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More than bookshops...

For me it is a pleasure to present the CLC International World Report for the year 2018.

In this report you will see that although CLC’s ministry mainly consists of operating bookshops, our work sometimes takes the most diverse forms and strategies to meet the needs of the communities where we serve, and fulfil CLC’s purpose of making Christian literature available to all nations for people to come to faith and reach maturity in Christ Jesus.

I recently visited our team in Ecuador and learned about a silent evangelistic and discipleship work with literature that the President of our board in Ecuador and his wife are doing. This committed couple lead small reading groups for people who have not had the ‘new birth’ experience and do not regularly attend a church. These groups meet weekly with the initial aim of talking about a good book provided by CLC. The titles they work with vary to maintain the interest of the participants. Those who attend these groups not only create bonds of friendship but, in a natural way, they open their hearts to the transforming message of the Gospel. 

Also, our team in Ecuador, in alliance with other Christian organisations in the country, is organising a missionary trip to the indigenous community of the Huaoranis in the Ecuadorian Amazon. CLC plans to provide two complete libraries for the community where there are still no churches, in addition to clothing and food. In conjunction with the Thompson Bible International Institute, CLC will also provide training for the new leadership of this indigenous community. 

These are just two examples of how, on a daily basis, thousands of books and Bibles are placed in the hands of people who need to know a message that transforms lives. 

Every month, tons of Christian literature is distributed around the world, fulfilling the task entrusted to us by Jesus. This report is simply a small sample of the work that CLC International carries out in 47 countries around the globe. If God puts it in your heart to help us fulfil His mandate, please contact us to learn about the opportunities and projects. 

Blessings, Gerardo Scalante,
CLC International Director