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A Word from the Director
Greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ.
As of the writing, we have shipped out 1521 tons of literature this year so far. That takes a lot of work, but it looks like we will be able to break our previous record of 1690 tons before the end of the year. I always like breaking records! We are thankful for what the Lord has allowed us to do. Today, there are millions of people all over the world that have a Bible, a Christian book, a Sunday School class, a cell group, a home Bible study all because of you.
This year we have had volunteers from all over come and help us in both Alabama and in Illinois. We are very thankful for all of you who have come and put your hands to the work. We only have 3 paid staff at both locations, so it is impossible to ship out 20 to 40 tons of literature each week without volunteers. We love our volunteers; we have made lasting friendships with many of you and consider you some of God’s best.
I would be remiss in not mentioning all of you who are collectors and those who send materials to us. We are thankful for your partnership. What an important part you play. There are many who will rise up on the last day and call you blessed.
I know there are others who can’t come and volunteer or even package materials, but you have been faithful to pray for us. That really is the backbone of this ministry. Thank you for praying for us; it makes a big difference. Would you please pray for the many containers in port right now, and the many that are on the way? Would you pray with us for their safe delivery and distribution? We currently have 440 tons in transit, and some countries are becoming quite difficult.
Lastly, for those of you who give financially, we do not take your gifts for granted. We are careful with the resources that you/God entrust us with. Your giving is making a tremendous impact for the Kingdom of God. Thank you.
Yours for souls,
Steven J Schmidt
Please know that we launched the Military Bible at our National Christian Resource Center and Bible College. The launch was attended by Government dignitaries, military officers, clergy, laity, and church leaders.
I have been called to meet the military commander of Uganda Armed forces next week to see how we can reach out to the different departments of the military with the Military Bible and other discipleship literature we got from you. I am also expected to commission the next peace keeping force to Somalia and equip them with the Military Bibles a couple of months from now. As a result of equipping the first Ugandan peace keeping force to Somalia with Christian literature, a Christian church of born again troops and civilians has been started in Mogadishu the capital city of Somalia in the midst of a stronghold of Somali Muslim militias.
There were Sunday school teachers who were in awe with the books too. School children were like “Now we can enjoy our religious studies” Very fruitful outreach winning souls. We thank you for making it easier to evangelize with these materials.
Praise be to God, He is doing wonders through the village ministries and the prayerful use of the materials you’ve given to us. God is wonderful. Many souls have been saved in these villages. I am an eye- witness. I saw 6 Muslim families come to Christ when they were given Bibles to read. The pastors distributed a lot of Christian literature in those villages where I went. Each week new members are joining their church. I am shocked.
At times, we go out to hospitals, clinics, prisons, communities, schools to share with them God’s amazing grace and to preach about His wonderful love. Your free literature is helping meet today’s problem of false teaching, occultism, idolatry, alcoholism, fornication, teenage pregnancy, divorce, and other sinful likes.
We would like to express our sincere thanks for your support during our Women’s seminar. Your generous donation of literature was made available to all the ladies who attended our event. All the ladies were blessed by your generosity and have been further empowered to go out and share what they have learned with their families, churches and communities.
We pray that God would continue to bless your ministry as you trust Him and work to serve Him through your lives and resources. We pray that God would meet your needs as you continue to spread His truth.
We had meetings last week at New Stock Road. After the preaching at the campaign, 46 people gave their lives to Jesus and we gave them the Christian material that we got from you, and also the little booklet of John and Romans, it was a great time of joy. Love in Jesus Name.
Today we had a visitor at our Literature Center. Her name is [redacted] of the Agape Christian College. Sister [redacted] and [redacted] are American Missionaries running a Bible College. I have been to their College twice and donated books for their Library. I also gave them Children’s books for they also have children’s ministry. On arrival she was amazed at the different types of books. She spent the whole day selecting books for the college and children’s ministry. She was so excited and grateful.
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