The first three volumes of Matthew, Mark and Luke have now been released for the Online Bible Platform. They are available as a free download on through the app. I have given them permission to use my English and Spanish commentaries for this purpose. Pray that the Lord would bless as these books are released through Online Bible over the coming months.
Testimonies and Ministry Updates
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:
1. 2 Corinthians
1. If My People
2. If Your Brother Sins
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
1. East of Eden
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
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
6. Russian Federation
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
We are working now on our first Telegu translation. In the new year we will print 1,000 copies of this for free distribution in India. Pray that the book would be a blessing.
If Your Brother Sins, a study of Matthew 18:15-17, is now translated into Ateso. 1,000 copies will be printed and distributed to Christian Ieaders in Uganda. Pray for the Lord’s blessing.
From 2010-2012 I had the privilege of working with Mission World Library in Seoul, Korea to produce a Bible commentary series on the whole Bible in the Korean language. Eleven years later these commentaries are still being distributed. Pray that the Lord would open doors for these books to be a source of right blessing for Korean speaking believers.
These past few weeks I have been working with a Mbunda translator in Zambia. He has complete the translation of my study Jesus parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:3-7). The book is being typed at present and we hope to print and distribute 1,000 copies in the Sesheke region of the country. Pray for the blessing of the Lord on this distribution.
There is no Bible character so mysterious as the person of Melchizedek. Abraham met him on his return from battle in Genesis 14. It would be easy to forget him were it not for the fact that his name appears in four passages of Scripture.
What is significant about this Old Testament character is his connection with Christ. Jesus would become a priest not of the Old Testament order of Aaron but rather of the order of Melchizedek. The book of Hebrews tells us that Melchizedek’s priestly order was better than the priestly order of Aaron and the Levites of the Old Testament.
In this latest study posted to the Online Reading Library, we will examine the four passages of Scripture that speak about Melchizedek with the attempt to bring some clarity to his character and priesthood. Check it out at https://www.lighttomypath.ca/reading-library/english-topical/en_TheOrderOfMelchizedek.htm
We have recently started a Light To My Path WhatsApp group for Cuban pastors. Through this group, we will be providing these Christian workers I tth Light To My Path Books in PDF format. Currently over ninety pastors have joined the group to receive books. One pastor wrote to say that he had just been praying for God to give him books for his ministry. He saw this as the answer to his prayer. Over the coming weeks, we will be presenting a three-volume commentary on Matthew, Mark and Luke, a commentary on John and several studies I have writing on the gospels. Would you pray that the Lord would bless this ministry to Cuba?
I am often surprised at how the Lord opens doors for translation of my books. The Amharic translation of East of Eden, a study of Genesis 4:16 is now complete. We expect 1,000 copies to be printed in Addis Ababa, shortly. Pray that this study will be a blessing to believers in Ethiopia.
One of my desires over the past few years has been to complete a New Testament commentary series in Spanish. Currently there are only two more books to translate for the completion of this project. These two books have now been sent out for translation. Would you pray that the Lord would bless so that we can provide this tool to Spanish speaking believers around the world.