21203 E. 283rd St. Harrisonville, MO 64701 info@wordfirstpublishing.org 816-380-3033

Fund Raising in 2024

Every year the Word First Bible Publishing ministry grows in the number of projects requested by churches and missionaries world wide.

To meet these requests WFBP is developing fund raiser plans to raise interest in the ministry and raise financial resources to help cover the costs of these projects.

In 2024 and 2025 we anticipate the following projects:

  • 15,000 whole bibles and 50,000 New Testaments to be sent to English speaking countries of north and west Africa
  • 5,000 Bibles for Southern Mexico and Central America
  • 4,000 Bibles for American Churches
  • 1,000 New Testaments for the country of Albania
  • Additional projects come to us by request each month so the list is always growing

Sign up to be part of the 1st Annual
Word First Sporting Clay shoot

On July 27th WFBP will host their first annual Sporting Clay shoot at Polecat Creek Skeet club in Harrisonville, MO. Click to get the details and to register   We will shoot at Polecat Creek Shotgun Park 
23424 S Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO 64701  

Sporting clay competition is like golf but with a shotgun. No two sporting clays stations (holes) are alike. Each station varies in terrain, background, and target flight path which has a lot to do with how targets are presented. Shooters progress through the course moving from one station to the next.

We are also having a Shotgun raffle

Word First is also raffling off a brand new 12 gauge shotgun. The tickets are for $25 and they will go fast. They must be purchased the day of the shoot. Federal firearms transfer laws will be followed to get the shotgun to the winner.

You can prayerfully partner with us to get the word of God out

Even if you cannot participate in this event you can always participate in supporting the needs of this bible distribution ministry by giving directly to help pay for bibles, maintain equipment and cover shipping costs,  click this link here to help with cost.

New Bible Trimmer on site

We are excited to announce that we have finally raised enough funds to acquire a new book trimmer to replace our old unit.

The old unit served us well but it was old and in not so good shape when we bought it. While it served us well it has recently started having a lot of downtime which we could deal with but the big problem came in the form of an industry term called end of life which means the manufacturer had designated our model as no longer worthy of supporting it. This meant we had no availability to spare parts or technical support. We were on our own.

After much prayer we opted to buy a new machine from a different company. We bought a Challenge Machinery CMT330TC which is state of the art, used in large facilities world wide and makes great cuts.

It was installed on March 11, 2023 and we are learning how to operate and service the machine. We can cut over 400 bibles an hour and New Testaments can be cut three or four at a time. We can also trim John and Romans booklets.

New CMT330 cutting whole bibles

First tests with English bibles

Squaring the book then pushing it under the blades for final cutting

We are very excited to see the quality of books that are coming off this machine. Our goal has always been to produce the best quality as a reflection of the author of the text, God who deserves to be glorified in all our work.

If you would like to know more about our ministry contact the church at 816-380-3033 and ask about having bibles or other texts for your ministries. We would be honored to partner with you.

Bibles make it to Zambia

Last fall in 2022 we shipped 300 whole English bibles to Rev. Douglas Sakuwaha in the capital to be used in training of chaplains who minister to the national Police, the military and chaplains who work at the university hospital

It is a privilege we can be a part of sending bibles to the field and know they are making it to those who need it. Everyone that received a bible was very excited to know the bible contained our discipleship lessons at the front of the bibles.

Douglas, a man who has invested his life in the ministry to work with these organizations could not express his gratitude in our donation to his training ministry and the assistance we had offered him through many years of partnership.

His goal is to eventually give a bible to every Police officer and to every person in the military so we are asking for help in covering the cost to assemble and ship these bibles.

you can donate by clicking here and giving to the ministry or specifically for Zambia.

Donate Here

Bibles on the way to Jamaica

More than five years ago Heartland Baptist Fellowship began supporting Missionary Evangelist Bob Weston, Bob’s ministry called Christ’s Love in Action was a ministry making a difference in the eastern part of the island. He had a request for King James Version Bibles with black covers and we committed to send him 1,000 bibles at the end of every year.

Bob went home to be with the Lord a few years ago but we have maintained our commitment to his ministry. This week we shipped another load of bibles to the ministry for their use through the year.

It is a great honor to be a part of such a ministry as the team continues to reach the lost with the gospel.

If you desire to support this annual project just go to the home page and click on the donate button. the cost for bibles is approximately $5.00 each but shipping and customs duties that have to be paid to get the bibles into the country can add another $1.25 to each bible.

Please pray that the bibles do not run into difficulty in transportation and that the distribution of bibles yields spiritual profit.

10,000 Spanish Bibles Plus other languages

Bearing Precious Seed in Milford Oh, one of our print suppliers asked us to take on a project to get 10,000 Spanish whole Bibles assembled and ready to ship to our missionary in the southern part of Mexico. From there the bibles will be disbursed to indigenous pastors and churches throughout southern Mexico and a large portion will be transported into Central America to be be used there to share the love of God for the souls of men, women, and families who need the hope that comes through the printed word and the Living Word, Jesus Christ.

We are blessed to have a large team of volunteers who come on Saturdays to assemble bibles by preparing the signatures, binding to their customized covers then trimmed and boxed then finally loaded on pallets ready to ship. We are also blessed because we have several churches share in the workload. This project includes Heartland Baptist Fellowship, and volunteers from three other local area churches.

In addition to getting these Spanish bibles ready to go, early last week we gave 75 Haitian Creole New Testaments to missionaries who train national pastors. We are also working on getting 3,750 French New Testaments to the country of Benin in Africa. Next week we will deliver 3 cases of Farsi children’s bibles and about 150 New Testaments to Afghani immigrants in the Kansas City area.

While we have a lot of work going on we also have several prayer needs:

  1. You can tell we need additional space to hold our equipment, our stock, and our people and still allow us to move around safely. Pray for wisdom on how / where to expand
  2. Pray for funds to help cover the costs for these scriptures as we try in all cases to send to the mission field at now cost to the missionary.
  3. Pray for our equipment to stay operational as we have a lot of older equipment.
  4. Pray for the safety of our volunteers.

Pro 30:5  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

First 2022 Project Complete

Starting in January 2022 the bible team set out to complete 1,700 bibles. 1,200 were to go to the Jackson County Jail Chaplain office in Kansas City to minister to the incarcerated men and women there. the remaining bibles were going for a local church to use as their guest bibles in their main sanctuary. at Grace and Truth Baptist Church.

The plan was to take two Saturdays in January to complete the work but because of difficulty with the final trim cutting machine the final work was completed on the first Saturday in February.

We had a tremendous team of workers each day and there was great fellowship and partnership in getting the word of God assembled and ready to send.

Jamaica bibles in country

Word First had committed to assembling and shipping bibles to Christ’s Love in Action, a ministry that was led by Brother Bob Weston. Bro Bob passed away a year ago but we are committed to his ministry and we shipped 1,000 bibles that were assembled during the 2019 Fall Bible conference.

The bibles where shipped from Word First through Miami but once they made it to Jamaica they were overlooked and remained in customs storage for several months. In early May we found them and had the fees processed and now they are in the faithful hands of Bro Bob’s co-workers who are so blessed to give them out.

we will be making another 1,000 bibles that you can participate in by sponsoring this next shipment. Financial support can be give here to help cover the costs of the bibles themselves which averages $2.50 per bible. Shipping varies but can run as has as an additional $1.00 to $1.50 per bible.

Brother Bob greatly appreciated our contribution to his ministry and he was always thankful and always wanted everyone to know that the Jamaican people loved the King James bible. shortly before he passed he wrote our senior pastor a letter and I want to include it here. It has moved our team to keep faithful to the work of assembling and sending bibles.

Bro Brian,

Precious greetings to you and all the Brethren in the mighty and matchless name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I trust that all is well with you and that you continue to abide faithful to the call of God, your witness for Christ, will serve to challenge many to a greater commitment to the mission in 2019.

First of all, let me acknowledge my sincere appreciation to you all, for the precious gift of Bibles. It was exactly what we needed in order to strike a decisive blow against the kingdom of darkness. In all my years of ministry in Jamaica, I’ve yet to see such a demand for Bibles on the part of the people, as we’ve recently witnessed. Wherever Bro Ever and I go, we are constantly being besieged for Bibles by folks from every walk of life. It may well be that it because it’s the KJV version, which is now in scarce supply. But they also make request because of the added information you’ve provided which is much help and assistance to them in coming to Christ and being discipled for Christ. The fact that the print is bigger, and the color attractive also adds to their appeal. My brother, I know these Bibles come at a great sacrifice to yourself, and for all those who gave not only of their time and energy, but also of their resources in making it possible for us to have them. As a team, we owe you a debt of gratitude for your sacrificial love on our behalf. Please let the folks know I greatly appreciate what they did, and that I believe it’s the perfect Bible with which to evangelize the lost.

We are giving thanks to the Lord for what is being accomplished as a result of our ongoing outreach to the hospital and in the street. Our Christmas-day fellowship was a blessing to all who attended, about a thousand folks came. They heard the gospel, to which some responded, and we administered Christ’s love in a very real, and tangible way to all who came.

My brother may the Lord ever bless and prosper you all.

For Christ’s sake,

Bro Bob

Partnering to Prepare Scripture for the World

The Word First Bible Publishing Ministry is looking for partners who are willing to financially support the work of the ministry and the projects that WFBPM has committed to taking on in 2020.

We need funding to cover several costs for the ministry. Your contribution will be a big blessing to completing the work.

First we need to pay for the printing of signatures. We partner with church printing ministries that have agreed to print the Word for us for which we are charged, then there is the shipping to get the signatures to us and then later to get the finished product to their destination. Any person or church can be a partner. You can click here to donate towards funding the work that needs to be done.

We recently purchased a Rossback stitcher to bind copies of John and Romans. The machine can staple up to 2,000 John and Romans per/hour.

Raising funds for equipment, supplies, repairs, paper, design of covers and all that supports the ministry is were you can help.

Commit to becoming a financial partner of Word First Bible Publishing Ministry.

The Bible Conference

Heartland Baptist Fellowship
10th Annual Bible Conference

Every year Heartland Baptist Fellowship transforms their church into a fully functioning assembly line to assemble as many Bibles or New Testaments as they can and this year is no exception. After ten years of assembling the Word of God to be shipped around the world the work is still just as vital and just as important.

The Bible Conference this year will be a busy one as Heartland plans to assemble the following in 4 days:

  • 4,000 English New Testaments to be sent to the Texas/Mexico border
  • 1,000 English whole Bibles for Jamaica
  • 1,000 English whole Bibles for HBF ministries
  • 1,650 Spanish whole Bibles for Oaxaca Mexico
  • 250 English Freedom Bibles for local jail ministries
  • 250 English Bibles for Harvest Baptist Church (not yet finalized)
  • 500 English Bibles for a Wounded Veterans outreach

 Great preaching from a variety of or own and guest pastors

Pastor’s Brian Hedges and Randy Foster both from Heartland Baptist Fellowship, as well as Pastors Tony Godfrey of Harvest Baptist Church in Iola, KS; Mike Blake of Maple City Baptist Church in Monmouth, Illinois, and Pastor Tom Brockmeyer of Harvest Baptist Church in Blue Springs, MO will encourage us from the scripture during the week.

 You can participate several ways:

  1. Plan to attend to hear from God through the preaching of the Word
    *  Services Sunday morning 9:00am and 10:30am
    *  Services Sunday night at 6:00pm
    *  Services Monday through Wednesday evenings 6:30pm  
  2. Plan to be a part of the assembly line work that goes on. There are needs for collating, rolling, checking, glue binding, trimming, and boxing
    *  Work begins right after conclusion of morning service
    *  Break for the evening service at 6:00pm
    *  Work begins again after evening service until 10pm
     Monday thru Wednesday 
    *  Work begins at 8:00am
    *  Break for evening service at 6:30pm
    *  Work begins again after evening service until 10pm  
  3. Volunteer to help serve the many meals that will feed the Bible assembly crews  
  4. Pray
    *  For the work to be completed safely
    *  For the workers to be encouraged
    *  For the ones who will receive the Bibles
    *  For the ministry teams who will distribute the Bibles  
  5. Financially support the project by giving now and throughout the year to help fund the Bible distribution projects year round. We still need to raise $8,000.00 to cover the cost of the conference and the Bibles we will be assembling. Those costs include the paper, the ink, the boxes, the shipping, and any customs fees due at border entry.

Sierra Leone Project

In July the Word First Bible Publishing team took on a major project in the armory to assemble 4,300 New Testaments bound for Sierra Leone and a missionary family there to share the word of God.

Many from Heartland also participated by joining in with the team to collate, check, prepare, bind, trim and box these English New Testaments in partnership with Spring City Baptist Church in Cleveland VA.

These New Testaments are part of a larger project that Spring City Baptist is conducting to send a total of 12,000 NT, 3,000 whole bibles, and 12,000 John and Romans booklets.

God has blessed HBF with a great team of people who together with members of someo of our sister churches in Kansas City metro area, make up a team of dedicated workers who not only believe the word of God in the King James Version is God’s word but they also have a great concern for God’s word to be shared around the world. The driving desire for the team is that everyone have a chance to possess God’s word in their language if possible or a language that as closely as possible speaks to their heart, the saving message of Christ and his death, burial, and glorious resurrection.

If you would like to support this ministry physically you can at any time join with us when we do projects. You can also support the ministry financially by donating to help cover the cost of scriptures. We do not charge missionaries for the bibles and other literature we give them but we do have to pay to have them printed and shipped so your contribution is always a blessing.

Our next big project is the annual Fall Bible Conference September 22 – 25 at Heartland. We will be assembling approximagly 8,500 New Testaments and bibles to ship to various places around the world. Plan to attend, help, and support this project and ministry.