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As a team of co-workers we call ourselves


World Evangelism....
What do we do? Under the oversight of individual sponsoring elderships, we fund radio/TV and literature programs for mass
evangelism in India and other Asian countries. We make overseas
trips, teaching in Bible training schools operated by brethren and
helping with follow-up work. In seminars we offer studies and
training beyond the basic first principles of the Gospel. Being on
the lookout for new opportunities, we work with local brethren in
numerous countries to expand the growth of the Kingdom.
Here in the States we report to supporting congregations, we
print and distribute The Voice of Truth International [our quarterly
teaching magazine, printed in seven languages and distributed to
many thousands free of charge], Global Harvest [a mission news
magazine], Gospel Gazette [an online monthly magazine], and
more than 200 book titles. Thousands of these books are sent free of
charge to brethren overseas each year. We print and distribute more
than 100 full-color tri-fold tracts. We are now in the early stages of
developing a complete line of graded Bible class materials for the
church, Into Gods World.
Often we need help here in our office in Winona, MS. We
are grateful to those who share our vision and come to the rescue....