Light To My Path Book Distribution 2020 Report

For those who are interested here is a general report of what took place in 2020.

New English Studies for 2020
Six new English books were published and made available for distribution:

1. The Choices We Make (Topical Study)
2. Fresh Wineskins –  (A Study of Luke 5:36-39)
3. Offerings and Sacrifices of the OT – (A Survey)
4. Much Fruit – (A study of John 15:1-8)
5. The Order of Melchizedek – (Topical Study)
6. Naaman the Syrian – (A Study of 2 Kings 5:1-19)

New Translations (completed)
Thirteen books were translated into five languages. Five thousand copies of these physical books were distributed this year:

Burmese (Myanmar)
1. 2 Corinthians

Ateso (Uganda)
1. If My People
2. If Your Brother Sins

Spanish
1. Exchanging Heavenly Reward
2. Not What I Expected
3. By Way Of the Red Sea
4. The Relenting Heart of God
5. Beyond the Veil
6. Philippians and Colossians
7. Partners in the Gospel
8. Loving God

Amharic (Ethiopia)
1. East of Eden

Swahili (Tanzania)
1. East of Eden – 1,000 copies printed and distributed

New Translations (in progress)
Four new translation projects were initiated this year and should be finished in the new year:

1. Oriya (India)
2. Mbunda (Zambia)
3. Spanish (Cuba)
4. Telegu (India)

New Distribution Centres:
Three new distribution centres were added this year. This includes a translator/distributor:

1. Ateso – Uganda
2. Amharic – Ethiopia
3. Telegu – India

E-DISTRIBUTION

Online reading library (https://www.lighttomypath.ca/library)

The online reading library continues to develop with books in English and Spanish being added as they become available. Plans are underway to introduce an Urdu library in the near future. Website stats indicate that the top nine countries visiting the website are:

1. United States
2. Germany
3. Canada
4. France
5. Singapore
6. Russian Federation
7. Kenya
8. Ukraine
9. China

The website has had about 18,000 visits this year from about 3,000 people so it appears that many are return visitors.

SD card library (English)

The secure digital card library continues to be developped and now contains the following:

1. Complete Bible commentary series from Genesis to Revelation
2. Bible study books on various passages and topics
3. Android app containing complete library
4. About 10 hours of Audio Teaching in the form of podcast 

I try to ship cards to eight people a week.

Weekly podcast

I am working on a regular weekly podcast based on the books I have been writing. This podcast is available online, and as each series is completed it will be added to the Secure Digital library for distribution. This means that those who receive the SD card library can hear the teaching on their phones or tablets. I have produced 41 podcasts of about 20 minutes each this year.

LTMP WhatsApp Cuba – 107 members

We started a WhatsApp group for Cuba this year. We have over 100 church leaders in this group. We provide a new Spanish book in pdf format each week to these Christian workers. The book is automatically downloaded to their devices for reading and study.

LTMP WhatsApp Ghana – 45+ members

In December we started a second WhatsApp group for Ghana. We have over 45 members in this group and I have been distributing weekly commentaries and Bible study books in pdf to these members.

Online Bible

Work has begun this year in the Netherlands to format my Bible commentary files for use with the Online Bible platform (Windows, iphone and Android). In December they released the first three books (Matthew, Mark and Luke voles 1-3).

Online Sales

I no longer sell books personally. Every book I print in my shop is given away freely. The only place books can be purchased in online through Amazon, Kobo and Smashwords. I receive a royalty for book amounting to about $100 a month. This money goes into my ministry account to help fund the distribution of books to those who cannot afford them.

Korean Commentaries

My Korean commentary series continues is sold and distributed in South Korea. Royalties from the sales of these books also goes directly into the ministry. The amount received from this varies each year with the past few years being around CAD$500-600 for the year.

Equipment Replacement

The publishing equipment I have been using has worked well for me but this year I had to repair and ultimately replace my laminator. While this was a fair expense this year, with a number of books now being distributed electronically, I am trusting this laminator will last me quite a few years.