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A Word from the Director
Greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
Our operations seem to be doing well. We have shipped out 800 tons so far this year. A little short of our goal, but still moving forward towards 2000 tons for this year. We have several containers in port right now, would you pray with us for their safe delivery and distribution?
Romans 10:13-14 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard?”
In this newsletter you will read about numbers of people who have never heard, like those in the testimony from Ghana. Or those who have never called upon His name like the testimony from Zimbabwe.
Romans goes on to say, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news? Thanks for having beautiful feet. You, as you collect and bring your materials, have beautiful feet. The testimonies from India and South Africa confirm the results of your giving. I know you can’t see it; I can’t either, but the scripture tells us to walk by faith and not by sight.
The ministry of Love Packages is like that. You see very little of what is happening and know very little of the full extent of what God is doing. We only hear a few of the stories. But we know that God is doing so much more. Today there are millions of people who are reading, watching, and listening to materials that we have sent. We won’t know the lives changed, nor all the stories until we get to Heaven. So let’s keep walking with beautiful feet, believing God for his purposes to be fulfilled on earth.
Yours for souls,
Steven J Schmidt
There was mass distribution of Christian literature, Bibles, books and tracts in the township and villages of Ejura.
When Reverend Solomon received these materials from us, he said there is a mosque in every single community in Ejura. After distributing hundreds of Christian literature in these Muslim communities, many of the Muslims became very angry and began to question what is this Christendom about, and who is this Jesus Christ. Then Reverend Solomon decided to pay for a radio interview to explain who Jesus Christ is and His mission on earth.
Steve, to my surprise last month, there was 23 Muslims who gave their lives to Christ and this month there are 36 in the number of Muslims who gave their lives to Jesus and has been baptized already.
Steve, to my surprise last month, there was 23 Muslims who gave their lives to Christ and this month there are 36 in the number of Muslims who gave their lives to Jesus and has been baptized already. Reverend Solomon is requesting more Bibles, books and other Christian literature to freely distribute among the whole township. I promised him we will be getting him more literature to save the lost. This is all possible because of the Love Packages. Blessings!
I and my friend visited the book expo at Faith Prayer and Tract league for the first time. We took Sunday school class kits in bulk and then it was a great surprise for us when we came to know that there was no need to pay for them. Really it is a great help for us with the children. May abundant blessings be showered upon the good hearts that are giving these things and doing this ministry.
Hello! This is just a short thank you to let you know how your giving has impacted us here in Port Elizabeth South Africa.
My husband and I have been missionaries here for 16 of the last 20 years. Currently we are a part of the Potters House Church. One of our outreach ministries is to go to the local government hospital to visit those without visitors, share our testimonies, witness about Jesus, lead people in a sinners prayer, pray for their healing. We found that we created a thirst for God’s word that we were unable to meet with meager finances.
So while in Cape Town we found a free bookstore that had Christian material donated from our beloved USA! We took a box back and have been giving them to these new believers at the hospital! One whole room of patients last week received Jesus and were so grateful for the booklets that they asked me to take their picture and send it to you.
One whole room of patients last week received Jesus and were so grateful for the booklets that they asked me to take their picture and send it to you.
Sometimes as Christians we give to needs and never know, “until that day” if they were of any use or were fruitful. This email is from my heart to let you know YES your giving is fruitful and reaching around the world and we are benefiting from it!
In the material there were some key rings with the Jesus story that our Sunday school teachers are using! Wow what a blessing! May God stir your hearts – do not grow weary for even now you are reaping a harvest in Africa through your good works! Thank you!
I write to you expressing my joy and happiness for the books and Bible that you gave to me and my family. I could not afford to buy a Bible for my entire life, but God knew that one day I’ll get one through you.
I could not afford to buy a Bible for my entire life …
Also, thank you for the books. When I got home with them, my husband was astonished and he promised me that he will come to church. Though he was a drunkard, he promised me that he will make it and he has. I’m so excited that God used these books and Bible to draw my family closer to him. Now I’m able to share the devotions with him and they are also uplifting my spirit.
May the good Lord bless you for your good work. Amen.
Literature distribution in Zimbabwe
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