“We will have all eternity to celebrate our victories, but only a few short hours to win them.”
― Amy Carmichael
Since our last newsletter, we have made amazing progress towards the ESV Global Study Bible Fundraising Goal! We praise the Lord for the response of His people in seeing the worthiness of the goal, and, most importantly, giving themselves to the goal of getting 20,000 ESV Global Study Bibles to the campus of Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU).
We have now reached 53 % ($106,509.71) of the goal of $200,000!!! Praise the Lord!
“Satan is so much more in earnest than we are–he buys up the opportunity while we are wondering how much it will cost.”
― Amy Carmichael
A Bible, along with the illumination of the Holy Spirit, is the core resource for Shepherds of God’s Church. We must at least see that every Pastor has this essential one. A Study Bible, like the ESV Global Study Bible, with its built-in helps can be a mentor when there is no one else around. A good study Bible can turn on the “L.I.G.H.T.S.” of sound interpretation (Literal-Illumination-Grammatical-Historical-Teaching-Scriptural Harmony).
Overview of ESV Global Study Bible: https://biblebuyingguide.com/crossway-esv-global-study…/
Here is what Jacob posted on Facebook recently regarding our plans for the Bibles:
“Each day, because of God’s grace and the love of God’s people, we are getting closer to obtaining 20,000 ESV Global Study Bibles, a container, and the means to transport them here to Reaching Africa’s Unreached from America. We have given away almost all of the nearly 9,000 Bibles which came in our first containers as well as through a shipment via the Gospel Coalition. They have made their way into hands of Ugandans, South Sudanese, North Sudanese,Congolese and some few even into Chadian hands.“
“The ones coming in this third container would be mostly for church leaders in our West Nile Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of (North) Sudan as well as local government leaders and Imams and Sheikhs in our region. English is widely read, spoken and understood! With peace being established in the Republic of Sudan in recent days, it will be even easier to get Bibles in! My Sudanese sources report that nearly 80% are happy with the recent improved Sudan relations with America and Israel!” In another container 6-7 pallets of Arabic literature from authors like D.A. Carson, J.I.Packer and others are “hitching” a ride to Uganda and then up to us so that such impactful resources can make their way into Sudan while doors are wide open.”
“With tools like these Study Bibles we can be a bigger part of walking out 2 Timothy 2:2 in our region and regions to the north for $10 per Bible. If I can strike a better deal on Bibles we will just increase the number!Continue to pray for and consider giving towards the goal of another container with Bibles! Tax deductible checks may be written out to Reaching Africa’s Unreached (RAU) and sent to our home church: Lifegate/RAU Missions; 395 Lifegate Lane; Seguin, TX; 78155. OR tax deductible donations may be made on our web page through PayPal with a notation of “For Bibles”.
This is the PayPal Link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ
“There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after you.”
A. Judson (1788-1850)
Current picture of containers sitting at RAU. The new one would be set to right with the roof continuing and a space between which, Lord willing, would become a chicken coup.
With love and godly affection,
Jacob & Carol Lee, RAU
Tax deductible charitable donations may be made via PayPal or check. PayPal also has a way to make recurring monthly gifts. Recurring monthly gifts are very helpful to the ministry. To do so, please click on the PayPal link below. PayPal deducts a small amount from each gift as a processing fee. All gifts given through PayPal and by check are tax deductible as Reaching Africa’s Unreached has 501c3 tax exempt status as a charitable organization. If you wish to write a check you may write it out to R.A.U. and mail it to Lifegate/RAU Bibles, 395 Lifegate Ln., Seguin Texas 78155.
PayPal Link for donations: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=WAR99DL4JFWXQ
Go to RAU’s Facebook page for up to date reports, pictures, musings, and exhortations: www.facebook.com/ReachingAfricasUnreached
YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRmHafoBSemE7jS8kEHCG6Q/videos
The greatest evil is having the gospel and not doing everything within our power to get it to those who do not have it!
When at least 35% of the world, “the unoccupied fields”, have no access to the gospel, we (believers) must all do all we can to reach them. We who are saved owe the gospel to every lost person, most especially the 2.4 billion who will not hear unless someone breaks into their “unoccupied field” with no thought of their own life!
Our goal in our gospel witness is to take our eyes off the “risk” and place them on the cause for the risk. When God compels us like this he often will not tell us the risks…after all there are no risks for the all-knowing, all-powerful God. So let us be AMBITIOUS (Romans 15:20) to see that ALL are reached with the gospel of grace (Romans 1:16) in ALL places…there are no closed doors to the gospel, just some which are more difficult to go through!