The Hope Herald began publication in 1967. For radio listeners, it became a supplement to the sermons that they were hearing on-air. The topics and questions presented by these booklets made for a very popular discipleship resource. Without the world-wide-web, radio and print were the only means we had to communicate the Gospel and to edify disciples. Even today, for much of Africa, printed materials are still highly-valued.
But print is not dead to the first world either. How many of you use a Sunday School quarterly or other Bible study materials? The third world does not have access to many such resources. But they can receive a Bible Study Guide, once a year, the same way they receive the Hope Bible: in the mail, or through a partner ministry. We aim to equip those who are poor in resources and rich in faith to learn more about God.
On the radio, they can hear the Word. With a Hope Bible, they can read the Word. And with a Hope Herald, they can learn how to study the Word and to discuss important questions with fellow believers.