Merry Christmas to Family and Friends!
As the year draws to a close, the International Scripture Ministries, Inc. team and I would like to extend a heartfelt Merry Christmas to our visitors, family, and friends. In this festive season of celebrating our Savior, we reflect on a year marked by momentum, growth, and the profound impact of sharing God’s Word.
Unstoppable Growth in 2023
To God be the glory, 2023 has been a pivotal year for ISM, characterized by innovation and expansion. With the launch of 49 new language apps and global teaching apps, we’ve taken significant strides in making the Bible accessible to diverse communities. Our advancements in emerging technologies, like AI and machine learning, have enhanced our outreach and deepened the way individuals engage with scripture.
None of this year’s achievements would have been possible without you – our partners. Your prayers, collaboration, and generosity have been the cornerstone of our success. As we reflect on this shared journey, we are reminded of the power of unity in furthering the Kingdom of God.
The Book of Kells: A Symbol of Divine Narrative
This shared journey of spreading God’s Word brings to mind a pivotal experience for me this year during a visit to Ireland. Seeing the historic Book of Kells, an intricately decorated manuscript preserving the four Gospels, profoundly impacted me. The Book of Kells’ existence is a testament to God’s unstoppable Word, a divine narrative that transcends generations and communicates in every heart language. Witnessing this ancient masterpiece, I was struck by its profound simplicity and its powerful purpose: to bring the teachings of Jesus Christ to people in a way they could intimately understand and embrace.
That timeless message and artistic majesty serve as a vivid reminder of ISM’s enduring mission – to make the teachings of Jesus Christ accessible and relatable to all. Like those ancient scribes, we are committed to ensuring unhindered access to God’s Word. Using modern technology to amplify the work of the Holy Spirit, ISM strives to provide the Scriptures in every heart language, guiding believers in their walk of faith. Our mission is simple in purpose yet monumental in impact, embodying the essence of Jesus’ teachings and the Great Commission.
Ireland’s rich historical tapestry also reflects the evolving blend of cultures and beliefs in our world today. The arrival of diverse immigrants, each bringing their unique stories and hopes, echoes the past when groups like the Vikings came to Irish shores, bringing change and challenges. Remarkably, many found transformation through the gospel, which is deeply ingrained in Ireland’s culture. This fusion of faith with every aspect of life is beautifully symbolized by the Celtic Knot, the inseparable bond between Faith, Work, Freedom, and Prosperity.
Embracing Our Mission
With exciting recent additions to our team, we are poised to make a new and significant impact. Our vision goes beyond our borders, reaching the homelands of immigrants, where the biblical truths they encounter can instantly impact their families.
In the coming year, we will be implementing an advanced Scripture distribution and teaching platform. This endeavor is not just a technological leap; it is a tribute to our Lord and the early church Christians who risked their lives to preserve and spread the gospel message.
As we celebrate this Christmas, the ISM Team would like to extend our deepest thanks for your prayers, faith, love, and support. Together, we are reaching the world with the Word of God.
May this Christmas season be a time of joy, reflection, and blessings for you and your loved ones. Together, let’s continue to spread the love of Jesus Christ into the new year and beyond.
Troy Carl | President
International Scripture Ministries, Inc.