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More than I bargained for

You can help Kim Bunthan bring God’s word to the Kavet ethnic minority.   My name is Kim Bunthan. I’m from a Kavet village in northeast Cambodia. As a boy I longed to be able to read and write but there were no schools or opportunities for...

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Len Woodley retires from the SparkLit Council

This year Len Woodley concludes 28 years with SparkLit. Twelve years on the Council followed 16 as General Secretary. He reminisces with Council member Elspeth Kernebone.   In 1992, Len’s wife Lesley noticed that the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Australia (SparkLit) was advertising for a General...

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Thank you, Len Woodley

Argentine publisher and bookseller Beatriz Buono honours retired Sparklit General Secretary Len Woodley.   Certeza Argentina has been called to communicate the lordship of Jesus Christ by publishing biblical and contextual books by Latin American men and women. My best tribute to Len and his work with...

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God’s surprising call

In the midst of the pandemic, you can help David Van Lian train leaders for growing churches.   I was raised in a Christian family. If I ever missed church, it was because I was sick. Whatever my parents believed, I believed. But there was nothing personal...

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Bible knowledge is in demand!

Today you can help Revd Josias Buneye give secondary students in Tanzania a lasting gift.   “I met Jesus through reading God’s words.” Edina Aleluya Charles is in form four at Mchungaji Mwema Secondary School. “I enjoy the Bible Knowledge classes, especially the stories of Jesus and...

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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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