Extracted article from FMP’s Generations magazine.
How FMP is Meeting a Global Need
When Pastors Javier and Norma Morin toured the FMP facilities in Anaheim to pick up resources for Kenya, Javier looked up at all the materials on pallets around the warehouse. He quipped, “This is the Home Depot for missions!”
Just as a farmer needs tools for the harvest, missionaries, local pastors, NextGen leaders need resources for a spiritual harvest. FMP’s tools are focused on evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development.
FMP is nearing 40 years of faithful service to the mission field – not only printing, but identifying new authors, creating new materials, translating hundreds of books, booklets, and tracts, and, of course, providing New Testaments and Bibles. These valuable materials and the expense of shipping are always free to the field, because most nations we serve cannot afford the cost. Simply, without FMP, they wouldn’t have the resources for all generations that they desperately need.
Here are just a few of the different types of quality materials we provide…
(Nearing 225,000,000 books, booklets, and tracts to 116 nations)
Now that You are a Christian (Discipleship) by James Lowen continues to be a staple for new believers. FMP has shepherded some 35 translations and printed over 25 million copies.
The Greatest Promise (Evangelism) by Vernie Schoor Love works in tandem with The JESUS Film and The JESUS Film for Children. FMP has translated it into over 20 languages.
The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Us (Leadership) by Dr. Leslie Keegel with Robert Hunt is a fairly recent publication, already in eight languages. This book represents the average of two dozen new titles produced every year at FMP.
(FMP continues to provide digital solutions through multiple vehicles.)
The Paul Risser Memorial Library— Almost all of our print publications are available online via our website. You can send a PDF version anywhere in the world with the click of a button.
Solar-powered Bibles and Projectors— When print is not an option, FMP provides solar-powered Bibles and projectors that can show The Jesus Film in the most remote regions.
Mobile Print Systems— In areas that forbid Christian materials or where shipping is difficult, FMP has established over a dozen mobile print systems.
(Established in 2002, the Children’s Gospel Box has sent materials into 55 nations, supplying and training well over 15,000 children’s ministry leaders, and reaching over one million children.)
The Box— Not only does a “CGBox” provide everything from videos, puppets, curriculum, and outreach materials, it is only given out after quality training.
Curriculum— FMP provides curriculum through partnerships with Gospel Light and David C. Cook. It will soon be printing new Foursquare based children’s curriculum produced by the National Church Office, called Build-Building Strong Kids.
NextGen— Recent innovative publications for youth include SQUAD, UnComplicated, and Yes! FMP also offers free Bibles to youth who want to share it with a friend.