True Hope in the Presence of Pain
Natural disasters are commonplace in the Philippines. Langham walks alongside local leaders, equipping them to bring hope through God’s Word. Pictured above is a destroyed house in Daang Bantayan, Cebu Island, following a 2013 typhoon. Photo: Jarkko Mikkonen/Finnish Red Cross
In the Philippines, people are living in the crosshairs of crushing poverty, devastating natural disasters, and the dehumanizing consequences of having been a colonized nation. While relief agencies have met physical needs with food, clothing, and shelter, local pastors are challenged to minister the balm of God’s Word to the deeper spiritual wounds.
Your gift today brings hope from God’s Word to this region that local Langham Scholar Rico Villanueva describes as:
“a broken people, a suffering nation.”
What church leaders and all believers urgently need, he says, are biblical books and resources written by local scholars who can help them apply God’s Word to their context.
With Langham’s help, and yours, Rico and others are writing them. And there is an urgent need for more.
Watch this video to meet Rico and be inspired at how even one book can be used to help hurting people find peace that surpasses understanding, becoming more like Jesus.
Your gift nurtures hope where it’s needed most
Your generosity by June 30 will:
- Allow more leaders like Rico to write biblical resources in the right language and context–and put the books they write on library shelves and into the hands of local pastors who use them to train others to apply God’s Word.
- Train grassroots pastors who minister on the frontlines of the global church to faithfully understand and preach God’s Word that strengthens faith and nurtures hope.
- Continue studies of 11 emerging theological leaders, enabling them, like Rico, to apply God’s Word to the surrounding world through writing books, teaching future leaders, and serving at the highest levels in their nations.
Would you prayerfully consider a gift today that brings HOPE where it’s needed most?