Gideon Umukoro of Akure in Southwest Nigeria visited us at the Leadership Ministries Worldwide office this week. Last year we were able to provide Gideon with a complete New Testament set of The Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible® for seminary students in his country. Our hearts were touched to hear how much he appreciated the books:
“Thank you for the books. The gift of a book continues as they are shared with others. Pastors scramble to get them – as many as 3-4 will request to check them out each week as they prepare their sermons.”
Gideon is opening a ministry center in Lagos and wants to have these biblical materials available for pastors in and around the city of Lagos. He has found The Preacher’s Outline & Sermon Bible® to be an invaluable reference source that is easy to understand. The simplicity of the language makes it accessible to a carpenter, a farmer, a fisherman – but also useful for a seminary trained professional.
“When you can put this resource in a village pastor’s library – you are giving them food. It’s like a hook – they can go to a stream and catch fish for themselves.”
Please join us in praying for Gideon, the pastors and people he serves, the ministry center in Lagos, and all those in Africa who are training pastors, sharing God’s grace, and teaching sound doctrine. May God bless their efforts as His Kingdom grows.