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Young church leaders are counting on us

Sheung Un recounts the difficulties of delivering theological books to Chinese seminary graduates in 2020.   On Friday afternoon in June 2020, a seminary vice-principal rang to tell me that a graduation ceremony planned for August had to take place within two days or not at all. To...

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Only grace can transform lives

You can help Imani Charles Orondi make God’s gospel of grace clear to Swahili readers.   My name is Imani. I am from a family of eight children. I was born and raised in Nangara village, Babati district, in the Manyara Region of Tanzania.   I’m so grateful that...

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God is preparing me

You can help supply theological textbooks to students like Iman Jaya Zandroto as they prepare to serve growing churches.   I was born and raised in a Christian family. I was not a devout Christian but, like everyone else in our church, as I neared the end...

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I didn’t want to study the Bible

Esther was reluctant to recognise her gifts and calling to ministry in the church.   My name is Esther. I am from Kachin State, Myanmar. I have a brother and four sisters.   My grandfather was an Anglican priest. He was a good and faithful leader of the church...

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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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