Nearly 215 million people speak Bengali, but precious few theology and discipleship books have been translated into the language.
Imagine what it must be like for those who have never been taught Gospel truths and long to find a sound source of instruction for their souls. Sending solid books to believers is an excellent form of discipleship.
“Many new Christians, good and faithful ones, have difficulties explaining the gospel with clarity,” Ruben says. “What is the gospel?"
It started with a question on Facebook: “Are there any Reformed conferences in English that are in the Northern/Southeast Asia region?”
TGC International Outreach annual report for Theological Famine Relief for the Global Church (2014).
Unexpectedly called into the pastorate in 2008, Mohan began his ministry with little experience or training and no theological framework for suffering. The Christian community surrounding him was more influenced by prosperity preaching than by faithful biblical exposition.
'The gospel is going out; the church in Nepal is on the move!'
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.