Letter from Russ Eanes
Like the apostle Paul, “I thank my God every time I remember you” (Philippians 1:3). I am writing today as the Executive Director of MennoMedia—home of Herald Press books, Shine Sunday school curriculum, and the Third Way website, to encourage you to support our ministry with your finances and prayers.
Just recently one of our books, Christian. Muslim. Friend., won the 2016 Book Award from Christianity Today in the category of missions/the global church. I am very grateful that at this critical hour our ministry is being recognized for doing outstanding work..
This same book is now being translated into Slovakian to extend its reach even further. I met Alex Erdelyi (photo below) of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, at the Frankfurt Book Fair last fall, and he was highly interested in translating this groundbreaking book. Alex has been translating books for a long time—his first book, in fact, was a translation of Peace with God by Billy Graham, a book hand-typed and smuggled around his country at a time when Christian books were suppressed by the Communist government. I was only too glad to work with him on the publication of Christian. Muslim. Friend: Twelve Paths to Real Relationship at the very time that countries in Eastern Europe are grappling with the daily arrival of hundreds of refugees from the war-torn Middle East, most of whom are Muslim. It is a very challenging time, but this book speaks directly to their situation.
The publication of a critically important work such as this does not happen without cost. We need many more donors and we invite you to join our family of supporters. Donations are a crucial component to support the ongoing mission of MennoMedia. If we are to continue providing the church with the faith formation materials it needs, as well as telling faith stories from a distinctly Anabaptist perspective, we need your help. We rely on people like you who love the Mennonite church and think it is important to share the gospel and faith stories through print and on the Internet.
Your gift now will make a difference in God’s work.
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Please join the company of those who support and pray for MennoMedia’s ministry. Without our donors we could not carry out this important work.
Executive Director, MennoMedia
P.S. Please help support our global ministry with a generous gift. Thank you ahead of time for your prayer and financial support.