As COVID-19 shipping restrictions loosen, World Missionary Press looks to send even more booklets to ministry partners in Central America and the Caribbean.
Ministry During a Pandemic
While the pandemic delayed many booklet shipments, many shipments have now been delivered or are en route. Helen Williams of World Missionary Press says shipping restrictions remain an important point of prayer for the ministry.
“Our primary prayer is for the ports to open and for the cities to open so that our coordinators can get to the port, get to their agents, get the paperwork done, [and] be ready to receive [the shipments],” she says.
Shipments are ready for several countries, including Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, and Haiti. Williams says the distribution network in Honduras is particularly strong. World Missionary Press partner Jim T. says that the impact of the booklets in Honduras has been especially powerful during the pandemic.
“World Missionary Press literature has played a bigger role in our ministry this year—2020—than ever before. People are looking for answers. No matter if we are out beating the streets giving out food through our feeding programs or counseling prisoners, the Bible literature is invaluable.”
Hope for Haiti
The shipments also bring hope to those struggling in Haiti. The nation has experienced many hardships, and recent years have added only more tragedy to Haiti’s history. In 2019, political and economic crises threatened the country. The beginning of 2020 brought more violence. Further natural disasters and turmoil meant the pandemic worsened conditions in a country unprepared to combat COVID-19.
It’s in these desperate conditions that World Missionary Press seeks to equip partners with the material needed to bring Haiti hope.
“The first shipment just got through. Our coordinator said it was just amazing that the container left the port and arrived through gunfire and burning cars and rioting. She said it was though God’s Word went through unharmed, just on God’s wings, if you will. They were so excited,” Williams says.
World Missionary Press plans to send another shipment to the country soon.
“[Our partners] are so excited about the [shipment] coming because there’s a desperate need for the Word.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Rachel Pfeiffer
CALL TO ACTION
- Donate to World Missionary Press.
- Pray for the difficult situations in Haiti.
- Pray shipments will reach ministry partners.