Thursday, January 12, 2012

Still Equipping With Your Help

Twenty years ago, Equipping The Saints was started by Keith Jones as a way of meeting the needs of missionaries and national church leaders for equipment, materials and supplies. The need still exists and we are so thankful for your help.

This past year you have helped us send hand cranked sewing machines to Haiti, as well as supplement the cost of vitamins (shipped to Cuba, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti , Honduras, India, Mexico, Nepal, Northern Vietnam, Peru, Philippines, and Vietnam).

In March ETS was able to send the Digital Bible Society a check for $10,000 to help with the production of Arabic Treasures. Arabic Treasures is a computer "Chip" that contains 300 hours of video, 1000 hours of audio as well as printed materials (Bibles, books and commentaries in Arabic or Farsi). You made that happen with your giving.

In April you helped ETS buy 1440 Bibles to send Ohene Kumi (one of our ministry partners in Ghana). We were able to buy brand new Easy Reader Bibles with soft covers for about 2 dollars apiece . Ohene has a Bible discipleship ministry to thousands of school age children in Ghana, Togo, and Liberia.

We rejoice to report that ETS was able to send Ragaee A. Danial $8,612 to purchase a Daewoo Lanos. The vehicle will be used to transport children to his evangelism festivals and to transport teachers to the villages. Thank you for your generous giving .

Throughout the year you have given countless hours of your time in volunteer labor. We have seen thousands of pounds of clothing boxed up and sent worldwide. With your help we have been able to reach out, "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of the these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it Me." Matthew 25:40

Thank you for giving to the Lord!

The ETS Staff

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Celebrating 21 years of ministry

Dear Ministry Partners,

As Equipping The Saints completes 21 years of ministry, we thank God for His faithful direction and provision. Your encouragement through your prayers and gifts has played a vital role in making this work possible. Thank you!

Over the years we have seen many changes in both expressed needs and available resources. We are traveling farther to auctions and finding fewer items that can be used in ministry. This past year we have seen increased interest in our Spanish literature ( over 1700 titles), in vitamin sales to 14 countries, in technology ( computers, video projectors, etc.) as well as in the Missionary Resource Directory (installed on the ETS website), and in our used clothing (sent to countries such as Nicaragua and North Korea).

ETS sponsored several projects this past year. We were able to send Ragaee A. Danial $8,612 to purchase a 2004 Daewoo Lanos in Egypt. Ragaee has been able to start 5 new "Good News" Clubs in 5 small villages that have never heard the gospel message. The vehicle helps him to bring teachers into these villages each week.

We rejoice that over $4,500 has been raised for the Christian Worker's Personal Manual, to be printed and distributed in Cuba. This is enough for over 2250 church leaders to each receive his own copy.

ETS bought and sent 1440 Bibles to Ohene Kumi (one of ministry partners in Ghana). Ohene has a Bible discipleship ministry to thousands of school age children in Ghana, Togo, and Liberia.

What a joy to serve our Lord by serving His people!

Keith Jones