We have received the very sad news that Jan Mungeam, the founder of Sovereign World Trust, passed away on Saturday 9th December after suffering a severe stroke on October 17th. Our thoughts and prayers are her husband Chris and his family. There will be a private family funeral but a Thanksgiving service is being held on Saturday January 6th at 11am. This will be held at Tonbridge Baptist Church TN10 3HZ.
Jan founded the Trust in October 1986 and led for some 20 years. Around the same time her husband Chris established Sovereign World Ltd, the Christian publisher, to provide books which embraced the needs and insights of the charismatic renewal with books that offered a respectful approach to scripture and the work of the Holy Spirit. God impressed on Jan the verse in Timothy 2 verse 2. Her vision was to help in extending God's Kingdom to Pastors and Leaders in the poorer nations where Christian teaching books were either unavailable or/and unaffordable.
From humble beginnings in the family kitchen and garage, consignments of books were packed and despatched as financial support grew. Over the years of her leadership, many hundreds of thousands of books were supplied free to pastors, colleges and conference centres in approximately 160 nations. In addition books were also translated into many languages.
Although she handed over operational involvement some years ago, the Trust remained in her heart. The photograph shows her at our Book Fayre on September 23rd, shortly before she was taken ill.
We thank God for her willingness to step out in faith and for her sensitive and obedient heart. The core values she established remain: prayer and dependence on God, concern for the poorest nations - that they should receive the best and most relevant that we have to offer. We thank God for her thoughtfulness and her example. Her legacy is rich and continuing. She has run the race set before her and is now with the One she served so faithfully.
Sovereign World Trust
Kent TN11 0ZS
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We are a UK registered charity, No 327284