about getting new ones for the children and was delighted with the new booklet format he found on the WMP website. Several boxes of booklets in the Spanish language were provided for the mission hospital.

Rosa in El Paso, Texas works with immigrants from Venezuela, Peru, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Ecuador, and El Salvador. She writes, “The children are fascinated because they say they have never been given a book in Spanish.” She says the God Loves You! and The Way to God booklets have been great blessings.  “We welcome the immigrants with joy and with God’s Word and many have repented and accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior”.

Mission organizations in the USA send God Loves You! to missionaries in the Philippines who work with thousands of children in poverty. Ruth testifies from Canada: “I am so thankful for your coloring book God Loves You! It has helped me spiritually again and again. This Christmas I am giving 25 copies to the Drop-In Centre (a mental health place.) Please pray they will be gladly taken and that God would be glorified and that many of them would accept Jesus as Savior!”

In Northwest Ohio seven public schools allow students with parental permission to be bused to an off campus church or building for one period of Christian instruction. Over 600 copies of God Loves You! were used last year for this special class instruction. Each one goes with the child into a home in the community.

In New Jersey, Eric shares God Loves You! at red lights in traffic and at doctors’ offices. He says. “Lives have been touched with the gospel of Jesus Christ.” Carolina wrote on her order form: “One day someone gave me a God Loves You! booklet and it completely changed my life. I want to be able to give it to someone so that Jesus can change his or her life too. Thank you so much! God bless you!”

[Every donated dollar provides for the production of 24 powerful Scripture booklets for people around the world in their own language. An investment of $100 will touch the lives of 2,400 people; $1,000 will impact 24,000 people who need to know God’s love.]

 

 

 

Meet the Team

Susie F.

Volunteer Coordinator

 

I was devastated when I lost my job after 19 years of service. I could not imagine looking for a new job at my age. I have worked in the secular sphere my whole life, so when World Missionary Press popped up on a job search engine, I didn’t think I would be a good fit.

After my interview, however, I knew this was the place for me. I needed all the kindness, prayer and comfort that WMP offers its staff and volunteers in-house—via e-mail, by the machines, and in the offices. This isn’t just a job, but more like a home. I feel very blessed that WMP came into my life when it did.

I have worked for 7 months as the Volunteer Coordinator. Each morning, afternoon and some evenings people come from various churches, organizations, families or as individuals to package the booklets as they come off the bindery. My job is to coordinate and schedule these groups, as well as welcome them to the plant and pray with them before they begin their shift.

All my family lives in this area. My son lives with me and my daughter is in Fort Wayne. When not working I hang with my friends, walk my dog, and have fun with my 7 year old grandson. I also love to garden, cook, decorate, and read.

 

 

<Your Name Here>

Bindery Operator

For whatever reason you apply to work at World Missionary Press, like Susie above, you might find you are a better fit than you think. You do not have to be a pastor or evangelist to do the work of the Lord. Operating a machine that produces booklets of Scripture in 350 languages going to 200 nations is also the Lord’s work. If you are energetic, mechanically-minded, detail-oriented, quality and production-minded and able to trouble-shoot and fix mechanical problems World Missionary Press wants to talk with you!

To learn more visit wmpress.org/jobs or scan on the QR code. You can also set up a tour of the facility to learn more about the work environment. Find out how you can become a member of our team, impacting lives for eternity!

 

 

Grateful Quotes

Sharing the Gospel with Hawaiian Passengers

“Aloha from Hawaii,

I praise the Lord for your hard work for the kingdom of God. Here in Kahului, I used to display the booklets like a little library on the side walk in front of my house, where miles of students pass by every single study day. I passed out Help From Above and God Loves You! booklets in the English, Spanish, Tagalog, Marshallese, and Ilocano languages.

Now I am working Lyft and Uber and had the idea to give my “aloha” to every single passenger by giving them one of these booklets. I use the time of our ride (sometimes long) to share my personal experience with God Almighty. I see people confessing Jesus as Savior inside my car and this is priceless joy!

Thanks for letting me share what God is doing around me. So much love and prayers.”Sheila C., Hawaii

        

 

 

 

 

WMP Partners Around the World

Albert K.

Uganda

Worldwide ministries large and small are supported by the free Scripture booklets provided by WMP. Their needs vary, but their gratitude and sincere appreciation is the same – “Thank you, your help is vital.” Albert K. directs a ministry in Uganda and has been using WMP Scripture booklets for several years. Last year he received 200,000 booklets in 10 languages directly from WMP. The following information is gleaned from his expression of gratitude for the work of WMP.

 

WMP: When did you first learn about WMP?

Albert: I got to know World Missionary Press through Frontline Outreach Ministries. WMP has continuously beefed up our ministries in the form of prayers and supplies of the famous Scripture booklets. The presence of WMP is always felt on all our outreach mission journeys into vulnerable and hard to reach communities and villages (and other parts of the world wherever the Lord leads). We therefore thank the entire team at World Missionary Press and all those who stand in the background and avail themselves to be used by the Lord to support WMP in all its work of supporting evangelism across the world. All your efforts are not in vain.

 

WMP: How does the availability of free literature affect evangelism in your country?

Albert: Since WMP Scripture booklets are not for sale, the Word can reach every soul at no cost, which alone goes a long way in putting a smile on the faces and in the hearts of many who literally can’t even afford two meals a day! By His grace and mercy, the good news, in the people’s heart language, is able to reach the communities/villages with the love of Christ, and the Word of hope that melts every heart with peace and joy.

 

WMP: How do the Scripture booklets contribute to your ministries goals?

Albert: Our goal, as we continuously pray for more open doors, is to make the gospel of Christ the most famous of all things in the world. In all our mission work, beginning with Frontline Outreach Ministries, the partnership with WMP continues to be a source of encouragement in keeping the Gospel fire burning here in Uganda and throughout Africa.

 

WMP: How would you describe the effectiveness of the topical Scripture booklets in your country?

Albert: As folks continue to hear the Word in their heart language, the Word not only brings salvation, but acts as a tool helping many to overcome all kinds of barriers and resistance! It’s indeed that heart language learned at home from the earliest age that holds the key to any person’s heart. So, thank you to World Missionary Press for using that “key” very well which has continued to ease the Great Commission work across the world to the glory and honor of the Lord Almighty.

 

WMP: How do the Bible studies and Scripture booklets from WMP help establish believers and strengthen churches in your country?

Albert: The pocket-friendly size of the Scripture booklets makes it easier to transport the booklets from one place to another. The size continues to come in handy when handing them to others. Also, the recipient gets a convenient way to read the Word as he/she has a few moments on a commute or other journey. The booklet format makes evangelism, from start to finish, a worthwhile experience in the company of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Scripture booklets, catering to all age brackets, are formatted in such a way that they suit the desire of every heart. They continue to be very resourceful reading material at every stage of ministry – far beyond what anyone would have imagined! To the editing and printing team at World Missionary Press, thank you and praise the Lord for His wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

 

 


December 2022 Newsletter

Celebrating Jesus!

World Missionary Press exists only because the zeal of the Lord (Isaiah 9:7) sent Jesus into the world so that the speakers of every language, members of every tribe, descendants of every race, and citizens of every nation could know the thrill and wonder of forgiveness, salvation and sanctification in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

It is also God’s zeal that moves people to donate to WMP. It is He who ultimately provides the printed Word through the hands of faithful witnesses. WMP is only the facilitator. We have a holy and solemn privilege to print the story of God’s redemption in a form easily used to witness. We are very grateful for every dollar given to help us fulfill the work God has laid to our charge. Costs of production have increased significantly this past year. This newsletter details ways you can designate your funds at this joyous Christmas time; ways to help publish the good news and send out God’s message of hope and joy to hungry hearts, eager for the Hope Jesus brings!

 

Idea #1 – Founders Challenge

Recently, one of our partners donated $150,000 for Scriptures for Africa. He challenged us to raise another $150,000 for a total of $300,000. We are accepting the challenge and calling this our Founders Challenge because our founders, Watson and Rose Goodman, had such a heart for Africa. During their missionary career in South Africa, God gave them firsthand experience with the worldwide hunger and need of God’s Word in printed form. They began meeting that need on a small scale while on the mission field, but in 1961 they came home to begin a larger ministry known as World Missionary Press, that provides Scripture for almost all of Africa and the rest of the world!

In September, 2022, the General Secretary for Evangelical Alliance in DRC Congo wrote to our distributor in Rwanda, “I recently got your contact during my short visit to Rwanda. I encountered believers sharing Christian literature in homes and other places. Some of the literature used was Help from Above and The Way to God.  I was very much moved that these materials could be a platform for Evangelical Alliance in DRC Congo…. We plan to use them in our upcoming major evangelistic campaign in Goma, Masisi, Rutshuru and Walikale, where we envision reaching 300,000 individuals in homes across our entire province.” Our distributor had booklets in stock and was able to fill the General Secretary’s request. WMP is committed to Africa!

The Founders Challenge will help fund the production and shipping costs of 40-foot containers to South Africa ($82,493) with 21 different languages in its hold, to Ethiopia ($91,570), to Rwanda ($94,098), and to Nigeria ($100,481) in 2023. You can get on board our Founders Challenge with a gift of any amount—no gift is too small or too large to help impact souls for eternity!

 

 

Idea #2 – A box of Scripture booklets every month

As trimmed 48-page Scripture booklets come off our binderies, volunteers pack 500 copies into each box, weighed to about 10 pounds, and strapped for shipping. These boxes serve as convenient carriers for Christian workers around the world as they trek from village to village, and door to door.

A regular monthly donation of $25.00 for a “WMP BOX” provides 500 Scripture booklets for a church planter in Congo, river ministry along the Amazon in Brazil, and village evangelists in South Asia—bringing glad tidings of great joy into the darkness and leaving a lasting message of hope and redemption.

Idea #3 – A roll of paper

By producing topical Scripture booklets in over 350 languages, WMP provides a unique ministry tool, free of charge, for multiplied nations of the world where materials are not readily available or affordable. The need for “paper missionaries” continues to grow, even in a digital age.

Rolls of PAPER are needed to keep the web press running! A gift of $1,430.74 provides a 1,500- pound 35-inch-wide roll of paper for printing the inside pages for 85,000 48-page Scripture booklets! (The cost per roll of paper increased almost 25% from last year’s $1,147.00 per roll.) A gift of $715.37 will provide half a roll.

 

Idea #4 – Paper for full-color covers

All WMP topical Scripture booklets and Bible study booklets now have full-color covers. Attractive colorful covers are appealing to the eye, sparking an interest in what might be inside. The contents are still the same precious Scriptures to share the “good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people.”

Printing full-color booklet covers is done on our efficient 6-unit sheet-fed press. Each stack of 8,500 sheets costs between $578 and $978 depending on availability, and provides colorful covers for 136,000 48-page Scripture booklets or 68,000 full-color covers for the variety of Bible studies that WMP produces. You can help keep color covers flowing!

Idea #5 – Powerful ink on paper

Ink is vital to the process of printing. When black ink is applied to the rollers on our web press, words from Scripture bring “dead” paper to life! A 425-lb barrel of black ink costing $650.00 transforms rolls of blank paper into the inside pages of approximately two million powerful 48-page Scripture booklets.

A 5-lb can of color ink used to print the full-color covers of Scripture booklets (as well as newsletters and brochures) costs $23.75. A donation of $100.00 will provide color for approximately 58,000 Scripture booklet covers.

 

Idea #6 – Overseas contract printing

God continues to lead World Missionary Press to provide booklets for certain nations which restrict importing from the USA. Reliable in-country printers are contracted to print the Scripture booklets, which WMP’s national coordinators are able to provide to Christians waiting to share in the joy of giving God’s Word to friends and neighbors. Such overseas printings are generally more expensive than printing in our plant; however, God continues to provide the contacts and the resources to meet the need.

Current contracts in process or pending include printings in S. Asia, Indonesia, and Myanmar. The request from Indonesia for our 2022-2023 fiscal year includes 575,000 copies of the God Loves You! coloring book, which is being well-received. Printing will also include 500,000 Scripture booklets and 350,000 Bible study books.

A donation of any amount will help support believers in these countries by printing God’s Word there.

 

Idea #7 – New Testaments

Requests for New Testaments are included in many orders from national coordinators and major distributors. Currently, WMP offers New Testaments in just a few languages, but each one is a vital part of building newfound faith in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti. To have one’s own copy to read at any time, and to sense that God’s Word is personal and belongs to you, can deepen the relationship between God and His child. The work begun with the Scripture booklets and Bible studies is continued by studying the entire New Testament. Meeting the pent-up need for Spanish New Testaments for the coming year will require a printing of 200,000 copies. Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Honduras are waiting.

Arabic New Testaments are invaluable in African countries. There is curious interest in the New Testament and the story of Jesus. The New Testaments are gladly received, and the truth of who Jesus is can be presented by the Holy Spirit as the pages unfold. A printing of 50,000 copies will reach into Senegal, Guinea, South Sudan, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Chad, and beyond.

A donation of $150.00 will send 175 Spanish New Testaments to brothers and sisters in Christ who long for His Word. A donation of $200.00 will provide 235 Arabic New Testaments that can open seeking eyes and prepared hearts.

Idea #8 – Shipping materials: boxes, strapping, pallets, shrink-wrap

Sending Scripture booklets to the far corners of the world entails using all types of transport—sea containers, postal delivery, trucks, buses, trains, motor bikes, pack animal—before the package arrives at its destination. To prepare shipments for transport, some necessary “little things” involve expenses which are included in the overall cost of providing Scripture booklets to the world.

World Missionary Press uses sturdy cardboard boxes specially designed to hold certain weights. Boxes are strapped closed, rather than depending on tape. Most boxes are loaded onto heat-treated pallets for transport in ship containers. After pallets are loaded to a limited height, they are shrink-wrapped to secure them until the container is unloaded thousands of miles from our dock.

A donation of $99.58 will provide for 256 boxes to be packed with Scripture booklets and fill one pallet. A donation of $96.00 will purchase one coil of strapping and $119.00 will pay for 17 heat-treated pallets to fill a 40-foot container. A gift of $67.00 will purchase 1 roll of shrink-wrap.

 

Idea #9 – Shipping to the world

Challenges to shipping sea containers have become formidable. Rising prices, closed or congested ports, limited shipping lanes and berths, availability of empty containers—all make for uncertain schedules, but day after day God shows that He is sovereign and that He will make His Word known to the world. As container shipments are completed in production, the task of arranging the delivery to faraway places begins. One by one they leave the WMP dock safe in God’s hands. Shipments are currently en route to 18 different countries. Although delays are often encountered, shipments arrive intact and find their way to the prescribed destination, safe and undamaged. Surely God has His hand on His Word!

This past fiscal year, 59 containers were sent to 45 countries, covering the globe! Shipments carried booklets in languages such as Guarani, Kalenjin, Zulu, Sango, and Maasai. Millions will receive God’s Word, some for the first time in their own language!

We are encouraged to continue trusting the Lord! Even with all the current uncertainties, sending via ship container is still the most economical way to send Scripture booklets, Bible studies, coloring books, and New Testaments. Shipping-related costs to send a container shipment of 4,215 boxes going to Nigeria will amount to $20,481.00. Sending those same boxes via the postal service would cost $225,552.00. Sending 4,215 boxes to Bolivia will cost $11,347.60, saving $148,824.40 over shipping by mail. Such savings allow WMP to print more booklets for more countries, using every donated dollar to the fullest capacity.

Your donation of any amount will help container shipments continue to flow out of the plant, over the seas, and safely into the harbors of the world.

 

 


November 2022 Newsletter

Dynamic Emergence of Language

“For You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” —Revelation 5:9

Languages (or tongues) are not static. According to worldatlas.com: “There are about 7,099 languages spoken in the world. This number is constantly increasing because new world languages emerge every day. These languages are dynamic and living.”

Although WMP currently prints in over 350 languages, we are continually adding new languages, and/or revising languages of booklets already in print. Many of our 25 titles still need to be translated into more of our existing languages. The decision at any one of these levels depends on many factors – starting with one of our major distributors making known the need.

Our distributor in Bolivia is eager for us to publish The Way to God booklet in Plautdietsch (Low German). As production of this new language progresses it is interesting that we might hear a dialect of this language spoken by the Amish and Mennonite people around us. WMP is located among one of the largest Amish/Mennonite communities in the United States.

Mike R., a distributor in the Philippines, reported: We had “15,000 Cebuano [booklets] and Gospel materials. We have distributed most all of them to pastors, missionaries, crusades and true Christians leading Bible studies in the rural homes and inner cities alike.” He concluded with, “Hopefully WMP is printing some more Cebuano as we speak.”

Cebuano and Tagalog languages (spoken by a majority in the Philippines) have updated versions of the Bible that are well-accepted and widely used. As per our distributor’s request, these languages are slated for production, but WMP wanted to revise the booklets first before reprinting them. It was an exciting moment and answer to prayer, when final corrections for Tagalog and Cebuano came back from the field just weeks before going into production.

Our Bible Study on John is available in 16 languages, and is an excellent Bible study for new believers and for discipleship. There is much demand to have this Bible study translated into more of the languages we produce.  Alexis H., of Youth for Christ Benin, included these comments as she placed an order for more copies: “Just last Saturday, while following up with a new believer in Christ, I was promising to teach her how to study the Word of God when she brought out your Bible Study on John mentioning how to study the Bible. She has learned a lot about the book of John by reading   and answering the questions.”

Recently a distributor asked us to produce booklets in the Birifor language of Ghana. To accommodate this type of request, WMP must first determine the “viability” of a new language, of revising booklets, or of expanding translations of some of our booklets. Viability is based on many factors. There typically needs to be a well-accepted, conservative translation of the Bible or at least New Testament in the requested language (we do not translate the Bible), and a willing volunteer translator able to convert non-Scripture wording (such as titles). We also look at the number of speakers and literacy rate for the candidate language. Finally, we must be able to obtain permission from the copyright holder to use their translation.

If viability cannot be established, we would encourage the use of our literature in a language the people group might also speak. In this case, the people group that uses the Birifor language is comparatively small. We may still do the translation, but we would likely make it available online only. This has already been done with The Way to God in Belarusian and Help from Above in Ojibwe.

Once viability is established, the booklet is formatted with the accepted Scripture and wording provided by the volunteer translator. The draft document is meticulously reviewed many times, being sent back and forth to the field two or three times; checked by the translator and WMP to ensure that wording, punctuation, diacritical markings, etc. are accurate. Months (sometimes years) later, the printed booklets emerge from the bindery, packaged in our 10-pound boxes, and ready for shipment.

Through these efforts many are drawn to Christ by the truly living, dynamic, and unchanging Word of God in the ever-emerging, energetic, and dynamic common languages of the people.

[Every donated dollar provides for the production of 28 powerful Scripture booklets for people around the world in their own language. An investment of $100 will touch the lives of 2,800 people; $1,000 will impact 28,000 people who need to have hope in God.]

Meet the Team

Scarlet F.

Bulk Mailing Specialist

Because my home church has always supported and given to WMP, I have grown up knowing about it. One of the highlights of my youth was attending the yearly dinners with my grandmother. My own salvation experience gave me the desire to work for a Christian organization, making an impact and helping do God’s work.

Before working here, I volunteered on the bindery. I started full-time work in June as the Bulk Mailing Specialist. I prepare the monthly newsletter, Prayer and Praise letter, and Prison Inmate Newsletter for mailing. This involves working with mailing lists, sorting, and barcoding addresses. It also involves relating to and working with the volunteers each month who help stuff the newsletters into envelopes. I enjoy their friendly faces and I am very appreciative of their work. I also like working with Christian staff in a Christian atmosphere.

When I am not working, I delight in drawing, painting and making jewelry. My goal is to eventually make jewelry to sell. In high school, I became involved in a cat rescue and adoption program, which I still volunteer for. I currently have two cats I rescued. I also spend time traveling with my family.

I grew up in New Paris with my parents and younger brother. I was adopted from Guatemala when I was 5 months old. My brother is 2 years younger than I am and was adopted from Guatemala when he was 8 months old. I feel very grateful to have been adopted by a Christian family and raised in a Christian home. Being adopted has made me more aware of the need to spread God’s Word to the world. At some point in the future I would like to do some type of mission work in Guatemala.

 

Grateful Quotes

Inventing New Ways to Make Disciples

“Dear Friends,

As you know, after two years of COVID-19 things in the world are a little different.

During the crisis people didn’t get out. As a result there were less people to witness to in the plazas and streets. Our ministry leadership (at Mexico for Jesus) woke up to the reality that just about everyone has a cell phone – using the internet, WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and so on. So during the crisis we started sending the Scripture booklet, How to Know God, to their WhatsApp, Twitter and so on. You would not believe the response!

People started responding back, so we started small groups via Zoom to study the Scripture booklet. From there many have gone on to study the New Testament. Some have completed that and are now in the process of going through the Old Testament. God has helped us to invent new ways to make disciples whether on the internet, here in person, and across Mexico.”

—Jim J., Mexico

WMP Partners Around the World

Kim S.

Liberia

Many ministries look to World Missionary Press to provide a particular item to help broaden their outreach and effectiveness. In Franco Africa, the French New Testaments provided by WMP are in great demand and provide a means to encourage and disciple new believers.

 

WMP: How long have you been involved in distributing WMP literature? 

Kim: Our first shipment of WMP literature for Wordsower was received in 2013.

 

WMP: Please describe your background and current ministry. 

Kim: Wordsower Africa has four indigenous missionary bases in Liberia and one each in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. These bases are strategically located in the midst of resistant, unreached tribes. In the regions of our bases are towns that have never had churches. In the midst of these strongholds, we are seeing salvations. We are baptizing, discipling and starting churches.

 

WMP: What challenges do you have to the free and open distribution of the literature from WMP?

Kim: World Missionary Press printed 141,000 French New Testaments and Scripture booklets that we need for former Muslims in Guinea and Ivory Coast. They shipped them to Christian Aid Ministries who put them in a container and shipped them across the ocean. The 7,000 pound load was trucked to Hope 2, for free storage. A fourth ministry, Kingdom Earth Builders, took a truck load to Missionary Aviation Fellowship in Monrovia to be flown to our base in Zwedru. A trailer load was hauled from Zwedru to the sixth ministry, Hope in the Harvest Missions International, in the city of Ganta. From Zwedru and Ganta, Wordsower Africa took the literature across the Guinea and Ivory Coast borders via 55 gallon barrels strapped to the back of motor bikes. Harassment by border guards, accidents, bruises and blood are the norm when crossing the border. Stitches and broken bone treatment are sometimes needed. Bike breakdowns are common, resulting in sleeping along the road in the mud, against a tree or on a log. Our base leaders will give the [New Testaments] and Scripture booklets to the new converts to use for evangelism, discipleship and church planting.

 

WMP: Can you share a specific testimony that stands out to you?

Kim: There is a town in Liberia called Dejieh. This town was a powerful Animist, demonic stronghold. Their spiritual leader, called “the devil”, had made a law, stating that no one was to go to church, no church was allowed in his town, and no one was to baptize. The penalty for breaking this law was the fine of one cow. It was also stated and known that if anyone tried to enter the town with Christianity that they will be severely punished. Our Wordsower Africa disciples entered knowing the threat and consequences. Many came to Christ through their fearless efforts, including “the devil” himself! Our team goes to them discipling regularly. The town has agreed that they need a church and has given land for a church. We have never entered an Animistic demonic stronghold, through Christ, and not crumbled its foundation. Pray for this town.

 

WMP: How has the free literature helped churches to establish believers and encourage evangelism?

Kim: This testimony from our indigenous missionary team in Sierra Leone is typical. “We are training the new converts from 36 different communities to be used as soldiers for our Lord Jesus Christ… 97% of the 615 new converts that were baptized were Muslims. We are training them to know the Scriptures, teach the Scriptures, correct self-mistakes, live righteous lives and be equipped for every good work. A designated team works with them. The team sets up fellowship groups in each of their communities. Pray that the Holy Spirit will make our plan successful.” We love the God Loves You! book. We take these from town to town, village to village, door to door. We gather the children together, and give them colored pencils. They will color as they listen. In my 14 years in Liberia I have never seen material for teaching children.


October 2022 Newsletter

Building For New Horizons

“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” —John 8:12b

The sun just cresting the horizon on a mild and beautiful cloudless day makes the heart rejoice and the mind fill with words of praise. It is with that feeling of gratitude and wonderment that on November 5th, World Missionary Press will be dedicating our new building that the Lord has provided for the expansion of His work. Interestingly the new building’s ground breaking took place 60 years to the day from the dedication of the original building that housed World Missionary Press in 1961. Eight buildings the size of that first building would fit inside this 16,400 square foot warehouse.

This warehouse is not just so we can be a bigger company, or have a larger presence in the community. As stated in our September, 2021 newsletter, “Our vision is beyond buildings and machinery. It remains a calling from our Savior to take His Word to the world.” The vision for the building began forming in 2013 when the property was bought with two standalone buildings. It was felt that a building connecting the two could someday be constructed. The new warehouse is a memorial to our faith that God would build it “in His time for His purpose.” For the past 8 years procedures have been put in place, staff hired, and production increased. When the time was right (and we asked for your help) the funds poured in from willing hearts.

 

In this fiscal year fifty-three containers have been sent, with ten more slated to leave as shipping is available. We are producing at a rate equivalent to more than 9 million booklets a month. The new building facilitates keeping up with increasing production demands by creating more shipment staging space, more room for equipment, relieving workflow bottlenecks, and the addition of a new booklet bindery and baler. It is exciting to consider what God will do with this increased capacity– “The sky’s the limit!”

 

The truth of the light of the gospel crossing more and more horizons is borne out in the ever-increasing demand for materials. For example, in Peru our coordinator could only take a few pallets at a time (showing how a lack of space can hinder the work), however two other ministries have emerged in Peru and are requesting increased amounts of literature. In South Africa a former WMP national coordinator has seen his own ministry increase to the point that he has requested an additional container of literature because of the expanding open doors for outreach.

 

From a human stand point there is always urgency in production. We must work while it is day, there are souls lost every second, and doors are sometimes open for a limited time. Thus we have worked and prayed hard that production would continue without interruption. Romania is one example of open doors into many of the Balkan states, Ukraine, and other bordering countries. In Africa, a new ministry partner, New Covenant Missions, is asking for materials to use in 26 countries. Many of our distributors are increasing their orders as churches and mission organizations in their countries are continuing and renewing their outreach efforts in a vital way. The Lord is also working to get Scripture into closed countries like Mauritania through Senegal. Our partner ministries are growing in Ghana, Chad, Kenya, and throughout the African continent.

 

Even with this urgency we know and believe that all literature leaving our plant goes in God’s time and under His direction. Although the internet is ever growing in popularity (WMP has a website, a mobile app, and various social media sites), the vast majority of the 8 billion people on this earth use printed materials for information. Often we receive testimonies of people who find a booklet in a trash can, or lying on the street; or they remember it in their pocket, or on the table; at just the right time they read it, and accept Jesus as Savior. A lady from the USA related how someone gave her a Scripture booklet and it changed her life completely. In requesting more copies she wrote, “I want to be able to give [them] to someone else for Jesus to change their life.” This is the power of God’s Word.

 

We are dedicating this building and rededicating this campus to sending the light of the gospel beyond our present day horizons.

[You can help fund Scripture booklets containing the light of the gospel for worldwide distribution! Every donated dollar provides for the production of 28 powerful Scripture booklets for people around the world in their own language. An investment of $100 will touch the lives of 2,800 people; $1,000 will impact 28,000 people who need to know God.]

 

 

Meet the Team

Steve K.

Prayer Mobilization Coordinator

I became aware of WMP in 2004 when I moved to northern Indiana from Kansas City, Missouri. Recently my term on the Indiana Haiti Benefit Auction ended (which raises money for Mennonite Haiti missions), so I was praying about another ministry opportunity. My daughter noticed from the highway sign that WMP was hiring and I felt impressed to check it out.

WMP offered the Prayer Mobilization Coordinator (PMC) position, which I accepted at the end of July. PMC is a new position, designed to close just some of the gaps created by the home going of Vicky Benson. As PMC I am collaborating on newsletter content, preparing the Prayer and Praise Letter, promoting and scheduling the usage of the World Prayer Center and Fireplace Prayer Room. In short, promoting prayer.

I appreciate this opportunity for two reasons: first, without self-aggrandizement or fanfare World Missionary Press is consistently fulfilling its mission, devoted to Christian ministries around the world that need literature, and completely dependent on prayer to victoriously spread the Word of God. Second, this position pulls together many of my experiences in pastoral ministry, in the publication industry, and as an editor/writer.

I am an ordained minister, a published author, and a master electrician. My wife and I live in Milford, by Lake Waubee, where we spend much of our time kayaking, bicycling, remodeling our home, landscaping, gardening, crafting, reading, and entertaining our 7 children and 8 grandchildren.

Grateful Quotes

“Because of this I now know who God is in my heart.”

“I pray that this finds you highly favored and truly blessed.

“Originally, I just obtained one of your datebooks because it was a free calendar, but a nagging sensation compelled me to start reading the Scripture contained within. Because of this I now know who God is in my heart. I do my best now to spend time with Him in prayer every day. I delve into the Scripture so much that I have a great deal committed to memory. Thank you for helping me rekindle that spark which ignited my fire and passion for a relationship with God.

“Blessings in Messiah”

—Thomas S.

       

 

WMP Partners Around the World

 

Ademir C.

Brazil

As we introduce one of our faithful ministry partners each month we are reminded of how many have served for years and years and how the Lord has blessed that faithfulness. It is a blessing to the WMP staff and supporters to provide the seed for the sowers who continue to labor while it is day. We praise God for their example. 

 

WMP: Please describe your background and current ministry. 

Ademir: I am coordinator of the Chaplaincy for the Assemblies of God in Belém, Brazil. My role here is evangelism; we distribute WMP material, Bibles, and other reading material. I focus on two areas. First is the prisons. Brazil currently has nearly one million people incarcerated in prisons and jails. Through the Assemblies of God ministry, we have been able to reach almost all of them in some way with these materials. Second, Amazonia; a very large region where transport relies on boats. God gave me a vision of someone traveling on those routes but not having anything to do during the trip. What’s he going to do? He’s going to read. What’s he going to read? He’s going to read about God and His plan for salvation. Above all, I want to take the message of God summarized by John 3:16, the love of God, the plan of God for mankind.

 

WMP: How long have you been involved in distributing WMP literature? 

Ademir: I first heard about WMP through Pastor Erno E., who is the WMP coordinator here in Brazil. We have worked and ministered together now for over 30 years.

 

WMP: How does the availability of free literature affect evangelism in your country?

Ademir: A huge portion of the population in Brazil today is evangelical! I praise God for your lives and ministry because you have everything to do with that. Only in eternity will we know the real scope of your work because I know you operate in many countries, but in Brazil the number of people who are evangelical has increased significantly, and continues to grow.

 

WMP: How long does a shipment of WMP literature last?

Ademir: I do my best to stretch a shipment for one year – but I would love to receive two [containers]     of material per year. Brazil is a huge country, and the material that I receive is excellent but doesn’t quite cover the number of people I’d like to reach throughout the entire nation.

 

WMP: What challenges do you have in your country to the free and open distribution of literature from WMP?

Ademir: The largest challenge I have is that I support missionaries and missionary families spread throughout the Amazon region. They work full-time as missionaries to spread the Gospel and rely on support. Recently we have had some financial difficulties which have been a significant challenge. Another issue is shipping in the Amazonia region – so much relies on boats in that region, which can be very costly and slow. It can take a long time and cost a lot for the literature to be distributed fully in that area.

 

WMP: How would you describe the effectiveness of the topical Scripture booklets in your country?

Ademir: We distribute the material in hard to reach locations or other areas where people move around a lot, so it’s hard to speak of one specific testimony. We have seen great change in our nation over time and again, eternity will tell just how effective these wonderful booklets of pure Bible text are here.

 

WMP: How do the Bible studies and Scripture booklets from WMP help establish believers and strengthen churches in your country?

Ademir: Thirty years ago, Brazil was primarily Catholic or even Catholic in name-only. God raised up ministries like WMP and others – and today we have a huge number of Evangelical Christians of different denominations. We are so thankful for you, for the people who support the work both in prayer and otherwise. May God reward your work; without it, this wouldn’t be possible. You are helping us win a nation for Christ. Thank you.


August 2022 Newsletter

Committed to Sharing the Gospel

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” — 1 Corinthians 15:58

 

The religious heritage of the Philippines has led to a population that considers themselves Christian. Bible verses appear everywhere in public spaces. But it is a nation in need of the truth of the Word of God. Operation World reports that the Philippines is awash with sects and cults that blend Christian ideas with all manner of false teaching. WMP National Coordinator Rene L. shared about the urgent need for more Scripture booklets: “The Philippines is made up of 7,641 islands with 8 major dialects. The need to reach out to people through the Scripture booklets is always increasing and challenging at the same time. This is why we are asking for more of your material for our beloved nation.”

 

Certain parts of the country, such as the southern region of Mindanao, still present threats and persecution for Christians. Many pastors and believers have been killed, and yet a significant number of Christians remain as a bold witness for Christ (Voice of the Martyrs).

 

During the shutdowns brought on by the pandemic, distributors were finding ways to witness about God’s love and use Scripture booklets as a continuing voice of comfort and hope. As the restrictions have eased, those like Pastor Jose are on the streets with the Word. His wife and a group of young people joined him for a short inspirational message and then went on the road to distribute Scripture booklets house to house. Others take the message into the prisons and the streets. All are eager to receive and share the precious seed of the Word of God.

 

One group chanced upon a paralyzed woman who believed that God didn’t hear her prayers. When the team shared God’s love through a WMP Scripture booklet, the woman understood the message and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

A missionary couple relocated to a different region in the Philippines. They were able to receive WMP Scripture booklets in the language of this new area of ministry. “If it were not for the divine providence of our Lord connecting us to WMP and all of your hard work and prayer, we would never have had the materials needed to continue our literature ministry here in our new location.” —L.B.

 

The Every Home for Christ Oikos project which began in 2018 aims to reach every single home in the Philippines in 20 years. That entails saturating all the homes and every province—109 million people in 81 provinces—with the Word of God.

 

EHC’s Emer E. shares “The challenge is real; scattered islands, distant mountain ranges, weather that is either just right, too hot, or too wet and flooded, 8 major dialects! But we continue to step out in faith with God as our guide…because the Filipinos need Jesus.”

 

Across the nation pastors are eager to evangelize, but lack the ministry connections for substantial impact. “Many of our churches want to go, but they don’t have the training or the materials,” shares Ditas, an EHC leader.

 

The Covid-19 pandemic covered the nation and personal door to door contact was restricted. Despite the challenges, church planters in more than 60 provinces left WMP Scripture booklets on doorsteps and evangelized in the streets. EHC gave out bags of groceries which also included a Scripture booklet. Sister Emer emphasizes their need for more Scripture booklets: “WMP booklets are very much needed as our stock is almost gone! Pastors from Ilocos are waiting for Ilocano booklets. Church leaders from Cebu and parts of Mindanao are anticipating the coming of Cebuano booklets. Many other churches are needing booklets in Hiligaynon.”

 

New shipments are in process for Rene L., WMP national coordinator, and for EHC Philippines. With the new order Emer of EHCP wrote, “We thank God for how the gospel booklets from World Missionary Press are being used in spreading the Word of God in many parts of the Philippines. EHCP is committed to sharing the gospel and saturating all homes by 2038. More and more resources will be needed. With a total of 81 provinces, EHCP now has outreaches in more than 35 provinces. Pastors and partners are intentionally and systematically distributing the Scripture booklets. Thank you for another shipment (1.7 million booklets) that will be given for the Philippines.”


[You can be a part of reaching the islands of the Philippines. Every donation counts – Just one dollar helps us print 28 Scripture booklets! 2,800 Scripture booklets can be produced for an investment of $100!]

 

 

Meet the Team

Melissa S.

Partner Communications Associate

 

I first heard about World Missionary Press about 12 years ago. At that time I was attending a church in Nappanee that would volunteer for World Missionary Press. I have a heart for Jesus and furthering the Kingdom of God. There is no greater feeling than holding God’s truth in your hands. Once that happens God can dispel any lie from the devil in your life because you no longer have general knowledge of who God is— you have a special revelation of His truths. My favorite part of working at WMP is reaching people in their own language to further God’s Kingdom.

 

I’ve only been working here for 3 weeks, but I feel this is exactly where God has been leading my life. I’m WMP’s new Partner Communications Associate. I keep in touch with our donors and distributors and reach out to organizations who give financially to ministries like WMP. When I’m not working, I like to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy the beach, festivals, fishing, museums, concerts, Main Street Roasters, and the zoo. Sometimes I just like being at home watching DVDs, reading books, listening to music, and puttering around my apartment. I also enjoy writing songs, painting, gardening, and baking.

 

I have an amazing son and a daughter-in-law. I have three beautiful grandkids who make my heart smile. I am truly blessed to be a mom and grandma. Ohhh… and I have a senior dog who thinks he’s a puppy. His name is Raine Bo.

 

Grateful Quotes

 

God’s Word nourishes the children’s souls.

 

“With all of the unrest in Haiti, it is incredible that the children continue to make their way to the program each week. This month the children are being taught using a Bible study on the book of Matthew from World Missionary Press. The teachers continue to encourage the children to put their faith and trust in Jesus, ensuring that their eternal life is guaranteed even as the world around them is falling apart. Just as the rice and beans nourish their bodies, God’s Word nourishes their souls. Please pray for the safety of the children and the staff as they travel to the program sites and back home and please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers, that the Lord’s peace will prevail in that dark land.”

         —Jim O., Haiti

 

 

WMP Partners Around the World

 

Derryck D.

Trinidad and Tobago

WMP provides Scripture booklets for many of the countries and islands scattered throughout the Caribbean. It has been our desire to establish a centralized point of distribution to help supply the many distributors there. The Lord has led Derryck D. to offer help in getting boxes of booklets into this region. We praise the Lord for this new partner and look ahead to the blessing that will come as the Lord leads.

 

WMP: Please describe your background and current ministry.

Derryck: My name is Derryck and I serve with Every Home for Christ. I live in Trinidad and Tobago and serve as the National Director for the nation and the Regional Director for the Caribbean. Our mission is to serve the churches in reaching every home on the island with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do this by providing literature and training in the areas of prayer, evangelism, and discipleship.

 

WMP: When did you first learn about WMP?

Derryck: I learned about WMP in 2011. I have only recently been involved in the distribution of material from WMP but some of the other nations in the Caribbean have been involved in the distribution for over 5 years now.

 

WMP: How does the availability of free literature affect evangelism in your country?

Derryck: The availability of free literature has empowered and encouraged the pastors and other NGOs in a tremendous way. The resources are given to the members and a strategic plan is developed for the people to get out of the 4 walls of the church and go and meet the unbelievers where they are, whether at home, at the grocery, at the malls, the community centers, and every other possible place—even the rum shops and bars. The pastors now have a tool, a resource to help them connect with and pray for the people and still leave a piece of literature in their mail box or under their doors, in case no one is at home.

 

WMP: What challenges do you have in your country to the free and open distribution of the literature from WMP?

Derryck: The only challenge we may have would be the taxes that the booklets may attract.

 

WMP: How would you describe the effectiveness of the topical Scripture booklets in your country?

Derryck: I have gone through a series of the booklets. In terms of effectiveness, the only concern of my ministry directors is the length of the booklets. I myself have gone through quite a bit of your resources and even though it’s long, I think it’s quite good. The reality of the current generation is that everyone wants everything quick, rapid, instant.

In recent weeks Derryck has reviewed all the WMP literature and found the Path to Life handout to be especially helpful to many of his distributors. In addition he chose Who Do You Say That I Am?, Help From Above, and How to Know God for his first shipment of 20,000 booklets.

 

 

 


July 2022 Newsletter

Until All Have Heard

“…behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues,… saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”
—Revelation 7:9-10

 

NEW COVENANT MISSIONS

 

One by one they came. All cross the Sahel and beyond, faithful church planters from 25 African nations met to have their vision enlarged (“a church in every village”), their spirits refreshed, and their hearts and minds strengthened for the tasks. They spoke different languages, but lustily sang praises and offered prayer to the Lord as one. What a joyful time it was!

For some, animism and Islam stand firm against the gospel and the fields produce small harvests. Faithfulness to the call of Christ shines bright as noonday. For others, the fields yield a greater harvest, but subtly, the enemy works to spoil the tender ones who come to the Savior. Solid Biblical teaching and pastoral care must keep constant vigil. By God’s grace they are now active among 252 unreached people groups across 25 nations. Thousands of churches have been planted and are developing into multi-generational churches, birthing new churches that will in turn birth others.

Sharing together, they became one in purpose. Emboldened, encouraged, and well-armed, they traveled home with an exciting answer to prayer: the promise of free Scripture booklets in the languages they need to support church-planting teams. World Missionary Press was now a full-fledged partner in reaching farther and farther into each nation with the all-powerful Word of God.

WMP was there to present the literature and work with each individual to make material available. Several attendees had used WMP Scripture booklets and knew of the effectiveness and value they offer in evangelism and discipleship.

Some attendees had already submitted requests for shipments of WMP material and were eager to hear the status of their orders. A director from the Democratic Republic of the Congo had already received his first container and shared with his colleagues how the booklets had allowed his church-planting teams to reach into the more remote regions where there were no churches or gospel presentations, leaving the message as they went from village to village. Small groups of believers began to crop up as men and women readily accepted the news that God created them and loved them.

The leader from Senegal had used WMP literature in the past and welcomed this new partnership to help his teams as they travel into remote areas. He was particularly thankful for the material in the languages of the people. Working in the predominately Muslim Sahel and among unreached people, the availability of the written Word to leave as a continuing witness is invaluable. As he said, “Words leave—Scripture stays.”

A call came for someone to reach out to a particular people group tied to their traditional beliefs. A man of peace in a certain village had prayed for someone to come and help him bring the light of Jesus to his village. In God’s mercy and grace, He heard this plea, directing the message as only He could. From 10,000 miles away the need was acknowledged and a visit to the village was arranged. Hope was born, and a team prepared to help this man of peace introduce his people to the Prince of Peace.

In village after village souls are being rescued from bondage and hopeless darkness. Light is dawning as the Word of God is offered, received, and believed. Each representative thanked WMP for the seed to sow and the grace of receiving what they need free of charge. How we praise God for His all-powerful, unchanging Word and the opportunity to support those who “GO” wherever the Lord leads.

CHALLENGE ENTERPRISES OF GHANA

While in Ghana the WMP team was blessed to meet with our long time national coordinator and partner, Challenge Enterprises of Ghana. Since 1979, CEG has been receiving Scripture booklets to share with pastors, churches, and ministries. The meeting with the CEG staff was a wonderful time of face-to-face fellowship. It is their desire to reach into every corner of the country with the word of salvation through Jesus Christ. One young pastor spoke of his ministry in the prisons of Ghana and how the Scripture booklets were so very important as they are left to continue speaking to hearts long after the evangelist departs. Pastor Maxwell shared how several titles of WMP booklets met specific needs of individual hearts and lives. What a blessing to learn of their diligence and faithfulness in wisely and prayerfully using each booklet!

[You can be a part of reaching the unreached of Africa. Every donation counts—Just one dollar helps us print 28 Scripture booklets! We have shipments ready to send to Ghana, Chad, Senegal, and Kenya with many other orders in process.]

Grateful Quotes

“The Scripture booklet shone…”

Pastor Paul N. reports of their encounter with a demon-possessed woman in a small village in the northern part of the Volta region in Ghana.

“This demon-possessed woman who was also epileptic was given a copy of The Way to God Scripture booklet but she rejected it because she did not want to have anything to do with Christ. Her teenage daughter, however, took it and placed in on the table in their room.

The next morning the woman sent her daughter to call the team so they would share the gospel with her. She claimed that night the gospel booklet shone as if it was on fire so she could not sleep. The team led her, the daughter, and two others in the house to Christ. The demons, during prayer, left her and she was healed of the epilepsy as well that morning.”

—CEG, Ghana

 

 

Meet the Team

Allen B.

Volunteer

 

I heard about WMP through my church in Middlebury growing up. My family volunteered there over the years. I used WMP Scripture booklets years ago at our Spanish church launch in Wisconsin, so after my wife passed and our 2 sons moved out of state, I decided to move to Indiana after 50 years. WMP is one of the ministries where I volunteer.

My favorite part of volunteering at WMP is serving where my family volunteered. I love knowing God’s written Word is available all over the world through the efforts of so many staff and volunteers. And I like the people, break time, and chapel. My hobbies mainly involve serving my family, church, and community. I took many mission trips during work vacations, for example.

I’m second-oldest in a farming family of 8 from Goshen, where school sports and church involvement prepared me to serve 2 years with Mennonite Central Committee in Central America. On my return, I was involved with Iglesia Menonita Del Buen Pastor in Goshen, where I met my wife, Claudette. We were blessed with 2 sons during our 48-year marriage, before the Lord called my sweetheart home.

Our son Mark and his wife Sandy live in Florida and have twin daughters. Our son Chris and his wife Hannah live in Utah and have 3 girls and 1 son. Most of our married life, we raised our family in Wisconsin, active in our Assemblies of God church. We led mission teams and, after retiring, served in short-term missions to South America, Mexico, Jamaica, and Spain over 15 years. In 2020 we returned from Mexico due to COVID. This year I served with Seaglass Min. in Jamaica using WMP Scripture booklets.

 

WMP Partners Around the World

George O.

Ghana

Evangelism Beyond Denominations works in Ghana to share the gospel with those who are often overlooked. In this work volunteers gather to find those bound by drugs, abuse, or any other device of the enemy to keep them from the life God has for them as His children. The Word of God, as available through World Missionary Press Scripture booklets and spoken to the heart by the Holy Spirit, can meet every pain and heal every soul. 

 

WMP: Please describe your background and current ministry.

George: I was born into a Christian home but entered into drinking and womanizing. Then God saved me through the Scripture booklet Help From Above. I joined the church outreach team and out of that met Every Home for Christ ministry who introduced to me the house to house evangelism in a very simple way with the World Missionary Press literature.

Traveling around my country I started a ministry, Evangelism Beyond Denominations, to work with all the churches to win souls. With my personal ministry, George Opare Ameyaw Ministry, I work to set crusades and street evangelism. Pneumatic Kratos Ministry is to help plant more churches in remote areas.

WMP: How long have you been involved in distributing World Missionary Press literature?

George: I got to know about WMP literature in 2005. By using the Scripture booklets to affect those who are in the idol worshipping districts and Muslim areas, many souls gave their lives to Christ and now many districts use them as study materials.

 

WMP: How does the availability of free literature affect your evangelism efforts?

George: The free literature has made the work of reaching out easy, not only to train people but to let them see how to help the lost through the literature. Many juvenile churches now are growing and the little amount of booklets they get is being used to expand their churches because of the literature being free.

 

WMP: How long does a shipment from World Missionary Press last?

George: With the 20 foot container, our ministry being in all the regions in Ghana, we manage for it to last 5 months, meaning we advise to spread it through those months.

 

WMP: What challenges do you face?

George: Paying off-loaders and distribution to all the districts; the costs involved.

 

WMP: How would you describe the effectiveness of the Scripture booklets in your country?

George: A northern area of Ghana is called Bawku West District. It has idol worship and a few Muslims.  Through the literature the chief now has given a vast land to build a church there to help all the villages know Christ. Traditional priests dumped their idols to be burnt.

 

WMP: How do the Scripture booklets and Bible studies help establish believers?

George:  Many Christians and even a pastor testified that he was using the topical layout of the Scripture to preach. Many Christians testify that it has boosted their studies in some topics in the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 2022 Newsletter

Building for the Kingdom – Phase II

“…And this work goes on diligently and prospers in their hands.” – Ezra 5:8b

Any building project takes sequential steps arrived at by clearly thought-out planning. The Kingdom of God is no exception. God’s perfect plan of redemption was laid out before time began and was brought to its ultimate purpose when Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world and rose from the dead, defeating death and providing eternal life and hope for all who would receive it. Jesus left the task of building up His kingdom to His followers, empowering them with every resource needed, most importantly His presence.

For 61 years God has guided World Missionary Press step by step to accomplish His purposes. Staff members, supporters, and ministry partners have been provided to do the work. Scripture booklets have been prepared in more than 350 languages and more than 2.5 billion items have been sent around the world. Requests for the free material continue to grow as believers recognize the power of the Word as it is received. Thousands echo the testimony from a man in Pennsylvania: “This is part of my personal missionary work. I’m in the transportation business and come in contact with hundreds of people a month. This is a great way to spread the gospel. I hand these out to the people I come in contact with and I feel they have made an impact in their lives helping them and leading them to Christ.”

Now another step has been taken as the need for more efficient production and staging areas led WMP to a new building project. Phase one was to put up a 16,000 square foot building to house inventory and shipment staging. Praise God that this part nears completion and has been fully funded! Now comes phase two, getting everything relocated while continuing printing and shipping operations. This will entail moving existing equipment, the purchase of additional equipment, and relocating the many boxes of literature awaiting shipment!

Additional equipment will be needed, including a reconditioned baler and scrap paper handling system to process the trimmings from three booklet binderies. Praise God that this need has been mostly funded by additional donations received for phase one of the project. A third bindery will be added allowing us to have two binderies running throughout the transition, and increase production going forward. WMP’s Board has approved the purchase of a reconditioned bindery at a cost of $140,000, as funds are received. It is vital that all the equipment be available for installation as the transition begins. Donations toward the purchase of the new bindery will allow the purchase to proceed and delivery be expedited.

Shredded paper from the binderies is baled into large bundles of scrap paper and sold. The cost for the newly reconditioned baler is expected to be recovered in just three years from sale of the scrap paper bundles. We praise the Lord for each detail that He reveals and provides to help WMP be efficient and good stewards of every donation, no matter the size. Every dollar allows us to print 25 booklets with 200-250 Scripture portions speaking God’s heart to those who have yet to know Him.

Once the new facility is ready, the moves begin. The current New Testament bindery must be disassembled and relocated to the southeast section of our main building. The small order department must be taken down and moved to its new home where the New Testament bindery was. That vacated space will then be used to house three binderies and the baler/scrap paper system. Binderies will be installed in their new location one at a time so that we continue to bind and box booklets during all this change.

Even though the planning has been thorough and well laid out, current economic conditions must be recognized. Supply chain issues and difficulty in getting needed material can certainly upend plans. We have seen God provide funding and material in His time and we rest in His faithfulness.

A message from the WMP national coordinator in Sri Lanka speaks of the spiritual hunger in his nation: “It is our trust in the Risen Lord and Hope of His soon coming that gives us no choice but to proclaim His Name to all.” These two facts, the spiritual darkness and hunger in the world, and the soon return of Christ, instill an urgency to supply His Word for thousands of itinerant evangelists and pastors, ministry workers and believers. We are building a physical plant to help build an eternal kingdom! There is no greater task.

Visit www.wmpress.org/build for more info!

[You can help provide needed funds for Phase II of our Building for the Kingdom project! Urgent needs include $140,000 for the new booklet bindery, and $18,000 balance for the new baler and scrap paper handling system. Might the Lord be leading you to help fund this equipment?]

 

 

 

Grateful Quotes

“Immigrant from Ukraine shares Help From Above in Washington State”

“You recently supplied me with a boxful of English Help From Above booklets. I gave them to a young man who is in a faith-based one year drug/alcohol treatment ministry called ‘Mountain Ministries’, which is located near Kelso, WA…. The young man’s name is Vladmir, and he is an immigrant from Ukraine. Mountain Ministries takes their program participants shopping from time to time, and Vladmir likes to witness and give out booklets to people he meets at Wal-Mart and other places.

“Thanks for your assistance. Keep up your good work.”

—James O., WA

 

 

 

Meet the Team

Vicky Benson

In Loving Memory

 

The World Missionary Press family is saddened to report that Victoria Raye Benson, 77, passed away of natural causes in her home in New Paris, IN on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Born November 30, 1944 in Milford, Delaware to WMP founders Watson and Rose Goodman, most of her school years were spent in South Africa, where the family were missionaries. They moved to Winona Lake, IN in 1961 when Vicky was a high school senior. She graduated from Warsaw High School in 1962, from Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University) in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and received her Master of Arts in Journalism from Syracuse University in 1967.

That year Vicky married the love of her life, Jay Benson. Together they served as literature missionaries with Kalam Hidup, the publishing house of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Bandung, Indonesia. While there, Jay and Vicky coordinated the publishing of 3 million Help From Above Scripture booklets in 3 languages for WMP, many of which were distributed through C&MA.

In 1976 the Bensons returned to the U.S. with their new son, Jeffery, to work with WMP, where Vicky served for 45 years as study booklet compiler, prayer coordinator, treasurer, and vice president. She loved writing, editing, and immersing herself in Scripture. Vicky also enjoyed sharing her favorite books with others and especially loved the romance novels of Grace Livingston Hill, fascinated by their historical accuracy and insight into human nature.

Vicky was preceded in death by her parents and husband, whom she has rejoined in the arms of Christ. Surviving are her son, Jeff, her 4 grandchildren, her siblings Ruth and Harry, and many cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. She is greatly missed by all at WMP, her family and loved ones, and everyone with whom she prayed, laughed, adventured, and shared spiritual wisdom and support. Memorials may be sent to World Missionary Press, Inc., PO Box 120, New Paris, IN, or online at www.wmpress.org /donate

 

WMP Partners Around the World

Thony P.

Haiti

The situation in Haiti can best be described as chaotic. A WMP distributor working in Haiti began their report thus:

“To say that 2021 was a difficult year is an understatement; the year began with the entire country of Haiti in a state of unrest and things only got worse. We had a presidential assassination, multiple kidnappings, fuel shortages, out of control gang activity, plus 2 earthquakes and a hurricane; and yet through it all God still reigns.” J.O.

Yes, God is still seeking the people of Haiti, sending His message through His messengers. For more than 30 years Pastor Thony P. has been serving faithfully in Cap Haitian, northern Haiti, including WMP Scripture booklets in his various ministry opportunities.

 

WMP: Please share about your background.

Pastor Thony: I was a tall, skinny 16 year old boy with no life, unable to read or write, living under the influence of voodoo. Three men met me one day and said, “We have good news for you.” Their words made me curious so I walked to a church where I saw happy people clapping and singing. I was surprised because in my place no one is happy. The witch doctor comes with things to make people afraid. My eyes and heart were opened and I accepted Jesus into my life.

 

WMP: How did your current ministry develop?

Pastor Thony: God gave me a vision to see a big tomorrow. My goal became to build a people to transform a nation and to “dig a big hole and bury the voodoo”! God has helped our ministry to establish 15 schools with 3,000 students, a medical clinic, and 22 churches.

 

WMP: How has literature from World Missionary Press helped the people of Haiti?

Pastor Thony: We need New Testaments (in Kreyol), particularly. When you give a Haitian a New Testament it is a fortune to him. The churches are crying for the booklets to share with a people that are without hope. Over the years WMP has sent us 1,757,597 Scripture booklets, New Testaments, coloring books, and Bible studies. As much literature as we have, it is like a drop in the sea.

In a recent phone conversation with WMP, Pastor Thony pleaded for more literature for the northern part of Haiti, knowing that his people need God’s Word as much as they need anything else. A new shipment containing 796,500 Scripture booklets, Bible studies, and New Testaments has been prepared and is en route for him and another ministry working in the same part of the country. May God bless His message and His messengers!