Do you want to be an integral part of the most important mission in history?
I'm talking about your role in helping to fulfill the Great Commission Jesus gave to His church. No matter what you do or where you live, you can participate in helping to reach the world for Christ with Ligonier Ministries. One significant way you can participate now is by giving to support this continued effort.
The best way I can illustrate this is to share a couple of stories and comments from one of the most exciting international outreaches we've ever been a part of. One year ago, friends of Ligonier like you enabled us to print and distribute 140,000 total copies of my books Can I Have Joy in My Life? and God Is Holy and We're Not in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup.
The response to this gospel literature was incredible. Pastor Rocha from Christian Covenant Church in Curitiba said:
The reception from the people on the streets was great and they showed interest, asked questions, and were open to listening to us. It was thrilling to see the youth of our church witnessing about Jesus.
Rev. Vitalino, a Presbyterian pastor in Salvador, told us that as a result of the book distribution, his church began a discipleship class for baptism that was made up of fourteen people who were new to his church.
Stories such as these are just a sampling of what we hear about Ligonier's international outreach nearly every day. In His grace, God has grown the reach of Ligonier Ministries far beyond the United States. Our donor-supported ministry now reaches several million people in more than 160 countries and territories around the world.
This year alone, support from friends like you is making it possible to send the new Reformation Study Bible and a USB drive filled with teaching resources to pastors worldwide. Plans are well under way for gospel literature distribution in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Summer Olympics. This is in addition to our ongoing supply of discipleship resources to military chaplains and efforts to translate our materials into Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, and many other key languages.
From the jungles of Vietnam to the rainforests of Brazil to the "closed" countries of the Middle East, Ligonier is proclaiming God's Word around the globe.
In order to reach the world, resource distribution and programs such as Ligonier Connect are vital. Ligonier Connect is an innovative online platform that allows people to study Scripture in depth, and we believe it's vital for training Christian leaders where traditional seminary education is impossible.
Normally, there is a monthly fee for using Ligonier Connect, and we want to waive that for needy pastors and Christian leaders around the world. By standing with us, you can help us do just that and enable our other international outreaches. As our thanks for your gift of any amount this month, we will provide you with a free six-month trial subscription to Ligonier Connect.
Note: Offer expires 8/31/2015. Please allow up to 6 weeks for delivery after your gift is processed. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For federal income tax purposes, the deductible portion of your charitable contribution is limited to the excess of the money contributed over the value of the goods provided. Our good faith estimate of the value of these resources is $54. Offer valid in U.S. and Canada only. Thank you for your support.