Believer’s Bookshelf Canada thanks the Lord that it is still able to be involved in a small portion of His work, serving Him and His saints. With His help and the much-needed help of various other literature, BBCan is able to distribute sound Christian literature throughout the world.
For the past nine years BBCan has had its own print-on-demand equipment, and so has been able to print most of the literature it distributes “in house,” with the exception of large quantities of calendars which make more economic sense to print on an offset press. For financial reasons, we have slowed down print production and are focusing more on distributing some of the pre print-on-demand titles we still have. BBCan has printed nineteen new titles since EBC 2016. Meanwhile our printing equipment has been put to good use in printing for related ministries such as Believers Bookshelf USA, “The Holy Scriptures and Israel” Bible Society and various other ministries and missionaries.
In addition to the free literature we ship, we receive orders through Amazon and our website from saints within and outside of our fellowship. It’s nice to see that there’s still a hunger for sound Christian literature.
On January 1st 2017 we launched a new website which we feel is more user friendly and functional. It took roughly 6 months to get our entire catalogue transferred over and tweaked. It integrates with Facebook, offers various reports, using google analytics, shows abandoned carts, has a blog, eflyers, and allows for promo codes, give GC2017 a try. The Lord is Near Daily meditation is also available every day. Our web address has changed to: www. believersbookshelf.ca. For most of the titles we print we also produce digital files for both the Kindle and iOS devices as well as a few Android devices. They are available in iTunes, Amazon and google play. These files are also available to missionaries for use in the mission field. We are currently working on an App for the Lord is Near, which we hope will be useful to the saints and released shortly.
The Lord Is Near, English.
We are thankful that for many years the Lord has blessed the publication of this daily devotional. Through various ministries it is now available in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Russian, Romanian and Ukrainian, and it will shortly be translated into Greek.
This year The Lord Is Near in English was printed much earlier in an effort to get the Grace & Truth container to Nigeria faster than previously. We are pleased that it looks like it should arrive in good time. About 26,000 calendars were printed. Many calendars as well other literature have already been shipped to various mission fields throughout the world:
Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jamaica, Bahamas, St. Vincent, St. Kitts/Nevis, Barbados, St. Lucia, Guyana, Trinidad, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Hungary, Romania and the Philippines.
The Lord Is Near, Telugu.
Each year we fund the printing of about 15,000 Telugu calendars in India. They are distributed by brothers Ronny Fernandes and K. Yohan.
The Lord Is Near, Spanish.
Brother Ricardo Vasconcelo in Chile has again translated The Lord Is Near into Spanish. Last year we had a number printed in Chile which he distributed to various Spanish-speaking countries on his travels. It was well received with increased requests for this year.
With funds declining and our lease due next year, we are prayerfully looking to the Lord for wisdom how to continue this small work he has entrusted to us. We often feel our weakness, but through Him we can do all things. Please pray for Believer’s Bookshelf, Canada as we gladly serve our soon coming Lord and His saints.