My book ministry…reaching the lost children…those who don’t know they are lost, because they have never heard about Jesus Christ…how will they know they are children of God unless they are told? Senegal is still in my future…I know I will be there. But for now, until the pieces fall into place according to God’s will, my books are doing the telling for me. Actually, it’s through the power of God that these books have even come about and it’s truly Divine intervention that my children’s books have been taken to the places where they are currently being used by missionaries.
No magazine ad, no television commercial, no radio podcast…nothing. Just good ol’ word of mouth. If you do not believe God’s power and that He can do what He says He can do, and that He will make sure the Gospel gets to those who need to hear it, let me tell you the places where my books are being used: Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Philippines, England, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Ireland, and of course several locations throughout the United States, including church nurseries. I also have requests from Nicaragua, Haiti, and several other mission fields. Once the books are translated into the appropriate languages, then missionaries in those locations will receive a shipment of my books. With all those mission fields, how can anyone say this is not God’s doing? I know I can’t. ALL PRAISE AND GLORY GO TO HIM…THE GREAT I AM.
I want to use this post to explain that all royalties from the sale of my books are used to send copies to missionaries. They do not get charged. That has been my promise to God. He has brought me through so much and has been my provider and my protector in more ways than I could ever count, nor find enough words in which to thank Him. Also, the Gospel has been given to me freely, and therefore, freely I give it to others. There is a bible verse in which I tend to lean towards the NIV version: “…we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God” (2 Corinthians 2:17). These children’s books are my mission field. They are the work God has given me to do.
If you have a calling…if God has given you specific work to do…embrace it. The joy you receive in return will be immeasurable. And remember to give all praise and glory to Him. God has called you to be His. He wants to use you. Lift up your hands and say, “God…here I am.”
Love and Blessings!
Christine Maria Jahn