Have you ever seen an instant success? A business or artist that suddenly bursts on the scene from nowhere to accomplish great things.
We all look at them and say, “Wow, that was so easy for them, they just launched that effort and are an overnight success.”
In it for the long haul
But when we look deeper, typically we find that this person was working for years and had many failures before they became an “instant success”. That is what has happened to 100Fold this year.
In 2018, we saw more than 1,000,000 people in closed locations engage with Scripture.
That engagement can be as simple as reading a few pages, all the way to reading the entire New Testament. Frankly, we are still trying to comprehend what has happened. However, one thing we know is that this was no overnight success.
The Lord is moving
We have been working for years developing ways to get Scripture to those who need it most. Now, after many refinements, we see this very significant result. But that result is not because we are so clever.
It is the Lord who is moving in people’s hearts to explore the truth of his Word. His Spirit is also prompting them to reach out and ask questions via secure chatting. Those questions were being answered by a partner with trained gospel workers who are native speakers of that language. It was these partners who answered spiritual questions and presented the Gospel.
A worldwide partnership
There were other partners who participated in this work – churches in the USA and UK who sent full-time workers to be on the 100Fold team, and churches who recognised the gifts of their members and encouraged them to serve as volunteers. We have been blessed to see a 50% growth in the UK team this year.
There is one other partner who has a portion of this harvest – you! You, who have prayed for our health, our families, the success of the work. You, who have given funds and personal possessions. You, who have shared encouragement with us.
Thank you for partnering with us in this wonderful year. Now, as the work continues into 2019, we are asking the Lord to do even more, with all of us.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
2018 Annual Report:
- 299 professions of faith in CLOSED countries
- 3,700 active theology students
- People in discipleship in closed countries: CONFIDENTIAL
- 30+ partners around the world
- 10,100 gospel presentations in CLOSED countries around the world
- 2,800 spiritual conversations in CLOSED countries
- 1,000,000+ people received and engaged with Scripture in CLOSED countries