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Every $3.25

you send wil provide pow l erful, Christi an materials

No Turning Back

Your Key Role

We know that it’s important to you to live a legacy now and leave a legacy for later.

Sharing the name of Jesus around the world takes prayer, perseverance and partners like YOU

No legacy for believers is more important than the one we leave for the Kingdom. Charitable Gift Annuities are a creative way you can help Josh McDowell Ministry achieve its mission while providing you with a fixed income for life. Here’s how Charitable Gift Annuities work: • Donate $20,000 or more in cash, stock or mutual funds to Josh McDowell Ministry. • You (or someone of your choosing) receive a fixed income for life. The rate is based on the age of the income recipient. • A portion of your income stream may even be tax free. You will receive a charitable deduction for your gift and the satisfaction of advancing the cause of Christ through Josh McDowell Ministry. • Josh McDowell Ministry receives the remainder of your donation to fund ministry endeavors. • Available to anyone 65 years old and older.

Everything else will pass, except that which is done for Christ. Call today: 972-907-1000 ext. 125 Or email: legacy@josh.org

Fall 2012

The newsletter of Josh McDowell Ministry

The stage is set. Ministry partners are on the ground in strategic locations. Our books and resources are translated into many of the local languages. We just need partners like YOU to complete the circle and put these resources into the hands of people who are so hungry for truth.

A gift of $3.25 will send powerful, Christian materials to someone overseas who is longing to know more about Christ. We’ve learned through decades of intense ministry that each book we distribute finds its way into the hands of 10 people! Fathers pass books to their sons. Friends can’t contain what they’ve read and pass books to their neighbors. That means that your small investment can have an exponential, generational impact on truth-seekers around the world, from the Middle East to North Africa, from the former Soviet Union to China.

Join with Josh to support ministry around the world, even in countries officially closed to Christian evangelism. Men and women are hungry for the truth of Jesus Christ.

Please take a moment today to prayerfully consider the impact you can have on generations of believers in countries across the globe.

Make an impact for Jesus Christ! $3.25 provides a Christian book and materials. Believers overseas hunger for truth that they can share with their loved ones.

Hunger for Truth YOU are a part of sending missionaries and ministry resources into countries around the world where people who don’t know Jesus are desperate to learn more about Him A hunger is sweeping the earth. A hunger for truth! We are receiving pleas for help from across the globe. From over 40 countries . . . more than 1.3 million requests for Christian books. Even in countries officially closed to Christian evangelism,

2001 West Plano Parkway Suite 2400 • Plano, TX 75075 972.907.1000 • www.josh.org

Jesus Christ is being proclaimed and people are believing in huge numbers. Please keep this issue of Trailblazing and pray for the brothers and sisters making these heartfelt requests. Your faithfulness means everything to them.

Learn more inside


From Josh

Requests pour in from around the world

Grant us favor

“For the earth will be filled

Greetings from Colombia! We are midway through the Latin America Bare Facts Tour and have had the privilege of ministering to more than 33,000 people. In each city, pastors and leaders are clamoring for Christian resources — we can hardly supply this need and in fact have run out of books and DVDs several times in the last two months.

with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” — Habakkuk 2:14

Josh has received more than 1.3 million requests for Christian books from over 40 countries. Europe

Asia

• European Port Cities • Albania • Bosnia • Chechnya • Estonia • Georgia • Hungary • Russia • Lithuania • Macedonia • Poland • Moldova • Ukraine • Serbia • Slovak Republic

• Kazakhstan • Nepal • Tajikistan • Turkey • Turkmenistan

Africa • North Africa • Ethiopia

Middle East • Middle East (Actual countries not named for security reasons) • Israel

This need is echoed across the globe and is even greater in countries closed to traditional missionaries. In parts of the world like China, North Africa, and the Middle East, indigenous leaders are hungry for truth and longing for ways to share their faith in the heart language of their people. God has graciously allowed us to meet some of this need. But we have requests for over a million books in various countries.

Latin America • Brazil • Argentina • Chile • Bolivia • Peru • Colombia • Ecuador • Venezuela • Panama • Dominican Republic • Costa Rica • Nicaragua • Honduras • El Salvador • Guatemala • Mexico

North Africa

This missionary shares the Gospel using Josh’s books as thousands travel via ferryboat to countries where Christian evangelism is illegal.

Strategic evangelism for a hostile region!

Middle East

In the midst of a crisis, one book can change the lives of a whole family!

Turmoil triggers hunger for God!

China

No exaggeration: you can reach MILLIONS of Chinese people with the Good News.

Books for pastors make maximum impact

Much of North Africa is closed to the Gospel. But God has given us a strategy to reach those who are hungry for salvation!

Wave after wave of violence has spread through the Middle East. Yet, in the midst of chaos, God is at work!

The Christian church in China — the world’s most populous country — has exploded to 100 million strong!

Every summer, thousands of men, women and children from North Africa travel north to Europe. When they return home, many take ferryboats across the Mediterranean Sea. While they wait for the ferry, YOU provide ministry funding for Christian literature so ministry partners can tell them about Jesus.

One report from an unnamed country that has seen some of the worst violence tells of great hunger for Bibles and for Josh’s books. As people see destruction and death all around them, they are desperately seeking Truth. YOU are providing resources with the Gospel message to ministry partners who risk their lives distributing them every day.

This incredible growth means China needs pastors and Christian books for their training. YOU are equipping every seminary student in China with biblically based material — millions of Chinese people will be touched with the truth of God through these resources and leaders.

With Nehemiah, who, as the cup bearer for the King of Persia, gained favor to return and rebuild in Jerusalem, we pray, “Listen to the prayers of those who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success today by making the king favorable to me. Put it into his heart to be kind to me.” (Nehemiah 1:11) Please pray with us that God will continue to open doors for us to provide these resources that proclaim the name of Jesus — especially in the closed countries where He has allowed us to find favor and is opening doors. Your faithful prayers and financial support allow us to send resources into places and situations where the love of Christ is desperately needed. Through you, thousands are meeting Jesus and growing in their newfound faith. Thank you for helping us serve others! Until the whole world hears,


From Josh

Requests pour in from around the world

Grant us favor

“For the earth will be filled

Greetings from Colombia! We are midway through the Latin America Bare Facts Tour and have had the privilege of ministering to more than 33,000 people. In each city, pastors and leaders are clamoring for Christian resources — we can hardly supply this need and in fact have run out of books and DVDs several times in the last two months.

with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.” — Habakkuk 2:14

Josh has received more than 1.3 million requests for Christian books from over 40 countries. Europe

Asia

• European Port Cities • Albania • Bosnia • Chechnya • Estonia • Georgia • Hungary • Russia • Lithuania • Macedonia • Poland • Moldova • Ukraine • Serbia • Slovak Republic

• Kazakhstan • Nepal • Tajikistan • Turkey • Turkmenistan

Africa • North Africa • Ethiopia

Middle East • Middle East (Actual countries not named for security reasons) • Israel

This need is echoed across the globe and is even greater in countries closed to traditional missionaries. In parts of the world like China, North Africa, and the Middle East, indigenous leaders are hungry for truth and longing for ways to share their faith in the heart language of their people. God has graciously allowed us to meet some of this need. But we have requests for over a million books in various countries.

Latin America • Brazil • Argentina • Chile • Bolivia • Peru • Colombia • Ecuador • Venezuela • Panama • Dominican Republic • Costa Rica • Nicaragua • Honduras • El Salvador • Guatemala • Mexico

North Africa

This missionary shares the Gospel using Josh’s books as thousands travel via ferryboat to countries where Christian evangelism is illegal.

Strategic evangelism for a hostile region!

Middle East

In the midst of a crisis, one book can change the lives of a whole family!

Turmoil triggers hunger for God!

China

No exaggeration: you can reach MILLIONS of Chinese people with the Good News.

Books for pastors make maximum impact

Much of North Africa is closed to the Gospel. But God has given us a strategy to reach those who are hungry for salvation!

Wave after wave of violence has spread through the Middle East. Yet, in the midst of chaos, God is at work!

The Christian church in China — the world’s most populous country — has exploded to 100 million strong!

Every summer, thousands of men, women and children from North Africa travel north to Europe. When they return home, many take ferryboats across the Mediterranean Sea. While they wait for the ferry, YOU provide ministry funding for Christian literature so ministry partners can tell them about Jesus.

One report from an unnamed country that has seen some of the worst violence tells of great hunger for Bibles and for Josh’s books. As people see destruction and death all around them, they are desperately seeking Truth. YOU are providing resources with the Gospel message to ministry partners who risk their lives distributing them every day.

This incredible growth means China needs pastors and Christian books for their training. YOU are equipping every seminary student in China with biblically based material — millions of Chinese people will be touched with the truth of God through these resources and leaders.

With Nehemiah, who, as the cup bearer for the King of Persia, gained favor to return and rebuild in Jerusalem, we pray, “Listen to the prayers of those who delight in honoring you. Please grant me success today by making the king favorable to me. Put it into his heart to be kind to me.” (Nehemiah 1:11) Please pray with us that God will continue to open doors for us to provide these resources that proclaim the name of Jesus — especially in the closed countries where He has allowed us to find favor and is opening doors. Your faithful prayers and financial support allow us to send resources into places and situations where the love of Christ is desperately needed. Through you, thousands are meeting Jesus and growing in their newfound faith. Thank you for helping us serve others! Until the whole world hears,


Every $3.25

you send wil provide pow l erful, Christi an materials

No Turning Back

Your Key Role

We know that it’s important to you to live a legacy now and leave a legacy for later.

Sharing the name of Jesus around the world takes prayer, perseverance and partners like YOU

No legacy for believers is more important than the one we leave for the Kingdom. Charitable Gift Annuities are a creative way you can help Josh McDowell Ministry achieve its mission while providing you with a fixed income for life. Here’s how Charitable Gift Annuities work: • Donate $20,000 or more in cash, stock or mutual funds to Josh McDowell Ministry. • You (or someone of your choosing) receive a fixed income for life. The rate is based on the age of the income recipient. • A portion of your income stream may even be tax free. You will receive a charitable deduction for your gift and the satisfaction of advancing the cause of Christ through Josh McDowell Ministry. • Josh McDowell Ministry receives the remainder of your donation to fund ministry endeavors. • Available to anyone 65 years old and older.

Everything else will pass, except that which is done for Christ. Call today: 972-907-1000 ext. 125 Or email: legacy@josh.org

Fall 2012

The newsletter of Josh McDowell Ministry

The stage is set. Ministry partners are on the ground in strategic locations. Our books and resources are translated into many of the local languages. We just need partners like YOU to complete the circle and put these resources into the hands of people who are so hungry for truth.

A gift of $3.25 will send powerful, Christian materials to someone overseas who is longing to know more about Christ. We’ve learned through decades of intense ministry that each book we distribute finds its way into the hands of 10 people! Fathers pass books to their sons. Friends can’t contain what they’ve read and pass books to their neighbors. That means that your small investment can have an exponential, generational impact on truth-seekers around the world, from the Middle East to North Africa, from the former Soviet Union to China.

Join with Josh to support ministry around the world, even in countries officially closed to Christian evangelism. Men and women are hungry for the truth of Jesus Christ.

Please take a moment today to prayerfully consider the impact you can have on generations of believers in countries across the globe.

Make an impact for Jesus Christ! $3.25 provides a Christian book and materials. Believers overseas hunger for truth that they can share with their loved ones.

Hunger for Truth YOU are a part of sending missionaries and ministry resources into countries around the world where people who don’t know Jesus are desperate to learn more about Him A hunger is sweeping the earth. A hunger for truth! We are receiving pleas for help from across the globe. From over 40 countries . . . more than 1.3 million requests for Christian books. Even in countries officially closed to Christian evangelism,

2001 West Plano Parkway Suite 2400 • Plano, TX 75075 972.907.1000 • www.josh.org

Jesus Christ is being proclaimed and people are believing in huge numbers. Please keep this issue of Trailblazing and pray for the brothers and sisters making these heartfelt requests. Your faithfulness means everything to them.

Learn more inside


Fall 2012 Trailblazing Newsletter