Every so often I get an email from someone who has been using my books in their ministry. In September of 2021 I received the following message from a pastor in Edo State, Nigeria:
I want you to know that recently I am ministering to some men on a regular basis. I often borrow ideas or get thoughts from your teaching book – ISAIAH – that ministers to me on a regular basis. I pass it to the men, and I feel strongly that I should write and thank you. I know postage is high shipping books but I ask that you keep my ministry on your list for free books for use in our Christian library.
It often takes months to get to each request but this week I had the opportunity to ship a commentary series (37 books) to this pastor for his Christian library. Would you pray that these packages would arrive safely and that as these books are added to his Christian library in Nigeria, they would touch the lives of those who borrow them.
From Kenya: “When I read your books, I feel like God is speakiing to me direct. In times of dryness your books have sparked a revival in the hearts of many people in my church. We have been borrowing these books from friends here in Eldoret and your gospel literature has filled us with the knowledge of our Savior Jesus Christ.”
FROM SWAHILI LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR IN TANZANIA
“We will keep you in our prayers always. You have been the only source of training for our people and educating our Christian brothers, but we have nothing to pay you back. We only ask God to bless you and keep you protected for the glory of His kingdom.”
From Swahili Translator in Tanzania: “I just wanted to let you know that God has put in me a great desire to see His people coming to know Him in their lives. I have decided to keep on translating the books into Swahili. I was encouraged after seeing a lot of people building great interest with our books. We have many testimonies of people whose lives have been changed because of these books. Right now I have finished two books and am working on the third. I want to get everything ready on this end so when the Lord provides some funds for printing you will let me know.”
From a Christian worker in the Philippines: “I am so thankful for faithfully sending me your Devotional Commentary Series. I am also thankful to God for His continual supply of your needs to make the printing of your books possible. I have to let you know that I’m keeping copies for my personal devotional and study resource materials and the rest I am sharing them with a small but developing Bible School Library and Filipino pastors in the rural areas who are faithful in the ministry but can’t afford to buy one book.”
From a Pastor in Nigeria. “I have received the books you sent me. After reading over and over, I discovered the whole truth in a very simple way. I passed to other believers to read and they are saying the same thing. Brother the books are dynamite. Thank you very much brother. I pray the Lord will continue to bless you and strengthen you.”
From a pastor in Nigeria: “I want to thank you very much in a very big way for all the commentary books you sent to me and other pastors. I must confess to you the books are doing wonders over here. Your books are being used to teach, prepare sermons and preach the good news in a very powerful way to people. I want to thank you for this big work you are doing. Praying for you every day.”
Thanks for what God has done through you to avail these simple easy to understand wonderful books. I have just read Peter and James. How can I get more brother? Bookshops in Kenya have very few (2-4) of your books. Can’t get Acts and most of New Testament and Old Testament books. I have yearned to build others through your books.