Gospel Literature going to 170 countries
Dear Friend, In Acts chapter 2, on the day of Pentecost we read of Peter preaching to men from every nation under heaven. God was pleased to bless that preaching and 3,000 souls were converted that day and afterwards new converts were added daily. In this ministry we are sending the Gospel to many tongues, tribes and nations. As we look to the year ahead we are excited and know that God is blessing the distribution of the literature and is saving many souls. Each day we receive testimony of salvation and lives being released from the bondage of Satan. Thank you for all your help in the ministry and please pray with us for a mighty ingathering of souls in the year ahead.
On 9th January we shipped an 18 Tonne container load of literature to Macau. In this container we included 250,000 Gospels of John, 250,000 Pardon and Assurance booklets, 250,000 Meet the King booklets and 400,000 leaflets all in the Chinese language. This literature is for distribution to the millions of Chinese tourists who visit Macau each year.
On 22nd January we shipped a further container load of literature to our friends in India Bible Literature. We continue to receive many requests for Gospels of John and Gospel booklets from different organisations within India.
On 27th January we sent 20,000 Meet the King booklets and 20,000 “God cares for You” bible lessons in the Macedonian language to Pavle Kostadinov the leader of Child Evangelism Fellowship in Macedonia.
On 27th January we sent 75,000 Gospels of John in the Luganda language to Uganda towards the work that Mr John Birkin is involved with.
On 29th January we shipped a container to Every Home for Christ in South Africa. Altogether we sent 440,000 Gospels of John in Zulu, Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, Xhosa, Sotho and English. The following is a testimony that we received from them –
“I am now a born again child of God who has accepted Jesus Christ here in prison. I have received one of your Bible booklets, the Gospel of John when I prayed to become a Christian. I read through the book and also signed my name on the front. This serves as a reminder for me every time I take the book to read what God is saying to me. I am asking you to now help me with a Bible that is complete. Do you also have some Christian material so that it will help me to grow up spiritually? I am eager to learn more and become a person who will become equipped to help others to know more about God and the Bible. Thank you so much for caring for the prisoners. Solomon Phetole, Limpopo Province South Africa.”
On 30th January we shipped a container to Child Evangelism Fellowship in Botswana. In this container we included 200,000 Meet the King and 200,000 Wonder Devotional Booklets and over 1,000 Bible Flashcard Lessons.
Dear Brother Samuel Adams, Our praise and thanks go to God for His goodness, love and support that He has blessed our ministry with partners like Revival Movement Association. As far back as early 1990s at the inception of the ministry in Sierra Leone, I wrote to you appealing for your special tracts. You may recall we requested for your beautiful purple booklets titled “THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST’. You were gracious enough to bless us with ten plywood (tea chests) boxes of diverse kinds of the tracts you had then, and the ones we requested.
We are very thankful for the 400,000 tracts you arranged to come in a container to one of our denominational heads in Sierra Leone. He was gracious enough to hand them over to us without us paying a cent for them on arrival in the third quarter of 2013. We have to take the gospel to the lost and to usher multitudes into the kingdom of God, in various places around the country in the last quarter.
Some of these places include areas regarded as “NO GO AREAS”. These are places infested with fanatic Muslim, animist and occultic people who are prepared to take human lives because of their fanatical ideologies or from those they consider to be a threat to their profession that brings them ill-gotten economic gains.
In the Kono District where we worked, we preached to them and the messages in the tracts you produced for us “CHOOSE THE RULER OF YOUR HEART” went a long way to bring many to their senses and to acknowledge that they were created by a Living God and not by animate objects like money, wealth and possessions. Those who made the right choice include people engaged in diamond mining and other commercial activities. Many of them were very occultic and would solicit the services of witch doctors and sorcerers who they believe would help them to prosper in their business and make a lot of money. They were given charms and other occultic paraphernalia that they carried around. The gospel that we preach to them, and the tracts given them have been proven to have superior power to the charms they carried before they became converted. Many of our converts have openly confessed to us that the power in the Word of God far supersedes that of occult power they once had.
As you would imagine, as the patronizers of the sorcerers and witch doctors became converted, they did not patronize those despicable proclaimers of occultism again. This reduced their pecuniary benefits and renders them “hard up”. This made them to be very angry with the people who created this unfortunate situation for them. Of course, it was us Every Home for Christ Sierra Leone. Their determination in such situation is to destroy the lives of their so called “detractors”. We however praise God for His divine protection over our lives.
After ministering in Modia village and giving tracts to the inmates in two of the huts in the compound, we went to the third hut that happened to be a shrine of a sorcerer. We never knew anything before knocking at the door of the shrine. We heard a croaking voice blaring from inside telling us to wait. Apparently, the sorcerer thought we were one of his clients who had come to patronize his evil trade. On opening the door, he was shocked to see people carrying Bibles in their hands. That infuriated him as he enquired in a rather rude and discourteous tone, what our mission was. We told him we wanted to have a short discussion with him. He allowed us to enter his house/shrine, and on getting there, we discovered that there were all sorts of juju charms and paraphernalia hanging all around the walls of his single room. We were shocked at what we saw.
He asked us to sit on a mat but we told him we prefer standing as we talk. We began to share the gospel with him; initially he appeared very angry at us, but as we continued he became calm. We were shocked and surprised when we heard the sorcerer completing some of the Bible verses we quoted. By the time we were through and made an altar call, the sorcerer surprisingly responded positively to the call. We then gave him a copy of the tract, CHOOSE THE RULER OF YOUR HEART having explained its content to him.
He said he had attended a Christian primary school before dropping out for illicit drugs and occultic powers. He told us he very much appreciated the message in the tracts we gave him and promised not to go back to his occultic practices. We helped him get rid of all his charms and paraphernalia in his shrine / house. His conversion has been very dramatic and profound in the entire region, and this has caused other occultic, disreputable and shady characters to drop their sinful practices. They too were blessed with your wonderful tracts.
It is our prayer that God will tremendously bless and prosper you in all your endeavors; and will continue to provide all you need to be of blessing to us and other ministries you are partnering with. Michael French.
The following report is from Mexico Every Home for Christ. “The state of Chiapas was a peaceful state until two months ago. There is also a social problem in these days. Guerrilla groups are forming an army and have closed airports, bus stations and have invaded government offices in order to stop the education of our children. They know that if Mexican people do not know their rights, they will easily commit all kinds of outrages.
In Chiapas our leader Federico Sarao is going to every town to spread the Gospel and here also Revival Movement Association literature is being a great blessing to every person who hears the message of Jesus Christ. Federico has even brought a bag with a microphone through which he plays Christian messages translated into native languages using an MP3 player.
Thousands of Mexican pastors send their deepest gratitude to Revival Movement Association in general, but also to every faithful donor in particular for bringing such a wonderful blessing to us as you supply millions of tracts and Gospels of John in order for us to go home to home, village to village, until the last home in Mexico can be reached.
Up to this time we have covered already the state of Mexico which is the most populated in our country (23 million people) and Campeche in the South East, Vera Cruz in the Gulf of Mexico and Colima in the Pacific Ocean. The Lord has opened more doors than those we knock. We are working on several projects at a time and thousands of souls are receiving the printed message in homes and open areas wherever the Lord guides us to go. Please pray for all these outreaches that God may be honoured and glorified through the efforts we are doing in this country. Thank you so much for your love and passion for souls and for always blessing us with your support for Mexico. Every Home for Christ, Gloria Lopez, Director.
A devoted Zapotecan Christian lady teaching the Bible through Revival Movement Bible lessons in a Sunday school. This is one of the hundreds of churches which are taking advantage of the sad situation in Oaxaca where schools are closed and children have been without classes for 3 months.
Pastor Lucas comes from the South East region of Mexico. He became a Christian after suffering an epileptic seizure when he was 13 years old. His Mum who was a faithful Christian prayed that the Lord would heal and he would be given to the service of God just as Samuel was in the Bible. God answered this prayer and at present Pastor Lucas travels through mountains, valleys, jungles, crossing rivers with crocodiles, with the vision of reaching out to the last house of Oaxaca for Christ.
Dear Samuel, Greetings to you from Estonia! We have received the shipment with the lessons “God Cares” which are so much appreciated that I can hardly find the words to describe. Some time ago I gathered some excerpts from many letters and translated them into English. We have boxes of letters which are sent by children and young people. During the past year many young people from 4 prisons in Estonia have joined the Mailbox Club. Lessons “God Cares” are long awaited and will be very well accepted. Thank you so much for taking time to print for Estonia. Yours for the little ones, Ulle, CEF Estonia.
The following are some of the testimonies: From a youth prison: I am 22, coming from a family with many children. I had good parents, liked sports and went to Sunday school in my childhood. I don’t remember what church. But, when I was sentenced for 6 years during preliminary enquiry, I met again this pastor of my childhood and got to know about Mailbox Club. I have always known that God exists and now I can read the Word of God. I have done so much evil and wish I had never done it. Please pray for me that my life will be changed for eternity. Waiting eagerly for the next lessons. Peeter.
From a youth prison: Can I join Mailbox Club? I got to know about you and want also to learn about God. I have never known about God but it is seemingly a very useful course. Everybody recommends it. Please accept my application and I am willing to wait if you have too many people to answer. I have time, lots of time, the only thing what I have. Miroslav
From a youth prison: I have already completed the 12 Explorer’s lessons in total. Please can I continue with some other lessons? I am reading them several times. Thank you for suggesting that I learn some Bible verses by heart so God can remind me. Latimer
From a youth prison: Since 1995 my life has been like a hell up and down. No light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe through the regular lessons I can think more about God. Please, please send me also God’s Word. Others have received at the end of the course a New Testament and Gospel of John. Can you answer me? Will I receive them also? I think God can change me too. Veljo
I trusted the Lord because your lessons made it so clear to me. I have now completed the 12th lesson. This is the only right decision. I love Jesus and I am grateful to Him that He died on the Cross for me. Raneli, 17 years old and from a women’s prison.
We would like to thank all of our supporters for their prayers and financial support. Please share this newsletter with your friends so that they in turn can be introduced to the ministry. Please pray that the Lord will challenge new friends to be burdened to support the work.
Yours for a Great Revival,
Samuel Adams Clive Allen