Cru Singapore’s Media Ministry (MM) is most thankful to God for providing us with generous donors who share our ‘Biblio-Ministry’ vision to bless the nations through reading materials. Such was their generosity that we were recently able to cover shipping charges for a total of 4,188 books in 36 cartons to the Philippines!
We are thrilled to advise that the Bukang Liwayway Dawn for the poor Foundation has, after some custom delays, finally received the materials.
Executive Director, Pastor Fred Dungganon, said that he was “overwhelmed” by the scale and worth of the resources, adding that “I’m not only speaking on their cost but their authors and the titles.” They will used to develop four community libraries for the urban poor in metro Manila. “…we will use [them] in discipling our communities. Praise be to our God the Father for entrusting such a big blessing.”
The Foundation is a Church Multiplication Movement serving the urban poor in metro Manila. Through Gospel proclamation, holistic training and community development projects, the Movement disciples poor families to become transforming agents in their communities. And ‘transformation’ is at the core of literacy and reading development in individuals and communities.
The library coordinators from the four community libraries the Foundation is establishing met for their first meeting this week. Though somewhat overwhelmed, there is much excitement over how they can mobilize use of the literature and ensure good stewardship of the libraries. MM will continue to support the Foundation through library consultation and assistance. Indeed, MM will be meeting up with Pastor Fred in Singapore next month to discuss progress with the libraries and how their collections can be most effectively managed and utilized.
The estimated retail value of the books is around S$60K, but the potential, intangible benefit to community building is incalculable As a couple of earlier FB comments have highlighted … “Truly a Journey of BLESSINGS… May God anoint and bless this ministry for His Glory and saving power.”
As last year’s Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers (GProCongress) theme “Healthy Pastors – Healthy Churches – Healthy Societies” heralded, MM believes that equipping communities with biblically authoritative reading resources is fundamental to achieving this end. We are prayerful for the Lord to open up similar opportunities to broaden the reach and impact of Biblio-Ministry to the nations.