I’ve just returned from meetings in several African countries with national church leaders and missionaries. One resounding theme from these meetings was an immense need for more biblically trained leaders. They are very excited about the Discovery Series and the potential this curriculum has to meet this need by training more pastors and church planters. Currently, we are focusing on making the Discovery Series available in English and French. We have requests for 14,000 Discovery Series texts in these two languages from national churches and Bible schools in numerous countries including Burkina Faso, Togo, Senegal, Swaziland and Ivory Coast. We are ordering thousands of copies to be printed, and are preparing crates to ship the books to Africa as economically as possible. Volunteers are helping to build the crates, and we are working out the details for shipping.
But we need your help. Will you please help us pay for the shipping of these books? Every $1 you give enables us to get one Discovery Series text to Africa and place it in the hands of a Pentecostal pastor who will use it to sharpen his/her Bible knowledge, preaching skills, and leadership ability. Written by African church leaders, veteran missionaries, and current missionaries, the Discovery Series was designed as a comprehensive ministry training curriculum for the African context. The demand for the Discovery Series is quickly growing as national churches and Bible schools are introduced to the curriculum.
Our goal is to provide the Discovery Series in a total of 15 languages,(including English). African pastors and church planters from across the continent are asking for access to the Discovery Series in their native, or heart, languages. Translation and editing teams are working in several countries to make this a reality. Generous Africa’s Hope partners, who are investing in the future of Africa, are funding these teams. This year, we are focusing on providing the Discovery Series in French and English. Thousands of our Bible school students come from French-speaking Africa. They are eager for materials in their heart language. We are ready to send thousands of English and French texts to Africa, but we need your help.
Will you help us ship 14,000 Discovery Series books (in English and French) to Burkina Faso, Togo, Senegal, Swaziland and Ivory Coast? Every $1 you give helps us make one text available for a pastor.
A gift of $20 will provide a typical classroom with Discovery Series texts; $100 will provide for five classrooms; and $1,000 will put texts into multiple schools. You can give online at www.africashope.org/news, or send a check in the enclosed envelope. If possible, please respond quickly! We want to meet this urgent request this month, if possible. Thank you for your generosity and for your heart for Africa.