The Harvest Is Ripe and Ready to Be Gathered In!
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” —Matthew 9:37-38
As Jesus finished His earthly mission and prepared to return to the Father, He gathered His disciples and entrusted to them the task of telling the whole world about Him and His teachings. He had prepared them with the assurance that He would be with them. His story was, and is, for all people everywhere and in every age. God had prepared the harvest and now the laborers were sent out.
For 2,000 years believers have been sharing the gospel and reaping a harvest of souls. Today that challenge is still upon us. With an exploding world population and attacks from the enemy of man’s soul, the work may seem impossible. But God promised to honor His Word and Jesus promised to be with us. Joyfully, the harvest is coming in!
WMP President, Harold Mack, considers Scripture booklets to be “laborers” in this great harvest field. They offer a uniquely detailed description of God’s love for all and His plan to restore man to the fellowship for which he was created.
From all over the globe requests come in for more and more booklets as distributors recognize the effectiveness of this simple presentation of Scripture and the hunger for God’s Word. Reports from Denmark speak of the 1,500 souls from Arab-speaking nations and 1,500 from Farsi- and Dari-speaking backgrounds who have come to the Savior in the past few years, using the “very Biblical and efficient materials from WMP. So the seeds are bearing fruit.”
Scripture booklets go into unchartered territories in Africa, gang-infested neighborhoods in the USA, Mexican prisons, and crowded cities in India. A pastor in Nigeria found the booklets “wonderful and inspiring” and a blessing in his various ministries. His comment echoed that of hundreds of distributors, “Please, I need more booklets.” A national coordinator in Africa wrote that his newly-received shipment would cover only 30 percent of the requests. He needs larger shipments with more regularity!
Imagine, playing a key role in producing millions of Scripture booklets each month, booklets with the potential of changing lives for eternity!
Previous experience operating a printing press is helpful but not required. Some of the responsibilities include:
- Loading rolls of paper, using a hoist;
- Changing plates;
- Bundling folded signatures coming from the press;
- Cleaning and maintaining the press;
- Learning every facet of operating the press.
You may also be involved in helping operate other print-shop equipment.
This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor with this high-speed press, with the potential to become a lead press operator. We are looking for someone who wants to be part of a team impacting the world with the Good News!
Reaching the Outskirts
God has always had His servants in places that may not be noticeable or recognized.
Elijah complained that he had openly stood up to the prophets of Baal and declared the one true God but was now being hounded and threatened. He moaned that he was the only true servant of God left in Israel.
World Missionary Press is privileged to provide Scripture booklets for many who toil in harvest fields tucked away in rural areas, in remote areas where traditional beliefs are rarely challenged, and where life continues much the same from generation to generation.
For 28 years a Mexican pastor has carried the gospel to various tribes of Indians in the remote mountains of northern Mexico. Travel must be by horseback, with many nights spent sleeping on the ground. This rugged area is filled with drug trafficking and is dangerous to travelers. Recently a major WMP distributor spent three weeks with this pastor, visiting many indigenous groups and presenting WMP material to pastors and missionaries working in these out-of-the-way places who previously had no idea of the “seeds” of God’s Word available to them from WMP.
In the coal fields of Appalachia (USA), World Missionary Press Scripture booklets have been carried into the hills and valleys, where food for the spirit is as critically needed as food for the body.
“Poverty physically and poverty of spirit is everywhere! The need for hope, comfort, and salvation is a constant; therefore, the Word brings it all. Scripture booklets printed by World Missionary Press bring hope, comfort, and salvation to the people in Appalachia.”
—Green Pasture Ministries
Green Pasture Ministries has introduced many regional churches and ministries to WMP in the past 18 years. Through their vision, the gospel is being carried into small towns hidden deep in the mountains of the eastern United States. A network of faithful, often unnoticed, believers is working the harvest fields in obedience to the Lord of the Harvest.
Brother Darrel, who learned of WMP through Green Pasture Ministries, uses Scripture booklets in his thrift store in Kentucky. He wrote, “The outreach availability is huge.”
Angel M. wrote to WMP from the North Island of New Zealand: “Just wanting to say thank you so much for your commitment to sharing Jesus’ good news for our children…especially reaching the outskirts, too.”
“Go ye into all the world” means “Go ye into ALL the world”! We praise God for those willing to go to the small places, the places that are hard to reach, the remote places, the places on the outskirts. There they leave the written Word of God to declare His love for ALL.