The Power of the Printed Page

About 40 years before CLC Portugal was launched, literature work was, of course, carried out by others. Here is an unusual example:

A man turned up at the Vieira de Leiria dispensary one day saying that on the previous day, when on the neighbouring beach, he had noticed a bottle floating on the waves. Having got hold of it and opened it, he discovered it contained papers in a foreign language – or languages. However, as he turned them over, he came across something in Portuguese, which was John 3:16, on a sheet entitled ‘Good News in 20 Languages’ issued by the Printed Page Evangelistic Society of Belfast. The man knew that religious services were held in the dispensary so he thought someone there would be able to explain the mystery of the bottled papers. Thus, Sr. Veiera was afforded a good opportunity to tell him of Christ crucified and to supply him with Gospel tracts in Portuguese.

(Excerpt: ‘Clippings’, Floodtide Jan/Feb 1947)

Forever Grateful, CLC 75

Based on material first published in a 75th anniversary magazine, you will find stories from the 75 years of CLC. There are stories of God’s faithfulness and miracles, of people coming to faith and special ‘forever grateful’ moments.

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