Under the leadership of Jean-Luc Cosnard, Zondervan’s French branch, Editions Vida, is raising euros to offer special library sets to 2500-3000 pastors in Ivory Coast. A set includes a study Bible and 15 books on different subjects, from how to prepare and preach sermons, to commentaries, doctrinal reference books, and books on leadership and management.
“It is a big challenge!” says Cosnard. “We invest a lot in missions in order to help the poorest French-speaking countries in Africa and the Islands to get the message of God through good books. They have a real need of solid teaching literature and Bibles.”