Zimbabwe is going through a crisis. Shortages of power and food and a rise in crime have decimated this beautiful country but so too has a lack of doctrinally sound Christian resources. Many ministers have little to no study aids and some do not even own a Bible. One pastor says he is "dry." LEARN Global, an initiative of SIM, has partnered with various Christian publishers, including Langham Publishing, to bring spiritual water to this thirsty country.
LEARN Global aims to "develop and resource church leaders so that they
can teach and explain the Bible accurately and confidently."
LEARN Global (Leaders Equipping and Resourcing Network) grew from that need and aims to "develop and resource church leaders so that they can teach and explain the Bible accurately and confidently." eBooks and Bibles are now accessible via the LEARN Global app which is distributed on a computer tablet. Success is hinged on the quality of the resources provided and Langham Publishing has partnered with LEARN Global to provide a range of contextually relevant books targeted to meet the needs of leaders in Christian ministry in Zimbabwe.
In June 2019 the Pilot was launched and feedback from the thirty-six participants has been very encouraging. In November 2019 there will be fifty church leaders who will form the next phase of the project with over 300 tablets being targeted for 2020. Each tablet comes pre-installed with over forty resources including the popular Africa Bible Commentary. Solar packs and battery chargers accompany the tablet with the eBooks to ensure these resources can be used if electricity is minimal and can be used offline too if there is no internet connection available at any time.
Please pray for the work in Zimbabwe so pastors can say they are "no longer dry" and visit LEARN Global's website for further information www.churchleaderslearn.org.