Thank you for your Support – 2023 Report

2023年 年次報告

Thank you for your continual support for the work of New Life Ministries. Last year, we were able to distribute the Word of God greatly thanks to your prayer and support.
We would like to share a report of projects and printing achievements from January through December 2023.

Overall Scripture Printing Report

In 2023, a combination of favorable circumstances allowed us to print an unprecedented number of Bibles and Manga Bibles in recent years. This totaled approximately 3,610,000 pieces of Scripture. In particular, the Manga was printed in high quantities.

The Bibles and Manga printed in 2023 are as follows:

  • Swedish New Testament Bibles
  • Ukrainian Bible
  • Spanish Jesus Storybook
  • Spanish PDT Bibles
  • Arabic New Testaments
  • German Kicker Bible
  • French Jesus Bible
  • Oromo Bible
  • Ndebele Bible
  • Niuafo’ou Bible
  • Turkish Bible
  • English Story of Hope
  • English Biker Bible
  • English New Testament
  • English Study Bible
  • English ERV Bible
  • Bibles for Asian countries (Undisclosed countries where Christians are persecuted)
  • Spanish Manga Messiah, Manga Metamorphosis, Manga Mutiny
  • Hindi, Telugu, English Manga Messiah
  • English Manga Mission
  • Japanese Manga Mission
  • Various Manga titles in Swahili
  • English The Messiah
  • Tagalog Manga Messiah
  • French Manga Messiah, Manga Messiah, Manga Mutiny, Manga Majesty
  • English Manga Messiah
  • Turkish Manga Messiah, Manga Metamorphosis
  • Arabic Manga Messiah, Manga Metamorphosis, Manga Mutiny
  • Ukraine Manga Messiah
  • Russian Manga Messiah
  • Polish Manga Messiah
  • German Manga Messiah
  • Kurdish Manga Messiah
  • Portuguese Manga Messiah, Manga Metamorphosis
  • Norwegian The Messiah
  • Japanese Manga Messiah, Manga Mutiny, Manga Majesty
  • Manga (Undiclosed countries where Christians are persecuted)

Our factory has been running day and night in order to print. Our facility needs repair, and manpower is low, however it was only by your prayers that made it possible to print such large volumes of Bibles and Manga. We really appreciate your prayer and support.

Ukrainian Bibles

ウクライナ語聖書Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, upon the request of the Ukrainian Bible Society and New Life Ministries Norway, we have printed many Ukrainian Bibles.

In 2022, a total of 135,000 copies of the Bible (both full Bibles and NTs) have been printed, and in 2023, we were able to print 335,000 more copies of the Bible. This means, we have printed 470,000 copies of Ukrainian Bibles altogether. The Bibles have already arrived in Ukraine, and Ukrainian Bible Society and New Life Ministries Norway have been distributing them. At New Life Ministries, we have covered the cost of JPY 26 million, which accounts for 60,000 copies. The remaining cost is JPY 18,397,000 (as of Feb 15th 2024). We are still seeking support for this cost. Please remember to pray and support us.

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The Manna Project

Manna Project has startedIn 2023, the “Manna Project” began.
This project is a special project which came to pass thanks to the support of people who have a burden for literature evangelism in Japan. This project provides full color manga booklets The Messiah, The Mutiny and The Majesty competely free of charge, that recipient can use for evangelism through their church or in their own outreach activities.
Since the project began in March 2023, 420 people have requested material totaling more than 92,000 copies.

We have also been providing these with different seasonal themes, including Christmas and Easter.
Please use it for your outreach!
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Tagalog Manga Messiah

フィリピン語のマンガIn 2023, we co-operated with our mission partner, World Vision Philippines, and took part in a project which distributed 38,400 copies of Tagalog Manga Messiah to children in the Philippines.

Thankfully, the offering of 600,000 JPY for the shipping fee for this project has been met. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks for your prayer and support. Please look forward to the report of this project, which is coming soon!

2023 Printing Report

We were able to print over 3.5 million Bibles and gospel literature and sent to all parts of the world in 2023.

Breakdown Per Project

Ordinary Bibles1,577,295 copies
Manga Project1,492,016copies
Asia Project539,528 copies
Total3,608,839 copies

Breakdown Per Region

Africa251,740 copies
Europe1,355,722 copies
US & Canada197,204 copies
Latin America71,464 copies
Caribbean287,000 copies
Middle east72,120 copies
North Asia591,541 copies
South Asia115,200 copies
Southeast Asia653,808 copies
Oceania13,040 copies
Total3,608,839 copies

Let us continue to press on with this world mission as we move forward into 2024.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support.


Online Giving

For donations originating from Japan and non-North American countries.

For donations originating from Canada and the U.S.A.

  • Donations can be made using these Credit/Debit cards
  • Donations will be processed by our ministry partner, GLINTS, using the DonorSnap System
  • Gifts given through our U.S. partner are tax deductible (U.S. only)
  • Please add a note in the comments section of the donate page if you want your gift to go to a specific project.
  • Non-designated funds will be allocated to the project where it is most needed.
  • Click here to review our three current ministry projects.

New Life Ministries is a non-denominational Christian ministry committed to serving the Lord by printing and sending Bibles and Gospel literature to Japan and the rest of the world, in each people group’s heart language.
Beginning in 1954, under the name New Life League, the ministry reached out to children, provided Gospel literature, and did evangelism through radio broadcast.
Later on, the work shifted more to the collection and printing of Gospel literature as the main focus.
Throughout history, there has always been a call for the supply of Bibles, and New Life Ministries has continued to do all that it can to meet the demand. Our purpose is to see Japan changed for Jesus, and that the whole world be filled with His precious Word.

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