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We Will Sing to the Lord a New Song

I was born in Panawac, a remote village in Pacong County. My tribe is Dinka, my clan is Agaar. We are a stubborn, unforgiving and hostile people.   During the rainy season I looked after the goats and worked in our garden to grow food. In the...

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As in Christ God Forgave You

Whack! The orphanage director picked me up and slapped my cheek.   “Why did you hit me?” I protested.   Whack! He slapped my other cheek even harder. Tears rolled down my face. Nobody came to my defence.   “Salute during the national anthem! This is no time to play!”   “But, the...

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I was hungry and you fed me

You can help Joshua Ogaro bring hope to the helpless.   My name is Joshua Ogaro. I am from Sengera in Kisii county, Kenya. When I was five years old, my father got tuberculosis and my mother suffered from malaria. After my parents passed away, I met...

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You can’t please everyone

A new believer encourages magazine publisher Gökhan Talas to keep going.   Sezai contacted us online in 2019. He subscribed to Miras magazine and requested a copy of our book Voice of the Martyrs. He was unsure and afraid.   Sezai is from Artvin, a city on the Black...

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Agents of change

You can help Daniela Ortiz take the gospel to every profession in Argentina.   My name is Daniela Ortiz. I am 43 years old and I live in the city of Buenos Aires. I discovered my passion for communicating the lordship of Jesus Christ through books while...

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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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