Tim has returned from Rustenburg, South Africa after spending 10 days there setting up the first Print On Demand (POD) system. The press has been installed, tested, and has printed the first batch of course books for the Bible School.
The staff has been trained on its use and it is now ready to become a vital part of the school’s steady progress towards autonomy and self-sufficiency. They will begin to print their own curriculum using the digital files that Africa’s Hope has made available to them at no cost. They will be able to eventually print all 40+ courses for the Bible School’s diploma level.
The POD system and the free digital curriculum library is made possible through the generous donations of our ministry partners here in the states. Tim’s ability to travel to Africa to install this equipment and train workers to do the printing and maintain the equipment is also due to the generosity of our ministry partners.
Thanks to all of you for your faithfulness to prayerfully and financially support our ministry; we would not be able to do this without you.
Africa’s Hope is a division of AGWM Africa that exists to train future leaders by equipping them with the necessary tools for ministry. Church planting schools,… discipleship materials, and kindles for pastors are just some of the projects Africa’s Hope has lead! Learn more about them at https://ecs.page.link/44pM
Tim has been in Rustenburg, South Africa for about 10 days; he traveled there to set up a Print On Demand (POD) system. This small printer can print several hundred copies or as few as one or two copies of a book. The POD prints, cuts and binds the book so that it is ready for use immediately. This will save one of our 350+ African Bible Schools thousands of dollars in shipping costs alone plus weeks and months waiting for books to arrive from the states.. They can quickly and inexpensively print as many copies of a particular course book or student book as is needed.
There are plans to place over a dozen of these POD systems in strategic locations across the continent of Africa; this will assist us in our goal to have thousands of spirit-empowered, well trained leaders reaching the lost in every nation of Africa.
Tomorrow will be the final set up and training day and will culminate in printing one of the course books needed by the students at the Bible School.
Tim leaves Monday, January 21, for South Africa to install a POD (Print On Demand)System in Rustenburg, South Africa at SAST (Southern Africa School of Theology). This POD is one of over a dozen that are scheduled to be installed across the African continent.
These POD systems will expedite the printing of training materials used at the Bible School; it will save thousands of dollars over time in shipping costs and purchase of materials from the states. The Bible School will be able to print much of their own training materials for the students.
Pray for Tim and his team as they travel to and from South Africa and spend almost two weeks there setting up the POD and training personnel in its use and care.