Korean Publishing House Propagating Islamic Evangelism through Published Works

NSD News December 25, 2023

Send Ellen G. White Writings; ‘Steps to Christ’ and ‘The Desire of Ages’ to support

During the Urdu prophetic publishing event, Pastor Gee Sung-bae (far right) expressed gratitude for Adventist Press’s support.

The publishing missions support from the Korean Publishing House (CEO: Nam Soo-myung) has illuminated Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim country.

On December 2nd, during the Sabbath service of the Pakistan Adventist Seminary & College’s centennial celebration, the dedication of the Urdu prophetic and Bible study series, supported by the Korean Publishing House, was held. Urdu, primarily spoken in South Asia and serving as Pakistan’s national language, connects over 200 million people.

The Korean Publishing House supported the distribution of 10,000 copies of ‘Steps to Christ’ and 3,000 copies of ‘The Desire of Ages.’ The former was sponsored as part of their independent publishing mission, while the latter was a collaborative effort involving translation and production expenses, including printing and transportation.

KPH’s involvement in Pakistan isn’t new. In 2020, they sent 1,000 copies of ‘The Desire of Ages’ as part of the ‘Autumn Leaves Project.’

Locally, there’s a positive reception. Pastor Gee Sung-bae, President of Pakistan Adventist Seminary & College, highlighted the significance of ‘Steps to Christ,’ describing it as an essential text that introduces the core of Christianity to Muslims displaying interest. The book’s goal is to guide Christians, both established Adventists and recent converts, away from syncretic beliefs toward a genuine understanding of Christianity’s essence.

He continued his gratitude, “‘The Desire of Ages’ will be distributed among local Adventist and Protestant leaders and used as a Bible study guide at the Seminary.”

Nam Soo-myung, CEO of KPH, expressed hope, saying, “I hope these booklets will serve as a potent tool for spreading the gospel in Muslim countries like Pakistan. Going forward, KPH will actively support Muslim evangelism, including Pakistan. I urge all churches and believers to take a keen interest and commit to this initiative.”

Alongside KPH, individual donors generously provided 1,000 copies of the ‘It Is Written’ Bible study series, bolstering ministry endeavors. These resources are designed as study guides for missionaries, pastors, and trained church members. Pastor Gee Sung-bae conveyed his hope that these materials would prove invaluable for associated initiatives, as many Pakistanis are eager to explore the Bible. However, their access to translated study materials has been limited, hindering their deeper understanding.

Pakistan, a predominantly Muslim nation in the northwest of the Indian subcontinent, gained independence from British rule in 1947 due to religious conflicts. Initially divided into East Pakistan and West Pakistan, later recognized as Pakistan. In 1971, East Pakistan became independent as Bangladesh. With a population of 240 million, it stands as the world’s fifth most populous country. However, 97% of its population is Muslim, leaving Christians as a small minority, with less than 20,000 Adventists.