“…upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.” — Matthew 4:16b
The seven nations that make up Central America have many of the same characteristics and issues. While some political stability has come, the 52.2 million people in this region continue to be confronted with the constant presence of drugs, gangs, and a lack of basic necessities. Hope is a fleeting thing. Through faithful ministries, pastors, and churches, the gospel of Jesus Christ is being received and seeds of hope planted. WMP Scripture booklets are vital tools in effectively reaching into the remotest areas, to the last precious soul.
Honduras: Reports from WMP major distributors in Honduras tell of a growing church base for ministry, increased opportunities, and positive responses to the gospel. Jim T. reports that their ministry has 140 churches involved and he expects that to DOUBLE within 60 days as new activities are introduced. That growth means a greater supply of Scripture booklets is needed for individual churches and communities. A container of 1.6 million booklets is scheduled for shipment in answer to this request.
Costa Rica: Two thirds of the population of beautiful and peaceful Costa Rica is under age 30. An essential part of effective ministry here is to young people. As in many other nations, young people are drawn into violence, immorality, drug addiction, and other life altering activities that rob them of hope and peace. The nation’s stability makes it an ideal base for international ministries and Bible training centers to meet the growing need of Christian leadership throughout Central America.
“I recently ordered 50 copies of The Path to Life in Spanish. I share them wherever I go in the car. Recently I shared one with a drug addict and told him to please take time to read it. Several days later he called and was referred to the nearest church from his town. Thank God.”
—Jim O., Puerto Rico
WMP Partners Around the World
The Lord continues to provide ministry partners from various countries to expand the reach and accessibility of God’s Word through WMP Scripture booklets. Each ministry has a unique focus, giving many different avenues for people to receive a booklet. New Covenant Missions is actively working to take the gospel to unreached and unengaged people groups. They are looking to WMP to provide seed to sow for a harvest among those who have never heard that God loves them.
WMP: Please describe your background and current ministry.
Peter: My name is Peter S. I am a pastor of the Victory Outreach in Bolgatanga, Ghana. I am also New Covenant Missions (NCM) national coordinator for Ghana, West Africa. I am doing church planting in the northern part of Ghana and also reaching the Jula Muslims with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Jula people are one of the most unreached people groups in Ghana. Therefore NCM has seen the need of reaching them with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
WMP: How long have you been involved in distributing WMP literature?
Peter: I learned about WMP in the year 2021 from the leadership of NCM when they told us the good news of the readiness of WMP to give us biblical literature for our ministry’s evangelism. This is my first time to receive WMP literature.
WMP: How does the availability of free literature affect evangelism in your country?
Peter: The availability of free literature affects evangelism in my country by making it possible for almost everyone to get biblical literature to read. It would not have been possible to get money to buy biblical literature for a 20 ft. container for our nation. But WMP has made it possible for my country to have access to the Word of God through the Scripture booklets.
WMP: What challenges do you have in your country to the free and open distribution of the literature from WMP?
Peter: The challenge we have in distribution of the literature is the means of transporting the literature from one place to another. Where the literature is much needed is among the unreached people who live mostly in the remote areas of my country. Our country does not have any problem with where and how we will distribute the literature.
WMP: How would you describe the effectiveness of the topical Scripture booklets in your country?
Peter: The topical Scripture booklets will be effective in my country because WMP has already done good research from the Bible and has printed it for people to just read. Instead of doing more research about these various topics, people go ahead and use it to teach and do evangelism.
WMP: How do the Bible studies and Scripture booklets from WMP help establish believers and strengthen churches in your country?
Peter: The Bible studies and Scripture booklets from WMP will help establish believers and strengthen churches in my country by giving people free access to teaching and learning materials. Sometimes people give excuses for not attending Bible studies due to lack of teaching and learning materials. Therefore the availability of free Scripture booklets from WMP will help establish believers and strengthen churches in my country. Thank you so much for this great opportunity. God bless you!
A 20’ container with 1 million Scripture booklets, Bible studies, and coloring books in English is on the way to Peter and the church planters of NCM in Ghana. Peter has also asked WMP to work with him in providing Scripture booklets in a new language for a particular people group in Ghana. WMP is blessed by these new opportunities and partnership in Ghana.