This page highlights pictures from projects supported by Acts of Grace within the most recent five years.
Photos are listed in alphabetical order by charity name. Click on the charity's name to be redirected to its website. Click on the Grant Description link to learn more about each grant. These pictures are used with the express permission of the organization that provided them and are not to be reproduced for any other purpose.
East Africa Recording and Distribution Project (Kenya, Tanzania)
Grant Year: 2018
Global Recordings Network works with language helpers to translate Bible Story scripts into their mother tongue then make a digital audio recording of the script. Languages selected are those currently without Scripture in their mother tongue or with limited access to a local church.
Audio recordings are uploaded to playback devices, SD cards, CDs and uploaded to the 5fish app for free download to mobile devices. The recordings are paired with Bible picture books to help pastors and missionaries effectively communicate the Gospel of Christ to unreached peoples and oral based language groups.
Global Recordings Network staff meet with Pastors to demonstrate how to use the audio-visual materials and to distribute the recordings and Bible picture books for use in their ministry. Pastors, church leaders and missionaries use the audio recordings and Bible picture books to share the Bible messages.
Digitizing Biblical Resources for the Middle Eastern Church (Middle East)
Grant Year: 2022
Despite growing security concerns, the Middle Eastern church is growing with increasing spiritual hunger and a deepening desire for Christian teaching. Locally-owned national Christian publishers are able to translate, create and distribute theological books written by and for Majority World Church leaders in the local language and with sensitivity to local issues. Where the local national church is small or there are few national Christian writers the emphasis of these publishers is on translation of high-quality works identified by national leaders.
Langham Partnership equips Majority World church leaders by helping well-managed locally-owned national Christian publishers become self-sustaining such that they are able to support a maturing church with high-quality biblical and theological books. Many of these resources are not commercially viable for western publishers but are highly impactful for national teaching and mission ministries, serving preachers, students & educated laypeople seeking Christian teaching.
This grant supports a locally-owned Christian publisher in digitizing key biblical resources for electronic distribution and download for the Middle Eastern church. The digitization of these resources will support their long-term availability to the Middle Eastern church, especially where there are concerns that the opportunity for foreign missions may soon close and only locally owned publishers will survive. Digital availability of these resources will also increase the privacy and security of the individuals accessing them as well as appeal to a technology savvy audience.
Required Reading to Train French Biblical Counselors
(Canada, France, Switzerland, Cameroon, Haiti)
Recurring Grant - Grant Years: 2018-2020
This project provides for the French translation of all remaining required reading books for the Certificate of Biblical Counseling program developed in partnership with CCEF and SEMBEQ.
Pictured here: Matthieu Caron (Professor of Biblical Counseling at SEMBEQ and President of Fondation du Counseling Biblique (French-Speaking Biblical Counseling Foundation)) teaches a Biblical Counseling class at SEMBEQ.
These 20 books are necessary for the full development and implementation of the Certificate program in Quebec. With a completed set of French-language books, this program will also be developed in French-speaking Europe, the Caribbean and Africa.
Pictured here: Biblical Counseling students at Genevan Bible Institute (Switzerland) study with the books translated to French. Many of these students are only able to pursue studies in Biblical Counseling because of these newly translated French-language materials.
The resources are important tools to disciple and build up the French-speaking Church around the world The resources will also be used by French-language pastors in their ministry. French-language Bible-based resources are often unavailable (out of print) or inaccessible (high price).
Pictured here: Eight of the nine Biblical Counseling books and booklets newly translated into French and published in 2019.