Brazil (MNN) — World Missionary Press continues efforts to reach a large matching grant, which would enable them to send material to partners in Brazil.
In the fall, a donor approached World Missionary Press and offered a matching grant of $110,000. Since then, the ministry has been faithfully working to reach that goal. The funds raised would be enough to cover three containers of booklets. Helen Williams of World Missionary Press explains why they chose Brazil as the location for these shipments.
“We send to Brazil every 12 to 18 months anyway, [and] we have a large network of faithful distributors who use the material. It’s all one language, [and] it’s easy to get things into Brazil,” she says.
Ready for the Good News
Williams believes that the country is more receptive to the Gospel than it may have been previously.
“We hear that there’s a new sensitivity, if you will, to eternal matters,” she says.
Through the network World Missionary Press partners have in Brazil, Williams hopes this receptiveness will equate to a great response.
“We have five or six people in different parts of [Brazil]. They have these networks, so when they get 4,200 boxes, they pack up 500 and send them thousands of miles into the interior of the country,” she explains. “We just keep people supplied.”
These distributors are very faithful and dedicated to their work.
“We had a man who had been with us for 40 years, a faithful pastor in São Paulo. He has been supplying the churches in that region. His son has been working with him all these years,” Williams says.
“This man passed away earlier in November, and his son sent me an email, pleading with me to let him continue the work that he’d been doing with his father because the churches and the believers there depend on the work. These people are dear, and the Word is being received. It’s just a blessing to be part of it.”
World Missionary Press has raised about 50% of their goal, and they want to raise the rest of the money by the beginning of January. You can give to the Blessings for Brazil campaign here.
You can also help by praying for the project.
“Pray for the believers [in Brazil], for encouragement and for guidance. Pray for a harvest of souls. We want God to bless the literature as it’s received,” Williams says. “Pray for World Missionary Press as we increase production and try to get this material out.”
Header image courtesy of World Missionary Press