Literature4Africa Annual Report 2020
“I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.” Psalm 7:17
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Dear Friends, Intercessors and Sponsors.
We greet you in the precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It has been a very fast and full year indeed in spreading the Gospel of Christ through literature distribution and various other ministry opportunities.
CONTAINERS & BOXED RESOURCES RECEIVED
Between 01 December 2019 and 30 November 2020, Literature4Africa received 5 container shipments. Love Packages sent 4 and World Missionary Press sent one container shipment. Operation Mobilization, Special Projects, sponsored us 1 pallet with 36 boxes, a total of 932 Bibles in Indigenous African Language Bibles. Chapel Library sent 3 boxes, a total of 2 160 Christ Centred Booklets and Tracts from prior Centuries. Trinitarian Bible Society sponsored us with 32 Full Bibles and 66 New Testaments (KJV).
During 2020, Literature4Africa received 93 pallets of resources. (A pallet is roughly one metric tonnes of materials).
Literature4Africa received 22,930 Bibles; 50,160 Theology and Library (Incl. New books) books; 30,660 Children Sunday School booklets and manuals; 122,400 Tracts; 2,160 Chapel Library booklets; 72,000 Gospel of John and Epistle of Romans booklets; 86,400 Youth/Adult Group Study packs, magazines and devotional booklets, 23,100 Bible Study Books; 42,000 Open Windows, Daily Bread and Upper room Devotionals; 5,640 Other items like Family Cards, Discipleship booklets; 12,722 DVDs and CDs; 2,048,000 World Missionary Press Gospel booklets.
A total of 2,518,172 Scriptural, Evangelistic and Discipleship items was received from our overseas sponsors. We had 13 tonnes of resources left from last year. Having received 93 tonnes during 2020, we had a total of 106 tonnes to work with and we distributed 62 tonnes during this year.
On the 10th of December 2020 we loaded 20 of the remaining 44 tonnes of resources which are currently being transported for Churches in Zambia.
MINISTRY & EVENTS
Faith Community Church in Lavender Hill, Cape Town invited me to speak at their Back-to-School Service. What an opportunity it was to distribute books to school children, college and university students as well as teachers and lecturers within that community.
During August, we had our Women’s Day Outreaches where we distributed over 13 493 items (Bibles, NT, Books, Family Cards, Leaflets, WMP’s as well as John & Romans booklets) at various Shopping Centers and Outreach points.
Africa Christian Action’s Life Chain Sunday was held on 4th of October and we distributed 5 720 items (Abortion Tracts & WMP booklets).
Later that same month Read & Write Solutions invited Literature4Africa to have a Literature Resource Table during their Training Seminar and all the trainees, which included many Muslims, could receive free Christian resources.
Frontline has regular Biblical Preaching Workshops throughout the year for Pastors, Teachers and Evangelist; those participants who attended our recent workshop greatly benefit from the Study Bibles and Theology books donated.
COURIER & POSTAL SERVICE
Before lockdown, L4A mostly used the postal service for requests / orders received from Churches and Ministries across our provincial borders. These requests include Bibles, Discipleship, Evangelism, Audio Visuals and Teaching resources. Since our provincial borders opened for courier services to operate, most of our cross-province order were transported through couriers. Literature4Africa sent a total of 7 orders through Postal Service and 19 orders through courier services. The biggest order through courier services was the 1 tonne (256 boxes) of WMP Gospel booklets to Jesus in the Workplace International Ministries in Gauteng Province.
Somerset Hospital in Cape Town opened the warmer seasons with a Spring Event and they collected a tonne of study, evangelism and devotional materials for staff and patients. Amelia from Bible Arts in George prepared gift packs for a children event and 1 tonne of resources for children were collected. AFM Kingsway in Kwazulu-Natal collected 1 pallet of English and Zulu WMP’s for Outreaches. Reini Coetzee of Revelation Ministries in Eastern Cape collected 2 tonnes of resources for Feeding Schemes and Street Ministry. Every Home for Christ collected half ton WMP’s for distribution in Gauteng Province. Missionary Roy Reddy who is reaching out to Schools and Prisons collected a pallet of resources. Leo Baan, a missionary in Swaziland collected one tonne of materials which included Theology, Bibles, Audio Visuals, Discipleship and Evangelism for Pastors, Bible Schools Students and Evangelists.
John Henry Jowett, a British preacher of an earlier generation, said this about gratitude: “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” What did he mean? He meant that gratitude, like a vaccine, can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled, discouraged spirit. Like an antitoxin, gratitude can prevent the effects of the poisons of cynicism, criticalness, and grumbling. Like an antiseptic, a spirit of gratitude can soothe and heal the most troubled spirit. Without a doubt, we could spend much time focusing on the many things that went wrong during the past year, but I want to remind ourselves of the tremendous importance and calling we have as a people of Thankfulness to serve in God’s Kingdom.
Thank you very much for supporting the Work and Witness of Literature4Africa (L4A) at Frontline Fellowship. Your support enables us to continue to provide quality Christian Resources and Love-in-Action for Pastors, Churches, Chaplains, Bible Schools, Missionaries and Evangelists throughout South Africa, as we serve Christians, work for Biblical Reformation and pray for Spiritual Revival amongst God’s children.
Thanks to God for all those who had a hand in preparing, packaging, loading, shipping and financing these vital literature resources.
The pictures and testimonies which follows, attest of your Labours of Love, Care and Service towards the Kingdom of God. As we constantly grow in the knowledge of Christ Jesus, we trust the Lord, that together with you, we may continue our labour’s with peace in our souls, trusting and absolutely committing ourselves and our all to His management. May you be encouraged by the emails from the Literature4Africa mailbag as we share our gratitude for your faithfulness and support.
Yours for the Fulfilment of the Great Commission.
ANSWERS TO PRAYER – FROM THE MAILBAG
Literature4Africa – Testimonies 2020
A Peak from The WhatsApp Platform
Hi Jonathan. I'm just sending u some photos of how we are using our material for children church and outreach in the community. Thank you. In the background you can see that we have been making use of our material for some time already. No more space on our wall😁. The children are very excited about their books. Margo Smith Childrens Church Delft, Cape Town – SA
The reading material is top notch. It is so encouraging and needed and can surely be implemented in our daily lives. I just felt a calm sense of serenity whilst sitting and listening to you while you were encouraging us. I appreciate the manner you spoke to us. To all those who are donating towards the reading material… THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH. L4A (Literature4Africa) is indeed a blessing. May God bless u richly 🙏
Miranda Collop New Faith International Ottery, Cape Town - SA
Since we do not have a library yet, people sign for the book to read it and bring it back for someone else. I will keep updating you as the time goes. Thanks to all who makes this possible. Pastor Andrew Mtuedwa Potter’s House Church Crossroads, Cape Town - SA
Hi sir Jonathan. I am from African Theological College doing Bible study. I really want to say thank you so much so sending me some Christian books. I received them. Thank you so much I really appreciate it. May God bless you. Thank you. 🙌 Sister Emma Fatima Muchuweti Student at Bible College Khayelitsha, Cape Town – SA
Gospel Tracts and John & Romans distribution during my Evangelist Walk from Cape Town to Musina (1924km / 1195 miles). Praise the Lord for the free materials. May God bless you all. 🌹 Evangelist Riaan Coetzee Revelation of Revival Ministries Gauteng Province – SA
Hi Brother. Allow us to express our appreciation for what Literature4Africa is doing for our household and the greater church family. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we realized how you blessed our family. We had more regular family alters and Bible study using your materials. Our sons are so gripped and I believe God is working in their hearts and lives. They are both experiencing desires to sit around God's Word. The changes have been phenomenal, it's crazy, even reading skills have improved😀. May God continue to do exploits through your ministry and those who send these free resources. 🙌🏼 Pastor Greg Mesias Pentecostal Holiness Church Strandfontein, Cape Town - SA
I distribute to Pastors with Churches in Kagiso one of the Westrand townships but they also originate in Tzaneen and Giyani respectively. They are planning to use the tracts in their Evangelism drives. Pastor Mabaso is from The Pool of Glory Worship Centre, Kagiso. Apostle Baloyi is from Sanctuary of Delivery Ministries, Kagiso. Churches like Victory Sandton Church and Kingdom Shakers has also collected these WMP’s. Thank you for the work you do. 🙏🏼 Evangelist Bongani Mike Mhlongo Jesus in the Workplace International Ministries Gauteng – SA
Thank you for blessing our women with your free spiritual resources during our women’s conference. We pray that each time those women look at what you have donated; that their hearts will be blessed knowing that someone cares, someone's invested in their lives and we thank you for being the vessel God has used to bless us in this way. 🦋 Proverbs 3:10 “Your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vat will brim over with new wine.” Sister Florence Women of Faith Cape Town – SA
We are going around the garages (petrol stations) and parking areas giving out WMP’s, Daily Bread booklets and other materials. Thanks again brother Jonathan. This is on the farms in Schaapkraal where we gave Christian books and other books to the children. God bless the work you do. 📚 Pastor Paul Shiloh Outreach Ministry Church Mitchells Plain, Cape Town – SA
Thank you very much Hunter for the Bibles. Thabisa cried when I gave it to her. She kept saying “Thank You” over and over again. The tall ex-prostitute next to her came off the road 3 years ago and has prayed for Thabisa faithfully. 🙏☺️ God is marvelous!" Street Worker Cape Town - SA
Blessed thanks for the books my brother. Keep up the Lord’s work. To the sponsors in the USA… the Lord will establish the work of your hands in the hearts of Africa's people. Psalm 90:17 Willie & Tina De Klerk Cape Missions Parkwood, Cape Town - SA
A Peak from The Email Platform
Wow… amazing work your organization is doing, and we will forever be grateful to all of you. May God continue to bless you in leaps and bounds. I am overwhelmed and speechless. Thanks for allowing me to share the wealth and gold mine. This is an amazing treasure that I have discovered and been exposed to. Roselene Mesias Pentecostal Holiness Church Bayview, Cape Town - SA
This is Pastor Shaun from Judah Community Fellowship Church who just started a small Christian library at his Church. We gave him lots of books and Adults Bible studies and packs for his Sunday school. Pastor Paul Shiloh Outreach Ministry Church Mitchells Plain, Cape Town – SA
Good afternoon Sir. I trust that this finds you well. Our gratitude to Literature4Africa for the work they do. We held a Soul Winning Workshop I hosted in Nyanga. We distributed Christian materials we received from you freely. The workshop was a great success and we will host another workshop in Philippi, Cape Town. Once again thank you Jonathan for your assistance, your positive inputs and suggestions are always on point. Thank you to Literature4Africa for the materials, it is so helpful not only to me but to other Christians as well. Warm regards. Pastor Mziwanele Peter Reformed Church Nyanga, Cape Town – SA
Thank you. I’m enjoying this book so much. Imagine… Jesus that had no place to lay his head. Wow, wow… my Friday is more than blessed. Thank you Literature4Africa. Sir Jonathan, this book is more than gold. Abigail Segers New Faith Church Ottery, Cape Town - SA
Bro Jonathan, please except our hearty thanks and appreciation to L4A, Frontline for gracing us the opportunity to bless our Senior Minister's Wives, Women and Girls Ministries Directors, who attended the Mentor/Mentee Loyal-Tea Party. This momentous occasion will continue to linger, witnessing the joy and appreciation portrayed in their smiles, their “wow’s” and excitement. What a real honor and pleasure it was to mention L4A as I handed out the 31 Days of Prayer Devotional and Christmas CD gifts. We will always be indebted to all those who sponsor L4A with resources. May God continue to use you all to be His vehicle and source of supply. We salute you. PHC Western Cape Girls Ministries Cape Town – SA
These are people that received some of the Bibles I collected. I sent Bibles to a family friend in Zambia as well. Thank you to all who made this possible. God Bless you. Pastor Peter Banda Cape Town - SA
A very joyful Pastor Thandabantu Nkabile showing the new Xhosa Bible for his church member Mrs Siweza (Khayelitsha). The box in front of him is full of Gospel booklets from World Missionary Press. Pastor Edson Reformed Church Khayelitsha, Cape Town - SA
Hi Jonathan. Hope u are well. Bernard and I handed out tracts to the car guards at our Shopping Malls in the Northern Suburbs including the staff of Pick a Pay, Checkers and Shop-Rite. Our church has a tract table for Sunday morning services. The Bible Studies are great for our Bible study Wednesday evenings; We placed Tracts at a coffee shop where people meet in Pinehurst area. Bro. Bernard Emmanuel Church Bellville, Cape Town - SA
Thank you so much for the note books that were given for a course that we ran for a group of approximately 40 ladies. The course was called “In His Image”. It was a course that dealt with identity issues. The books were used to take notes and journal during their time on the course. We had many testimonies of God doing amazing work in this group. The group was made up of new believers, old believers and even some unsaved. Thank you once again for this wonderful resource. Ryan and Tracy Jaap Joshua Generation Church Durbanville, Cape Town – SA
I am writing to thank you for the donation of 40 Bibles that were issued for the Girls Ministry Graduation. The remainder of the Bibles (7 Bibles) were given to the children and youth of the 7de Laan Informal Settlement in Strandfontein where we (Advance Edukos Foundation) host Art hubs for children between 10 years and 19 years of age. I received a message from one mom who thanked me for the gifts and she specifically mentioned the Bible and was so thankful for Bible that as given to her daughter. Sis. Wendy Abrahams Advance Edukos Foundation Cape Town - SA
Thank you for the very generous donation of Bibles to our youth. Our goal teaching young people that their greatest need is a relationship with Christ. Our mission is to teach them what God's Word says about them and that only through Jesus Christ they can be set free. We have been able to provide the Book of Life to these youth, that they may read more about Christ Jesus. Once again, we would like to extend our gratitude for your generosity. Youth Leader Robyn Dowrie, Lakeview Community Church
Dear Jonathan and the Frontline Mission’s family. Thank you so much for the Christian material and literature that you donated to our family which we are using in our Backyard Children's Ministry program and also in the adult prayer group. I am especially grateful to God for working through Frontline missionaries and Literature4Africa. Thank you so much, we love you and appreciate you. You are always in our prayers. Paul and Shanaaz Arendse Backyard Children Ministry Hanover Park, Cape Town - SA
“So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11
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