The next phase will probably be some tracts that were designed specifically for those who are in 1s1amic. We want everyone to have the opportunity to know how much God loves them!
There are still some minor adjustments yet to be made to the site now that the platform and the theme updated, but it is functional! We also hope to start advertising the site in books, tracts and on bookmarks.
On another note, the latest book seems to be in high demand.
Doug told me that book sales were up in the office. He wasn't joking. There were about 127 receipts for book sales turned in for November! I have never seen that many in one month!
People are purchasing them for themselves, and also to share. It is so exciting!
The literature evangelism program seems to like this one also. They bought almost 3,000 just a couple of weeks ago, and they requested 10,000 more today. (I started this blog several weeks ago and somehow didn't publish it!)
I have purchased many and given them out and will do the same for my upcoming trip to Dar es Salaam. I really enjoy giving out books to people. I think I want to take more than I can carry this trip, so we will be looking into the option of shipping literature by bus after I arrive there.
I'm not looking forward to being apart from my guys, but I am looking forward to some quite time to get some concentrated computer work done (websites, book layout, and much more!)
So I started this post a while back. I am in Dar es Salaam and have been since the 13th. I was only able to bring some tracts, so Doug shipped me a full case of tracts and book. Then he and Joshua came to Dar for a few days to visit over the holiday and he brought me more!
I had a self-inking stamp made with the website address. I have been stamping every book and tract (that is a lot!) I finished giving out the last of the tracts today. It was probably just a little over 1,000 tracts and 15 books so far today. Some people get very excited about the tracts. That is always encouraging.
I never know what I will learn on such trips. Today, after giving some out to a group of men the one guy said something to the effect, "This foreigner is giving out something to help us, not like a lot of our own people who are giving out flyers about witch doctors."
I hadn't thought about that, but I have seen those flyers also.
Several days ago, a couple of young men were walking by. I was almost to my gate, so I had put the tracts away. The one man recognized me, and said something to the effect, "You have been giving out literature. Are you Jehov. Witness?"
I told him I was not. He then asked if he could have some of my literature. He was happy to see what I was giving out.
As I was giving out tracts, people would see the books in my bag. Several of them would ask about those also.
Something I noticed today is that some of the Mus1im ladies when they are walking alone, are often very interested in taking a tract. They take it discretely. If they are in a group or with a man, not so much, but when they are alone, they seem "hungry" for something better.
I'm not pushing anything on anyone, but I am offering hope to everyone. Please continue to pray for people. Please pray that we get literature into the hands of all those whom God wants to receive the literature. Please pray that those who should will visit the website. Please pray for the Holy Spirit to work on hearts that they may know the Truth in Jesus. People need Hope. They need to know God - Who He really is! He is wonderful and loves each one of them. I hope they will get to know Him, and love Him back.
Thank you to everyone of you who pray for us and this work. Thank you to each and every mission partner that make it possible for us to be a tool in God's hands to help people. Through your prayers, support, and encouragement, this work continues! THANK YOU. Please keep praying for this literature/website work.