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Make disciples of all ages

Pablo Vernola tells us what led him to start producing home-grown Christian education resources in Argentina.   “When I was a child my family lived through very difficult times. Economic and marital problems were tearing my parents apart until an uncle invited them to a weekly Bible...

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Nothing will stand in God’s way

Thanks to your support, graduates leave St Andrew’s Seminary in Manila with a Bible dictionary and commentary. To Victor Bongngat Mangngao, these gifts are indispensable tools.   “My six siblings and I were born into a remote Ingorot tribe in Kalinga Province. As a child I cultivated...

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Our God is not silent

Jengish was educated at a school run by followers of the Turkish Islamic scholar and preacher Muhammed Fethullah Gülen. He left school eager to “live like a real Muslim.”   “But while applying to university I met real Christians for the first time. They had a personal...

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But I’m too young to be a pastor!

You can help pastors like Srey Villa speak the word of God with confidence in rural Cambodia.   “My father took me to church but he would not let my mother go. In fact he never took her anywhere. He was a proud, violent and controlling man....

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Your gift helps me learn deeply

Joshphat Mutunga tells how God is using books to equip pastors like him in rural Kenya.   “Because my father was a witch doctor everyone hated my family. No preacher ever came to tell us the good news. One night my father was found naked in someone...

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The Lord kept me standing

Thanks to your support, graduates leave St Andrew’s Theological Seminary in the Philippines with a Bible dictionary and commentary.   Because their resources are meagre, these gifts become indispensable tools. One graduate, Jenelyn Marino, tells how God sustained her as she studied.   “My mother called me while I...

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Books not guns

SparkLit provides seminary graduates in the Democratic Republic of Congo with French editions a study Bible and an Africa Bible Commentary. Héritier Agasa tells us why these books will be indispensable.   “As a young boy I sang in the church choir: My brother, what will you choose today, dying...

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Have I got a book for you!

When our National Director Michael Collie visited Cambodia in 2019, Vann Menghoeun told how reading has sparked and ‘fanned the flames’ of his faith.   As a young Buddhist, Menghoeun was prevented from joining a monastery.   “I wanted to become a Buddhist monk. But because I have only...

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David Painter joins the SparkLit Council

While on study leave in Australia, David Painter will serve on the SparkLit Council. In 2019 he will resume his pioneering work in Christian publishing and theological education in Cambodia.   David and Leoni together with their two children, Joshua and Grace, have served with the Church...

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Honour the Lord with the first fruits

You can help David Anwar meet the literature needs of a church under pressure. In obedience to the word of God my mother offered her first child to the Lord. My friends said they wanted to be policemen, doctors or teachers. I could say only that I...

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