The Power of the Resurrection
“That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death.” – Philippians 3:10
At this time of year, thoughts of Christ’s sacrifice for sin and His resurrection from the dead three days later draw us to renewed fellowship with our Creator. Hearts and minds dwell lovingly on the promise of eternal life and heaven. Even now we are blessed to have access to the power of the resurrection and to see that power demonstrated in transformed lives, homes, and cities.
Armed with God’s Word clearly presented in WMP Scripture booklets, believers boldly go where only dead, man-made idols are known. “We are on missions now in an idol-dominated district, but God is transforming lives here. The Way to God and How to Know God literature helps a lot in places like this.”
One of the hallmarks of Christianity has always been the transformed life. Only God can give a new heart and a new spirit. A ministry working among unreached people groups in Africa testifies that the impact of the gospel is not only in calling people to Christ, but also in changing their manner of thinking and life conditions as they receive Jesus Christ as Savior. “Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
John B., a CMA Motorcyclist for Jesus, wrote, “Your company is like a silent Herald Newspaper, and we are the ‘paper boys’ calling out, ‘Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Jesus Christ has saved the whole world from sin and death and is giving out free gifts to all who believe the Good News in His message—EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It!’ Thanks to WMP, I am one of your paperboys!”
None are beyond the reach of God’s love and saving power. From a poor and needy widow in India, to a desperately suicidal woman in Brazil, to a lonely soldier in Colombia, to a prisoner in Paraguay—all received a Scripture booklet from someone they did not know, but who carried the name of Jesus in word and deed. World Missionary Press sent out more than 80 million Scripture booklets in the past year. Those who requested them are busy spreading the word.
Pressures against the gospel in India continue to grow. But God has His faithful ones, taking the Scripture booklets from village to village. Pastor Abraham reports planting two new churches in totally Hindu villages as a direct result of WMP literature. In each village, a few showed interest and talked to him, asking questions about the gospel. He was able to lead them to salvation in Jesus Christ. They spread the word and others came, who also accepted Christ. That’s how there came to be 25 believers in one village and 30 believers in the other!
The power of the resurrection can work through God’s people to enliven and bless the world if we are willing to acknowledge that we have no power of our own and allow His Word and His Spirit to have total access to our hearts and minds for His glory and for the salvation of precious souls.
[You can be involved in bringing the power of the resurrection to places around the world. 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.]
“Young people have abandoned addiction and accepted Jesus.”
“Beloved brother in Christ, I would like once again to thank your ministry that for more than 35 years has sent us this wonderful literature that has helped us so much to evangelize all of Brazil.
“Here in São Paulo there is a place called ‘Cracklandia,‘ where hundreds of young people live drugged 24 hours a day. [Note—This block of buildings is home to the biggest concentration of crack users in the country.]
“We are evangelizing these young people with the literature sent by you and many young people have abandoned the addiction and accepted Jesus as the Savior of their soul. I thank God for this ministry. May God bless you all.”
—Jose N., Brazil
[This faithful major distributor received 600,000 WMP Scripture booklets through the “Blessings for Brazil” campaign to send 6 million booklets in three 40-foot containers to Brazil. Thank you to all who participated in our special project for Brazil! The fruit is being harvested.]
WMP Board Member
I was born into a pastor’s family, attended Bethel University, and graduated with a Christian Ministry degree in 1992. I went on to pastor churches in Michigan, Nebraska, and Indiana. In 2017, I accepted a position at Feed the Hungry as Director of Ministry Programs. In this role, I oversee our international feeding program, which is currently feeding more than 400,000 children each day in 24 countries. And now, since November of 2021, I am a corporate member on the board of World Missionary Press.
David: I have been involved with EHC in South Sudan for three years, working with World Missionary Press literature. All the booklets in various languages are such a joy for our ministry. We know that God has made this connection.
WMP: What is the particular emphasis of your ministry at this time?
WMP: Are all parts of the country open for the gospel?
David: The past two years have brought openings into greater Sudan. God has also opened huge doors into the Nuba Mountains, Darfur in the west, and Khartoum—without persecution or hindrance. To reach these areas we need more material.
WMP: What languages do you need?
David: Although English and Arabic are the dominant languages of the country, many unreached tribes have their own languages. We need booklets in the Dinka and Nuer languages to reach a greater number of people. EHC Sudan staff members can help translate booklets into these languages. [Scripture booklets in Dinka and Nuer are in process.]
The need for gospel literature in Africa is intense! Through a WMP donor’s gift of $211,000 to send Scripture booklets to “the corners of the earth,” a challenge campaign is in process to double that amount and send four 40-foot containers to South Sudan, Russia, Ethiopia, Argentina, and a partial container to Romania. You can help answer the cry of those who need the seed to sow.