Impact Stories

Every day, God is transforming people’s hearts and calling them to Himself through His Word

God has been working through His servants in locations like Nicaragua, Uganda, Peru, Kenya, and Ukraine. Lives are being transformed in the name of Jesus. The following stories beautifully demonstrate how the Spirit is miraculously moving in our home country and around the world. 

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Never Outrun

Pete frequently travels significant distances throughout Western Canada. Occasionally, he stops to pick up travellers to help pass the time. He finds this creates opportunities to share the gospel.  One day, as Pete was driving along the highway, he suddenly felt an urge to check if he had Scr ...

Preparing to Lament: Dave and Jacinda

Dave: At 40 years of age, I finally did it. I went on a mission trip. I say “finally” because I’d learned something about myself 16 years ago, during our honeymoon. I’d discovered that I do not enjoy travelling!  I didn’t enjoy the foreign land, the foreign language, the foreign food, the fore ...

After God Stepped In

Our outreach group stood outside a homeless shelter, 15 degrees below zero. Bundled up in thermal layers and masks covering our faces, we shared the gospel with the folks dropping-in. We prayed with many people and gifted them with Scriptures.  After about a half-hour of evangel ...

Salvation on the Kenyan Streets

The 35 pastors in Nairobi who attended our evangelism training session over Zoom were encouraged to go out with their churches and share the gospel along the streets. Equipped with Bibles and Hope magazines, they were ready to put into practice what they had learned, preaching the Good News in their ...

The Redemption Bible: An Inmate’s Reflection 

John Paul is a site-based chaplain at a penitentiary center in Dorchester, New Brunswick. Chaplains are always looking for material that inmates find helpful for their spiritual growth. He has used both the Redemption Bible and magazine for ministry purposes and was recently approached by an inmate ...

Last Chance

Mila is a member who works at a hospital in Calgary. No matter where she is, Nurse Mila tries to be equipped for evangelism with a copy of Scripture close by.  One day, Mila felt a strong urge to share the love of Christ with one of her patients—a woman in critical condition. She tried to supp ...

Nothing Happier

19-year old Flora, shares a powerful testimony of how your gifts are making their way to shine a light in the darkest places. The gospel changes everything, and that’s what Flora is experiencing thanks to you. “I am the witness of the black days of my people during COVID-19. Although we become used ...

Biking the Grid

Rain, snow, or shine, Ross hops on his bicycle to see where God will lead him to evangelize. He has found an effective way to reach the people on his grid—strolling along local bike paths with Scriptures tied to the front and sides of his bicycle. During his travels, Ross often shares the gospel wit ...

From Sorcerer to Spiritual Counsellor

In many parts of South Asia, witchcraft has been passed down through generations. For years, young Rowen grew up watching his mother perform spells and magic in their village. His mother’s example led Rowen to become a powerful shaman in his adult years. His fame grew and people began paying him to ...

Godsend

For all his young life, Max was impressed with the idea that good works granted salvation.  After receiving a little New Testament in elementary school, Max took to reading the Scripture regularly. But it wasn’t until after he had graduated high school that he formed a true relationship with J ...

Rest in Hope

It had only been a few days since Pastor Jairo had arranged for a team to bring Scripture magazines into the local hospital and pray with the patients.  As he made his way down the hallway where the group had ministered earlier that week, Jairo stopped suddenly. A nurse was wheeling a gurney i ...

Network Connecting: Zoom Evangelism

“The Lord’s delight is in those who fear Him, those who put their hope in His unfailing love.” (Psalm 147:11) Many Christians have read this verse and come to realize that “putting our hope in God” is no passive thing. It means directing others who have no hope to His unfailing love.  GO Team ...

COVID-Positive

It’s become clear that this pandemic isn’t just a phase. While we’ve been able to visit here and there in small groups and go about socially-distanced routines, people are still suffering. That suffering takes many forms, like poverty, loneliness, mental illness, and of course physical illness.  ...

Cross Exchange

Chad walked along a dusty road littered with garbage. He stopped at a dead end, where an animated group of children were kicking around a football. They caught him staring, and Chad took the opportunity to call the kids to his side. “Hey! I have something for you!”  The kids came running and ...

Renewed in the River

A chapter meeting should be a safe space. It’s a time to share what God is doing, to pray and plan for the future, to celebrate, and to strengthen one another. That’s why we do all we can to create a welcoming atmosphere for people participating for the first time—you never know who might need it. ...

Feathers and Faithfulness

Denise adores her chicken farm, and more importantly, she loves Jesus. This Godly woman has found a way to put these two passions together—using baby chickens to share the gospel. Denise has long been invested in the chicken business. But this year, when customers came to pick up their new fuzzy li ...

Zakhar’s New Worldview

 16-year-old Zakhar lives in a small village in the Zaporozhye region of Ukraine, where his grandmother is raising him on her own.  About a year ago, Zakhar began to attend the local church. Dealing with behavioural issues associated with developmental delays from his childhood, Zakhar wa ...

Spiritual Food

In Uganda, if you’re going to be hungry at 1 pm, you ask to eat around 11 am. Expect a couple of hours—it’s a basic rule of thumb for any East African event. This is just one of the customs you pick up on as a western 'mzungu.'  I have spent many months living in Uganda, but it wasn’t until Ja ...

Chilean Chispa

 "We have worked with ShareWord Global here in Chile for more than five years now. We've been able to get to know them and do activities in schools, parks and low-income communities–reaching people with the gospel. They've shown us a different style in which to effectively share God's Word.&nbs ...

Broken Into Redemption

It’s been over 40 years since Stratford chapter member, Art, has used drugs or indulged in alcohol. And for four years, Art has been using the lessons he learned during that period of his life to witness to inmates at the Stratford prison. “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and br ...

William: Gideon Legacy

At 96, William has been an active Gideon member in Canada for 68 years! Bill has participated in the growth of The Gideons International In Canada and the development of ShareWord Global, and has witnessed the impact of thousands of new believers blessed by the ministry!  Bill recently ex ...

One Night at Camp

I, Alexandra, emigrated from Russia to Canada in 1998. At the time, my family was a single-income home. Because we were in a low-income bracket, someone recommended the Scott Mission Christian Camp, an overnight camp for kids whose families couldn’t afford to send their children otherwise. We eagerl ...

Domestic Evangelism: Addressing the Misconception

Humans naturally gravitate towards others with shared experiences and mutual connections. We feel most comfortable in conversations with people who live in the same geographical area, have similar backgrounds, enjoy the same foods, watch the same sports, listen to the same genre of music, agree on p ...

The Hitchhiker

It was nighttime; cold and murky. The arctic autumn mist made it difficult to see even five metres ahead. Long-standing Gideon Member, Alex Bergen, had no intention of making an impromptu detour on the way home from an evangelism trip to Northern British Colombia. Although his mind and spirit were o ...

Calgary Stampede Outreach

You can find people waiting to hear good news in any crowd—but in a gathering of thousands, opportunities to share the gospel come in droves. Andrew, Regional Manager in Alberta and Saskatchewan, has taken to heart the mission to reach the masses. With the assistance of a local pastor, Andrew launch ...

The Little Gospel House

Last month, my husband and I put together a little “Gospel House” outside our home. First, we set up a house-shaped box at the end of our driveway. Then we arranged Scripture resources on the main shelf and filled the shelf above with various non-perishable food items—all free for anyone who passes ...

Judy and Sid: UK Members Serving in Uganda

Judy: "This trip has been such a blessing. I am so thrilled that Sidney and I had the chance to work with ShareWord Global. They do it very differently from the mission groups we’ve been with before. They have such wonderful tools like the Hope magazine. The fact that it’s been contextualized for U ...

David's Special Delivery

“It's an unusual time, so I did something unusual in the village.” These were the words of David Olive, a humble gentleman from a small village in southern New Brunswick. Although his evangelism actions may have seemed a bit unusual, the Easter weekend activities of Mr. Olive left a resonating impa ...

Eternally Healed

Alexei lives in a small village in Russia. He is partially paralyzed due to a stroke and struggles to move freely around his home. After the stroke, Alexei did not receive any support from his family and felt extremely neglected by his loved ones. This pain turned into bitterness towards everyone in ...

Suiting Up to Share the Gospel

Compared with other developing countries, Peru is a relatively safe country for travellers, with few internal threats. Still, members on the GO Trip this fall were instructed to prepare by dressing in battle attire. On the morning of September 24, GO Trip Participant, Les, issued the challenge to t ...

Unending Revival

Is it true that when GO Teams leave, so does a yearning for the Word? No! With the local church partnership model ShareWord Global has begun in Uganda, we are seeing continued growth. During the January 2020 GO Trip to Entebbe, hundreds of Ugandans were given a copy of the Hope or Essuubi magazine ...

When Harold Met Hector

Harold, a middle-aged Go Trip participant from Sweden, was walking along the streets of Santigo, Chile—a heavy stack of colourful Esperanza magazines tucked inside his leather briefcase. As he approached the city shoreline, he spotted a man sitting on a bench. He sat down and humbly introduced ...

Men of God

An energetic high school teacher by profession and first-time street evangelist, Scott brought a profound perspective on the dynamics of the Entebbe GO Trip. “Our team had a real mix of young people, older people, and middle-aged people. We had someone who was 78 years old, and then we also had a 2 ...

A New Beginning for Evgenia

Whether you are able to recall the day you were baptized, an infant held in your mother's arms, or maybe you are currently exploring the idea—when a child of Christ is brought into the family, it's completely transformational. Baptism is the moment God reaches down and marks someone as His own. It i ...

'Yesu Kwagala'

Angela, although originally timid about her ability to evangelize, shares a courageous experience where she confidently leads a young man to Christ! “My name is Angela; I’m 21 years old. I had the chance to experience a ShareWord Global Outreach trip to Entebbe, Uganda. I came on this trip not know ...

Finding Strength in Him

“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength…they will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31) The village landscape took my breath away. Ugandan hillsides are glorious, but keep you panting as you walk up their winding slopes. I tried to ignore my aching ca ...

Liberation from Bondage

A hospital can be an intimidating place to share the gospel. People are sick, doctors are busy, and patients’ emotions are low. Though it may have been difficult for the Nicaragua GO Team members to muster up the emotional, physical, and spiritual strength to preach at Manolo Morales Hospital, God ...

One Magazine, Two Souls

Dr. Rios, the head doctor at our local hospital here in Lima, takes his job very seriously. In the protection of his patients, he has been very strict about following COVID protocols. He has finally allowed me to safely give the staff and patients an Esperanza magazine. Though he's is not yet a ...

Christ Revealed to Adolfo

God is our only true comfort, the place we confide when all else seems hopeless. This is how one Peruvian man discovered contentment in Christ after suffering months of physical, mental and spiritual turmoil.   Juan Carlos approached Adolfo, who was lying in a lonely hospital bed. He handed t ...

Jesus Loves Me; This I Know

After a long afternoon of sharing Essuubi (Hope) magazines in the heart of Entebbe with a local church, I noticed an unfamiliar little girl trailing behind the children in our group. She looked to be about two years old, though I suspected her small stature was due to malnutrition and guessed her ag ...

Forever Friends

Deborah and the other GO Team members cautiously wandered through a district of Nicaragua that’s primarily known for dump-diving, unsure why God had called them to witness in this uncomfortable setting. The people who reside in this hilly region live far below the national poverty line, making mere ...

Saving Souls in Jesus Name

Jesus Manuel is a local shoe cobbler in the city of Leon, Nicaragua. This is the story of how GO Team Member, Deb, helped this man come to know Christ and the miraculous Kingdom growth which is already happening because of it.   As I walked past a little work stool on the crowded streets of L ...

Miracle in the Marketplace

Ricky, a lonely Chilean man, sat still amongst the bustle of a busy shopping plaza. Hundreds of people passed by, yet he remained disengaged from the rush of the marketplace. A young female approached; she handed Ricky an Esperanza magazine. The woman smiled, “I have this gift for you.” As Ricky cu ...

A Heart for Ukrainian Children

Although Christmas is a joyful season, many of us dread the hecticness of purchasing, organizing, and wrapping gifts. We often end up buying dozens of presents: new toys for children, fancy chocolates for co-workers, gift cards for relatives and friends…some of us may have even bought a new chew-toy ...

Out of the North

“Out of the north comes golden splendour; around God is awesome majesty.” (Job 37:22) This past February, my friend Ron and I set out on an evangelism trip to the Northwest Territories. We loaded our truck with 70 boxes of Bibles and Scripture magazines—half to be distributed and the other half to ...

Natasha's Gratitude Letter

I would like to sincerely thank you for your work and mission to make Scripture resources available to people! Through the Holy Spirit, one of your little red New Testaments found its way into my hands. I cried out to God in a time of distress, asking if He was real and to make Himself known to me. ...

Maxwel: Youngest Pastor in Nicaragua

Just a few blocks from a local school in Managua, Nicaragua, stood a tiny house with no windows and a little porch out front. A young woman emerged with a baby straddled on her hip. She eagerly invited us inside the home and we humbly agreed, each finding an open space to sit in the small, dark livi ...

Little Ears Hear a Big Message

GO Trip leader, Les, towered above a boisterous crowd of Peruvian elementary school children lined up for their morning classes. His obvious foreignness intrigued the children. As he quietly watched them interact, Les’ heart beat with excitement as he recalled the days he used to dart playfully arou ...

Precious in His Sight

Summer vacation is a joy for Ukrainian children! Their leisure becomes very diverse: outdoor games, hiking by the river, basking in the sun, trips with their parents to the sea and, of course… day camp! Through our partnership with Mission Eurasia, young evangelists travel from village to village, ...

Destiny's Note

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14)  So it's clear that Jesus calls young people to Himself. He isn't a God who waits to take notice of someone until they reach a certain age—Christ l ...

The Voice of Comfort

Dan Borody was nervous to be evangelizing at the new Catholic elementary school in Sarnia, Ontario. Equipped with 50 Scriptures for the children, Dan humbly expected Christ to speak through him and was confident in his ability to teach kids about the importance of regularly reading God’s Word. But ...

Faith Like a Child

Abigail is a spunky eight-year-old whose eyes sparkle with passion for Jesus. So in love with Christ and His Word, she reached out to TGIC | SWG to share why she loves her Bible so much, and thank those who supply Scriptures for kids who don’t know Jesus. Excitedly, Abi explained how she strives t ...

How Rod Met God

My life has been a wild ride. It’s a long story—61 years to be exact! But it all began with my loving mother. Everything my mom taught me as a child makes sense now. I received my first Bible back in elementary school, but I was too focused on other things to read it. Even from six years old, I wa ...

L'amour de Jesus

Human beings love to celebrate the idea of love—especially on February 14. For the week of Valentine’s Day this year, a chapter in Quebec held a series of outreach events to celebrate the most precious Love of all.  On some of the coldest nights of the year, a team of 24 people ignited with a ...

Sisters in Christ

For members in the Sherbrooke-L'Estrie area of Quebec, the 2019 summer season wrapped up with a wonderful community BBQ fundraiser. Not only did people generously contribute to sharing God’s Word around the world, but the Lord used the event to welcome two of His daughters into the kingdom. As the ...

An Unexpected Outcome

For the last 7 years, our chapter has been doing a bi-weekly outreach here in Calgary. This time, it was ten of us at the homeless shelter. An hour before we left, I got a word from the Lord to do a teaching on the whiteboard. I asked everyone, “What is the gospel? If you had to tell us the most i ...

Blinded By Sin, Redeemed Through Christ

Konstantin, an active leader with Mission Eurasia in Siberia, has clearly felt the hand of Christ guiding him throughout the tumultuous times in his life. Over 43 years, God has shown up faithfully through every obstacle. Our ShareWord Global story-gathering team had the opportunity to meet with thi ...

Swing Wide

In July 2019, the government of Nicaragua reached out to invite ShareWord Global representatives to an exclusive meeting with their presidential secretary. Our team was thrilled, optimistic about receiving permission to evangelize and distribute Scriptures within government-run institutions. But wi ...

Sparking Passion for Jesus

Ontario members, Brennen and Erin, sent a fantastic report from a kid's camp they hosted at their church last summer. This year, the couple decided to gift each camper with a Spark magazine. And the spiritual impact was even deeper than they could have imagined!   "The Innerkip Presbyterian C ...

Harriet’s Heart for Her People

When we joined Harriet’s church for an afternoon of evangelism, she had been anxiously counting down the days to our arrival. Harriet was delighted about the opportunity to evangelize in her own village. She had heard we were bringing Scripture magazines and was thrilled at the thought of being equ ...

'Essuubi' for Uganda

During the January 2020 Entebbe GO Trip, the Essuubi ('Hope' in Luganda) magazine translation was distributed for the first time! Receiving an Essuubi magazine was revolutionary for Ugandan locals—many only speak and understand the language of Luganda. In just 10 days of ministry, over 11,000 p ...

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