Bibles for Africa
From the very beginning of Frontline Fellowship, in 1982, our highest priority has been delivering and distributing Bibles and providing Bible teaching. On my very first Mission to the persecuted Church in Mozambique, when asked what their greatest need was, their answers were uniformly: "Biblia!" They wanted Bibles. Over the last 31 years, Frontline Fellowship has delivered and distributed over 500,000 Bibles and New Testaments in 100 languages throughout Africa. Many were purchased from the Bible Society. We sponsored the printing of several Bibles, in other languages, not available from the Bible Society.
However, many tens-of-thousands of Bibles have been donated to our Mission for distribution in Africa. We are particularly grateful for ministries such as Eagles Nest Ministries Love Packages who collect Bibles and books from churches, publishers and individuals, who gather all the Bibles not being used in their church, or area. Eagles Nest regularly ship us 20 foot, 17 tonne containers filled with Bibles, Bible study materials, Gospels and Christian books. These include old and new, hard back and soft cover, full Bibles, New Testaments, Gideons New Testaments with Psalms and Proverbs, Bibles and Hymn books which have been replaced at local churches, Prayer books, Sunday School materials and other precious resources, which we ensure will bless churches throughout Africa.
English Bibles in Demand in Africa
Many people are surprised to hear that there are 24 countries in Africa where English is the official language. Countries where English is the official language include the largest nation in Africa, Nigeria and the newest nation in Africa, South Sudan. Countries that used to be part of the British Commonwealth: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Even Rwanda, which used to be French speaking, has now made English the official language of their country. So, English Bibles and books can go a long way towards empowering churches in Africa.
This is the Greatest Gift!
It may surprise you to know that 100 million church-goers in Africa still do not have their own copy of the Bible. Frequently we have heard people say: "I have never had a Bible before!", "I have been praying for years for this!", "This is the greatest gift anyone could ever ask for, the Word of God in my own language!"
You Can Help
You can have a part in our Literature for Africa Ministry. Do you have any Bibles, New Testaments, and Christian books in your home, or church, which are no longer being used? Do any of your friends, or family members, have Bibles and Christian books that they would be willing to donate for ministry in Africa?
Shipping Details for Americans
Those in North America can ship these to: Eagles Nest Ministries Love Packages, 220 Union St, P.O. Box 232, Butler, IL 62015, USA. Tel: 217-532-6701, Fax: 217-532-6980, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact person Steven J Schmidt. Mark your boxes: For Frontline Fellowship, South Africa.
Mailing Details for South Africa
Those in South Africa can send to: Frontline Fellowship, P.O. Box 74, Newlands, 7725, Cape Town, South Africa, Tel: 021-689-4480, Fax: 021-685-5884, Email: email@example.com. If you are in the Cape Town area and have a large consignment that you would like collected, you can contact Frank: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
If you are on social media, you can visit Literature 4 Africa Facebook page for updates, reports and pictures of the ongoing ministry. Most encouraging are the pictures of grateful recipients of these Bibles throughout Africa.
Libraries for Pastors
Every pastor, chaplain, teacher and Evangelist who attend one of our Leadership Training Courses receives at least one book at each course that they participate in. We also donate large numbers of quality Christian books to Christian schools, Bible colleges, Missions and University libraries throughout Africa.
There is also great interest in Discipleship literature in many different prisons which are participating in our Library Programme.
"Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." Psalm 119:105
The Word of God is eternal, it stands firm (Psalm 119:89). God's Word will never return void, it will always accomplish that which it has been sent out to accomplish (Isaiah 55:11).
If you are able to put together some boxes of Bibles and Christian books, please let us know. It takes a lot of ammunition to win a war. Bibles and Christian books are the spiritual ammunition we need to help fulfil the Great Commission in Africa.
"For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and the attitudes of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa