Please join us in prayer for two critical needs:
- We need to raise about $5000 to cover the purchase of these books, and
- We need some way to get the Theology reference books from Chicago to South Africa. Many shipping companies charge very high rates for such small shipments (we need about 10 cases of the books, which way about 30 pounds each), so we are hoping to find some people who are flying to South Africa and who can carry one or two cases of books with them.
If you can help us with the costs of this project, please visit https://booksforpastors.com/donate to give your gift today!
Books for Pastors launched a major project into Nigeria, where we delivered 208 Africa Study Bibles and 120 copies of the Moody Bible Commentary for pastors there. This was the first phase of our work in Nigeria, where we expect to deliver more than 500 Study Bibles to the pastors.
God has been working through the ministry to bless the pastors, and to keep them safe. Even with all the violence and threats reported among Christians in Nigeria, our ministry moves ahead without issue, and we pray for the safety of the pastors as well as the salvation of those who would try to bring harm to the pastors.
Books for Pastors is now multi-continental! We have had multiple requests for Bibles in Uganda, Nigeria and South Africa, to support the training at the Word of Life Bible Institutes and the National Theological College & Graduate School (NTCGS). As in Latin America, many of the pastors in Africa are serving their churches without a Bible, or with only pieces of a Bible that they can use.We met the initial request for 40 Bibles, and were able to provide more Bibles for these pastors. Your gifts helped us to help our African brothers in their churches.
In July 2019, Don Johnson answered a telephone call that changed the ministry work in a tremendous way and showed that God has plans that are far above anything we could ever dream.Following this phone call, and after receiving a couple other emails in the weeks prior to this, Don spent some time in prayer and consequently decided that now is the time to help our brothers and sisters in the great continent of Africa.After receiving a request for Bibles for graduates of the National Theological College and Graduate School (https://ntcgs.org), Don found the African Study Bible—a Bible written by Africans for Africans. When others heard about this Bible and Books for Pastors providing this for the pastors there, the initial request for 40 Bibles turned into 130, then into 177, and is now just over 200. To meet this need, we will need a number of people who believe in equipping pastors with the right tools to donate $25 for each Bible. I hope that some of you who are readingthis will join the team as we branch out into Africa!