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Only Jesus!

You can help Fébia Gonçalves make disciples of all ages in Timor Leste.   “Jesus gave orders to the impure spirits and they obeyed him.” When we read these words from Mark chapter 1, Brigida wept. “Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Jesus!”    This was Brigida’s first time in...

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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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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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