International (MNN) — There are thousands of people coming to Christ each month worldwide. This is especially true in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. It’s a great blessing to watch new Christians craving God’s Word and truth from other Christians.
Unfortunately, in many nations, Christian resources such as Bibles and books are not always accessible. If they are, people can’t always afford them, as average salaries in some of these regions are about $140 a month. A new Bible can sometimes be a significant part of their monthly salary. That means many pastors go without.
Christian Resources International is addressing this problem, especially in nations where English is widely spoken. They take gently-used Bibles and Christian books and send them to those in need.
CRI is doing this even more effectively through national distribution centers. “We have our first-ever CRI distribution center in Nigeria–in Lagos. We also have a distribution center–that’s our latest plant–in the Philippines, about four hours north of Manila in Dagupan.”
Woolford says Nigeria is especially strategic. “People in that nation and even neighboring countries are getting God’s Word from that distribution center for absolutely free. Even the Word of God is going into Jos,” which is where the terrorist group Boko Haram has been active.
You can provide even more resources to these countries with your donation of used Bibles and Christian books. If this doesn’t work for you, you can become a Book Missionary.
$20 a month can provide 240 books to pastors and new Christians in many countries around the world.
Click here to find out how to donate Bibles and books or to provide shipping costs.