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The Problem

Over 2 billion people still lack translated resources to help them become mature disciples.

Together, we’re closing the gap.
Over 2 billion people still have little to no biblical teaching in
their own language to help them become mature disciples.

Together, we’re closing the gap.
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Matthew 28:29

Jesus told us to make disciples of all nations, not just converts.

Most people on earth have access to a Bible in their language, but lack sound, Christian teaching to help them apply it to their lives.

With your help, we’re changing that.

Our Work

Since 2011, we’ve given over 50 million resources in 116 languages in over 228 nations.

1.67 billion

We are the leading provider of translated resources in languages spoken by 1.677 billion people.

517 Million

We are the only known provider of translated resources in languages spoken by 517 million people.

How can $1
a day disciple
a village?

01. Identify

We find people groups with discipleship needs and help determine the most critical teaching resources that would address it.

Current translations in production include Javanese, Somali, Danish, and over 10+ other languages.

02. Translate

Our extensive network of translators produce the resources in their respective languages.

In 2022 alone, we will translate the first ever known discipleship resources into languages spoken by a cumulative 216 million people.

03. Distribute

We distribute both physical and digital resources to pastors, leaders, and church networks around the globe, who use this teaching to equip the local body of believers.

For every $1 you give, we reach an estimated 4 people.

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The Messenger Collective
The Messenger Collective is our community of passionate and determined monthly givers on a mission to close the global discipleship gap.

 Together, we can equip believers → to build strong churches  → that transform local communities.

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Nura's Story

The Bait of Satan

Before Nura became a follower of Christ, her life was a living hell. After the death of her husband—from whom she endured many years of abuse...


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Dr. Joseph's Story

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Dr. Joseph Serwadda, a leader from Uganda who oversees a group of churches that number approximately 27,000, echoes this need among pastors and leaders all over the world: “Our biggest need is...


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Pastor Yassir's Story

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In our conversations with Pastor Yassir, he often cited an ancient proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime...


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We are pioneers in a global discipleship revolution.

In your home, you probably have an abundance of books and other Christian resources, many of which you’ve likely never read. However in some countries, people have never even seen a book in their own language besides the Bible. People need biblical teaching to help them apply scripture to their lives and become mature disciples.

In addition to distributing physical, printed resources, our new MessengerX App allows us to digitally distribute ebooks, audiobooks, and courses to a potential 6.64 billion people with smartphones, even in closed and persecuted nations.

At Messenger International, we believe that everyone deserves access to Biblical teaching regardless of language, location, or financial position. That’s why we’re on a mission to get these translated messages into the hands of everyone on the planet who needs them.

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Co-Founders

John and Lisa cofounded Messenger International in 1990. Over the last few decades, Messenger has grown into a discipleship organization that makes millions of resources available to people across the globe, regardless of their location, language, or financial position. John and Lisa are also best-selling authors and international speakers. When they’re at home in beautiful Colorado, you’ll find John chasing a golf ball while Lisa is whipping up her latest coffee concoction.

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Dr. Joseph Serwadda's Story

Over the past decade, numerous pastors and leaders from all over the world have been crying out (and even begging us) for discipleship resources in their language. This may sound extreme, but in America we have an abundance of books and resources that are available to us that are often taken for granted. In many ways, we have access to excess.

In some developing nations, people have never seen a book in their language. When leaders from these nations are given a book, they treat it as sacred gift! They even hand-write books and Bibles word for word so that they can spread this message of hope to others in their sphere of influence.

Dr. Joseph Serwadda, a leader from Uganda who oversees a group of churches that number approximately 27,000, echoes this need among pastors and leaders all over the world: “Our biggest need is not money or bigger buildings, but solid teaching. We lack literature for people to read and study on their own. The more people we have in church who are less instructed in the Word of God, the less solidity we have. Come and help us preserve the harvest. This is a Macedonian call!”

Pastor Yassir's Story

Over the years, Cubans have long suffered under the oppression of a single message: communism. Despite this challenge, Yassir is committed to sharing a new message with his people, a message of transformation that can lead to national revival.

Cubans, in general, have been conditioned toward communistic consumption. That’s why Yassir wants his people to embrace a new identity: a life defined by what they can give. This shift requires growth and maturity that can only come through a new perspective.

He explained, “The Cuban church is strong and filled with passion. But I believe it’s important that we shift our mentality. We need to see how the Gospel goes beyond our own needs. Ultimately, we need to take responsibility for ourselves and our nation, and not just wait for outside intervention.”

There aren’t many Christian resources in Cuba. So, Pastor Yassir’s church, along with many other churches throughout Cuba, have been profoundly impacted by the resources Messenger International has provided for them in their own language.

In our conversations with Pastor Yassir, he often cited an ancient proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you’ve fed him for a lifetime. He sees MessengerX as a tool both to feed his people and teach them to fish.

It’s become evident that after many years in our ministry, the most effective way to transform a village or town is not to construct a church building. This just keeps the local leadership dependent on us.

We are much more effective if we give the indigenous leaders such as Pastor Yassir spiritual knowledge that will empower them to influence their village, town, or city. Such knowledge helps produce the faith needed to grow and sustain the work, which, if necessary, will include buildings and other resources.

Stories like Pastor Yassir’s fuel our mission, because we believe that everyone deserves to know life-transforming truth!

Nura's Story

Before Nura became a follower of Christ, her life was a living hell.
After the death of her husband—from whom she endured many years of abuse and suffering—she became a widow with four children. In search of peace and inner healing, she sought solace in religious places and practices, which only led her deeper into depression and financial debt.


Her last resort was Jesus.


“I came to the Christian church and begged for help! I accepted Christ after I heard of the promise of peace and healing that is found in Him,” Nura wrote. “I slowly began to recover, but there was one thing hindering my healing—unforgiveness.”
Filled with regrets, Nura struggled to forgive her husband. But the grip of offense began to weaken when her pastor handed her a copy of The Bait of Satan.


“I forgave my husband after I learned how much I, too, needed forgiveness,” shared Nura. “Now I am healed, and I have peace for the first time in my life. Some even say I look ten years younger!”

 

Pastor Raphael's Story

Pastor Raphael was raised in Kenya, immersed in a culture of darkness. As a child, he lacked affection because his father believed that strong men don’t show love. He continually witnessed his father beat and belittle his mother. Everywhere he looked, insidious behavior was practiced toward women and infants—families were being destroyed and lives were ending before they had a chance to begin.

This was the destiny Raphael was headed toward.

But everything changed when truth entered the scene. The first area to be transformed was Raphael’s heart—which, in turn, transformed his marriage and his family. And with a strong and healthy family, his whole outlook toward life has changed.

“Through the resources of Messenger International, a relentless passion was ignited in me to see the people of my country free from lies,” shared Raphael. “I discovered my purpose to train up others and bring God’s transforming truth to remote villages.”

Raphael has trekked miles through mud and rain to reach people, often rising early and returning late. He would travel over 50 miles a day with his bicycle—but through the generosity of the MessengerX community, he was given a motorcycle, which has enabled him to double his efforts while easily transporting the resources and supplies he needs to facilitate his classes. Raphael has seen over 200 of his students graduate in the villages he serves.

“Thank you for investing in my people,” expressed Raphael. “Each day tribal warriors are transformed into children of God, marriages are infused with love, and the innocent are protected. Your generosity has given us the tools we need to rewrite our story and reclaim our humanity.”

Dahlia's Story

Formerly a Muslim, Dahlia fled to Turkey after she was expelled from her Iranian school and excommunicated by her family. Her crime? Becoming a Christian.

You can now find Dahlia in a refugee camp, far from what she once called home. But despite the upheaval, she has found purpose in her pain. On a daily basis, Dahlia walks through her makeshift town and prays over the people. They have become her people—the audience of her message.

Dahlia has become a messenger, and she is often spotted lovingly serving those around her and sharing her faith with them. Despite language barriers, people are drawn to her because they see something different in her. And what’s amazing is that she’s not only reaching the people in her refugee camp, she’s also impacting those she left behind in Iran.

“I’ve had calls from Iran,” writes Dahlia. “People who mocked me because of my faith now believe in Jesus and want to know more. So, I tell them about MessengerX, which has a lot of translated discipleship resources.”

As we continue to provide people like Dahlia with life-transforming truth in their own language, we’re helping them grow in their faith and discover their purpose—and we’re equipping them to make a difference in their world.

“I am beyond thankful for all of the books that I’ve been able to read in my language, such as Driven by Eternity, translated in Farsi,” shared Dahlia. “I read them again and again. The messages keep me company in this lonely season, and they inspire me to reveal Jesus to the hurting people all around me.”