Haiti: In recent months, WMP has shipped more than three million Scripture booklets, Bible studies, and Kreyol New Testaments to Haiti. Another shipment awaits delivery as calls for Scriptures continue—as Haiti is in crisis with the assassination of their president in July and another major earthquake in August.
A WMP distributor tells of a witch doctor in a village where past attempts to establish a fellowship of Christians had failed. As they moved into the area to start a church, the witch doctor’s wife started attending. She soon responded to the salvation message, followed by his daughter, then the son-in-law. Each time, the witch doctor would get angry. When the team saw wells not working, they chose to repair the well beside the witchdoctor’s house! The witchdoctor thanked God and publicly acknowledged God’s goodness! The team is praying that God will save him soon and also remove voodoo from the village. “When God comes into an area, evil has to flee.”
Venezuela: Hardship throughout the country has caused more than 5.6 million Venezuelans to leave since 2014, reported the BBC. Most crossed into neighboring Colombia, where WMP distributors eagerly share God’s Word while the work of the gospel continues in Venezuela. WMP’s national coordinator will soon receive a new container shipment of Scriptural material, providing for a broad distribution as soon as it arrives. Another shipment planned for a major distributor will add to the overall coverage—God’s love demonstrated through His Word and His people.
Mexico: Almost 13 million Scripture booklets, Bible studies, and coloring books in Spanish have been sent into Mexico in the past 12 months, with another 5.5 million being prepared to ship. As rival forces strive for control and power there, God’s Word reveals that only God has the power to change a life, a community, and a nation.
Sister R.A. wrote, “As I have learned about God through the booklet, How to Know God, I also wish for others to know about Him. I have visited my neighbors and acquaintances, and they have listened to the Word of God. I have been able to share the message of salvation with each of them. With great joy they have received the message, and some of them have accepted the Lord Jesus into their hearts. They have seen how God has manifested Himself in their lives, as well as the change they have felt in their own homes since they have let Jesus Christ take control of everything.”
Myanmar: More than 1,200 people have died at the hands of Burmese soldiers since the military coup on February 1. The third wave of Covid brought nearly 20,000 deaths in July and August. Martin L. reported that though the crisis slowed ministry plans, “God’s gracious love is amazing and through WMP Scriptures, we are showing His love and care.” The newly published Burmese booklets, Who Do You Say that I Am? and God Loves You!, were distributed along with relief aid. “I believe WMP booklets will help, encourage, and comfort at this time of grief and disappointment.” It means a lot to those “in remote areas, ministering to people who’ve never heard of Jesus.”
Scripture booklets are also being prepared for the Middle East, Russia, South Asia, Indonesia, South Africa, and Sudan. No matter the circumstance, our hope is in the Lord!
[You can help provide God’s Word for the world’s “hot spots.” 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.]
“Helped me focus on the day”
“For the past 19 years of my life, I was in a physical prison. Of those 19 years, I think I woke up each morning and read my Scripture-text Datebook. There is something about just reading the Word and setting the day in my mind that helped me focus on the day.
“I am now home, but every morning I get out my Datebook and see what this day has for me. I don’t know what I would do without Jesus. Your Datebook has encouraged me and given me focus. Keep up the good work.”
—Kenneth, North Carolina
“My son was in prison”
“When my son was in prison, he used to read the Datebook. He went to be with the Lord December 9, 2019. As I was going through his belongings, he still had the 2015 Datebook in his belongings. It is now in my Bible, and I include it in my daily devotions.
“I realize this donation isn’t much, but may it help to place this daily devotion in the hands of a few men or women. God bless your ministry and may God’s Word continue to touch the lives of others.”
[Scripture-text Datebooks are produced each year especially for use in prisons in the United States at a cost of 10¢ each. Please consider providing the daily encouragement of God’s Word to those in prison throughout 2022.]
Meet the Team
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I first heard about World Missionary Press when I saw a job posting online. I’d been looking for a new job for a while, and it seemed like it would be a good fit. I decided to look around their website and social media to see what they were all about. As I continued to research and pray, I just had this feeling of peace when I thought about what life might look like at WMP.
Our team went to a mountain village to share booklets, but also asked the seller at the local food shop if they could leave a few booklets for people who wanted to take a booklet home. He agreed. Years later, another brother went to that village to share the gospel and found that the same shop with the same person was keeping the booklets as a library! He gave a booklet to those who asked, but they would bring it back so other people could take it. He said each booklet looked like an old book which had been read by many people.
The second testimony was a family with sick children. They didn’t believe in Christ but decided to pray the prayer at the back of The Way to God. Afterwards a miracle happened. The sick children were healed and the whole family became Christ followers!
God is using the booklets as a way to reach people, and one day we will see many people in heaven who kept in their hands the booklets of World Missionary Press.