The Cambodian genocide nearly wiped out Christianity when the Khmer Rouge, in their desire to obliterate anything having to do with urban society, executed anyone with religious affinities. Of an estimated 10,000 Christians in 1974, only a few hundred remained.
The background developed through generations of being steeped in pagan worldviews and false religions does not evaporate on praying a prayer of salvation.
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In Yaounde, Cameroon with around two million people, there might be one poorly-stocked Christian bookstore. In late 2013 Andrew was “overjoyed” to receive two Packing Hope cases that contained a total of 32 Global Study Bibles.
A Swedish believer talks about the dearth of gospel clarity in his country. We can help.
“So that when he had to flee, the one thing he could grab was his books...”
The Millers have labored through power outages and alongside monkeys, lizards and centipedes to commit themselves and their young family to leaving behind a sustainable, nationally led ministry in every country they serve.
Within 48 hours, the women of #TGCW14 rallied to raise $20,000 for Theological Famine Relief (10,000 books)!
Christians in this densely packed region, though largely conservative in beliefs, struggle to know their true identity in Christ. Impoverished conditions in greater Manila seem to have yielded ground for a false gospel, one that offers the allure of temporary satisfaction, an exchange of the Creator for the created.
Because of your support and partnership, we are seeing Packing Hope resources go around the world. Here are a few recent quotes from our partners. Books are being deployed in some amazing places!
Maxwell Blay grew up in Ghana as an outcast of his tribe, stigmatized as unclean by virtue of being the tenth-born of his mother. The Bulu curse branded him and all those around him. Yet he had not been aborted before birth—the fate of his kind—or killed or abandoned in the jungle.
Due to religious persecution, Filberto recently lost his job of eight years as a secondary teacher at a prestigious school. He considers it a worthy cause to be counted to suffer for the name of Christ and he’s confident the Lord will provide another job to support his family of four.
Ukraine is also vital to the spread of the Gospel. Considered a Bible belt, it has a stronger Christian legacy and more freedom of religion than its neighbors. “It’s a natural conduit, and more respected for its shipping. From Ukraine it’s easier to get books to the rest of the CIS.”
You might be shocked to hear that Latin America has been inundated with the apostolic movement and the teachings of Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen and similar types of preachers. In most evangelical churches, teachings on prosperity, subjectivism and theological moralism prevail.
“Books are like gold. Literature is expensive; we have to depend on outside groups for help.”
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