Reaching the world from home
SOON Ministries has played a key role in worldwide evangelism for over 50 years. SOON Ministries is a ministry of WEC International which has produced millions of good news papers for Africa and Asia, and organised thousands of volunteers around the UK to wrap and post batches of papers from their own homes or churches to nearly 100 countries across the world. These are thin, single-paged, magazine-style newspapers with articles, Bible stories and personal testimonies. Six million copies a year have been posted in easy English, French, Portuguese, Swahili and Fula/Pulaar.
This ministry now continues online, sharing the gospel through the testimonies of the readers.
Readers share this enthusiasm
“The testimonies draw many people to Christ. This is why I am asking you for sufficient quantity to distribute.” (Benin)
“When I was going home from school, at the school gate I saw a paper on the ground. I decided to pick it up. All the topics were interesting to me and I decided to write to SOON for more copies. I want to make up my mind to change from Muslim to Christian.” (Nigeria)
“Oh, I love reading SOON magazine, I started receiving SOON since 1998. I don’t even know who could be so kind to request a SOON magazine for me ... and the TESTIMONIES mmmhhh, I LOVE IT!” (Mawuli Albert, Ghana)
Where have the papers gone?
SOON in easy English – sent to Africa and Asia. This last issue will be dispatched in June 2015.
BIENTOT in French – sent to Western Europe, and West and Central Africa.
UPESI in Swahili – sent to Central and East Africa.
CEDO in Portuguese – circulated in Portugal and across West and Southern Africa.
FULA/PULAAR - published for the Fulani peoples of Africa. These will continue to be produced. Home groups and individuals send them by post to many countries across West Africa, and wherever Fulani peoples live, helping them to share their stories of Jesus with each other.
Our short video presentation is available to download and present in a church service or other meeting, or embed in your church website, blog or Facebook page:
- Right-click here to download 75Mb WMV HD video file, and save to a convenient location on a memory stick or your hard disk. (Download will take several minutes.)
- Also available for mobile phones as 3Mb WMV file: right-click to download here.
- Use the YouTube embed code and copy/paste it into your page or blog. Click on the 'Share' link below the video, then the 'Embed' link to get the embed code (you can specify size and other options for the code).
- Copy this YouTube URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFC6gNHULwY into a Facebook posting, and add your own comments to introduce it.
More articles and videos
We also offer a range of other ready-to-use articles about web evangelism, as part of the Internet Evangelism Day resources. These can be used in any country. Other mission-related videos are available on our YouTube channel, and wider communication videos at the Digital Evangelism Issues blog.