Celebrating 10 Years of Theological Famine Relief

Matt Smethurst and Bill Walsh | March 3, 2016


It’s been 10 years since International Outreach launched as an initiative of Desiring God. Over that time the ministry—which has since moved to The Gospel Coalition—has provided “theological famine relief” for numerous nations with little or no access to faithful Christian literature. TGC International Outreach (TGC IO) has sent books to more than 130 countries, placing them in the hands of pastors who lack a firm grasp of the gospel and perhaps flirt with false teaching. (In 2015 alone, through donations and “packing hope” trips from people like you, TGC IO distributed 120,814 resources—60 titles in 16 languages to 81 countries.)

I corresponded with Bill Walsh, director of TGC IO, about encouraging stories from the past decade, exciting plans for the future, and more.


What’s the most exciting thing International Outreach has accomplished in the last 10 years?

Far and away the most exciting thing to me personally has been how the Lord has brought us global missions partners who work in so many countries around the world and take along our free theological resources.

In the beginning I would’ve never dreamed that over the next decade we’d see books go to more than 130 countries. My team has been privileged to have a little window into God’s global vision…


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