“Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!”—John 4:35
When the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon, she came away recognizing not only his wealth and wisdom but also that the God of Israel was indeed the source of all Solomon had and was. After the Ethiopian eunuch, returning from Jerusalem where he had gone to worship, listened to Philip open his understanding of the truth of Isaiah’s prophecy, he responded, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
God continues to draw people of Africa to Himself through His people and His Word. World Missionary Press provides millions of Scripture booklets, Bible studies, and New Testaments for African pastors, evangelists, and ministries. Much of this material is provided in French, a major language in more than 20 African nations, including many that border on the Sahara region and include Muslim-majority populations.
Mali, a poor, French-speaking country, is predominately Muslim with only about 0.7% evangelicals. Soles for Jesus will soon be shipping a container of shoes along with a large supply of WMP literature to this needy nation of 19 million people.
Guinea is a nation of 12.7 million people, 86% of whom are Muslim, with 29 unreached tribes. One ministry sent a team of two trained Liberian leaders to neighboring Guinea. They visited village after village, introducing themselves to the leader of the village after much prayer and stating their purpose—to start a church where there was no church. Wherever they went, they were received with openness, listened to with respect beyond their expectations, and even encouraged to teach and preach! Over and over again, the “impossible” happened. It seemed that all they had to do was show up in obedience and find a prepared people waiting. This ministry is awaiting a shipment of French New Testaments from WMP to establish new believers in these newly opened villages. WMP’s national coordinator in Guinea has requested two container shipments for his country to meet a challenge of reaching one million people in Guinea with the gospel.
“This morning we loaded a 40-foot container destined for Ecuador. The driver needed to use the restroom. As he walked through the plant, he saw booklet covers in Arabic! He took a picture and asked me about them. I was able to share what the Lord does through World Missionary Press. Fadi (pronounced with a long a) was so excited! He is a believer who came to the United States five years ago from Egypt—looking for asylum. His family had experienced much persecution.
“Fadi, who is married and has children, was so happy to know that we would pray for him. He left with just about every booklet and Bible Study we have in Arabic. What an awesome way to start the day!”
—Alison B., New Paris
Meet the Team
Could you be the next addition to the WMP team? We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person with training and experience in accounting procedures, to assist in our Finance Department. Imagine, playing a key role in World Missionary Press’ mission of producing and sending millions of Scripture booklets, Bible studies, and New Testaments each month for use around the world free of charge—Scripture materials with the potential of changing lives for eternity!
We are looking for someone with the following qualifications:
- Three or more years of accounting experience;
- Formal education classes through at least intermediate level accounting;
- Working knowledge of QuickBooks;
- Proficient at creating and maintaining complex Excel spreadsheets;
- Familiarity with Accounts Payable and Payroll functions, reconciliation of accounts, and month-end and year-end processing functions.
Jesus said “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Are you looking for an opportunity to make an eternal difference for God’s Kingdom? Would you consider using your accounting background and skills to help reach the world with the light of the gospel? If so, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
From Canada to South Africa to Ecuador
Looking over the Shipment Status Report in this month’s newsletter, we are encouraged to see how many countries are represented and to know the faithfulness of dedicated major distributors and national coordinators awaiting shipments at ports around the world. Each shipment represents hundreds of thousands of Scripture booklets, each designed to reach an individual heart. Without faithful volunteers on the other end of the journey, the anticipated blessing of receiving God’s Word might be missed. WMP is so grateful for each partner who voluntarily makes the final delivery possible.
In every country God’s people are going about the task of taking the Word to the world. In Canada, a WMP distributor gets up at 4 a.m. to walk non-stop for two hours, leaving a gospel packet at every door. The goal in his particular area is 97,000 homes, step by step.
In South Africa, Pastor M and his team of volunteers handed out The Way to God booklets along with food parcels. They reported that the community was highly appreciative not only for the relief parcels but also for the Scripture booklets as they were printed in the vernacular languages, making them easy to understand and share. Volunteers were able to continue to spread the gospel despite the limitations of a lockdown. “Many pastors have been requesting The Way to God booklets as they have seen how people value them. Many people have turned to Christ amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and need guidance. This booklet makes the work of the evangelist very easy.”
In Mexico, a ministry to the women in many communities and churches was limited when the border with the USA was closed to non-essential traffic and a WMP distributor was unable to get many of the supplies and booklets to the pastors and churches. Undaunted, she found a hand cart which she loaded with 10-pound boxes of WMP Scripture booklets and walked across the border regularly as allowed to keep the supplies flowing.
When the pandemic caused lockdowns in Paraguay, a WMP coordinator took booklets and visited every prison that would allow him entry to share the Scripture booklet and perhaps a word of hope and encouragement. From there he went into COVID recovery centers with the same message, and finally was allowed to share the Scripture booklets and words of comfort with government staffs.
In Ecuador, a medical mission/hospital in the Amazon Region found they had one last copy of the God Loves You! coloring book from WMP. Their request was for more of this unique booklet to help them reach children of the poor people in the area as they colored the story of Jesus.
Every day, in places around the world, WMP Scripture booklets are being used to tell the story of Jesus. They are being lovingly handled by thousands of “partners” who are intent on following the Lord’s command to “Go” and “Tell.”
[If you would like to share God’s Word with others, feel free to check out the various titles and languages of available 48-page Scripture booklets and small Bible studies on our website at www.wmpress.org/booklets. Booklets are available free of charge and may be ordered online or by phone, mail, or email. Or call (574) 831-2111 to ask for a descriptive order form.]