You’ve probably heard the proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It’s especially true in the Great Commission.
Partnership between ministries is becoming more popular as technology makes transnational communication easier. Additionally, pooling resources often means greater Gospel impact.
Bibles For The World’s President and CEO John Pudaite says partnership between organizations and with local Christians is the lifeblood of their ministry.
For many years, BFTW distributed Scripture through the mail. However, with rising postal rates and new technology developments, the ministry is taking a new approach.
“We started making a shift toward engaging national partners,” Pudaite says. “If God placed on our heart a target country or people group, we would work hard to find indigenous partners who are working in and with that people group or in that country to join with us in getting God’s Word out.
“In that way, our provision of the Scriptures could further strengthen their efforts in reaching out to these people.”
This approach is really a throwback to BFTW’s roots. Pudaite’s parents, Rochunga and Lalrimawi Pudaite, founded BFTW — initially called Partnership Mission — with the theme of “nationals telling nationals the Good News of Jesus Christ.”
Pudaite says, “It was pretty radical [and] even controversial at the time. But we’ve come back to that same theme as we see the role that we can play in providing Scriptures to strengthen the nationals as they share with their fellow nationals the Gospel message.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh