Africa (MNN) — World Missionary Press cant get their Scripture booklets and Bible research off the cabinets quick sufficient. They print practically seven million items a month. That’s rather a lot, however its nothing in comparison with the mountain of requests they presently have for 126 million booklets.
Helen Williams with World Missionary Press says there’s a rising starvation for Gods Phrase within the 56 nations they serve. Practically half of their booklet orders come from one continent: Africa.
I’ve an e-mail on my desk this morning from a person in Zambia saying, ‘We definitely need spiritual food here. I’ve received 5 little church buildings out within the valley [with] 473 folks, however there’s an amazing starvation for the Phrase and I want your assist.’ I get these [emails] day after day after day, Williams says.
In northern Kenya, World Missionary Press has a request for Scripture booklets from two of the biggest refugee camps in Africa. There may be an energetic Church motion in these camps, and they’re desirous to share Jesus with others.
Additionally, Now we have one [shipment of booklets] going to Nigeria — and we are able to’t preserve Nigeria glad! They’re simply utilizing it and utilizing it in so many alternative languages.
Nations in northern Africa are overwhelmingly Muslim. Some ministries keep away from working in northern Africa because of safety considerations and its spiritually closed nature.
Nonetheless, Williams says they’re seeing many individuals in North African nations opening as much as the Gospel.
Individuals will sit and discuss with you. They’ll settle for the New Testomony. They’ll learn it. They’ll get in dialog with you. Many occasions it’s one-to-one. We’re seeing that there’s a place for the Phrase to be offered and thought of and then you definitely depart it to the work of the Spirit.
For Muslims who do come to religion in Jesus, there’s nice danger. Believers from a Muslim background are sometimes ostracized from their households and face assaults and even dying.
Regardless of the hazards of claiming Christ in northern Africa, Williams says, The starvation is there. We’re giving them God’s Phrase which the Spirit makes use of as a result of the Spirit acknowledges and is aware of learn how to cope with the starvation within the coronary heart.
Printing, transport, and processing all these biblical supplies include a price ticket. World Missionary Press is working as quick as they’ll to get their booklets and research out, however there’s all the time extra want.
If you wish to assist, Williams says you may donate to a particular nation God has laid in your coronary heart.
Please additionally decide to praying for World Missionary Press. Williams acknowledges the actual work of the Holy Spirit begins as soon as their Scripture booklets are shipped world wide.
We pray for security for the shipments and for clearing. It’s changing into harder in a few of these African nations, notably [with] new laws [and] issue in infrastructure.
Pray for our companions over there who deal with these shipments and…distribute it. It’s a restricted provide and there are such a lot of folks asking. They want discernment they usually want persistence in how they’ll use the fabric.
Lastly, Williams says, We need to pray for many who are going to obtain it, that the Spirit’s work shall be carried out and that individuals shall be conscious of what they learn. [Pray] that believers shall be grounded and have a firmer religion.
Header picture courtesy of World Missionary Press.