Drawing is a universal language

picture%20of%20picture%20books%20and%20atlasAbout comic book Jesus Messiah. Published in Wycliffe Global Alliance by Geert Hoekstra, december 2014.

When Willem was an adult everything came together after he started to work for an advertisement agency. He discovered that what he really wanted to do was make a comic about the life of Jesus. “This was my dream, my vision, and I love Jesus,” he shares. “I wanted people to get to know my Jesus, my hero.”
Willem wanted his project to be distributed all over the world in as many languages as possible – and he spent a year and a half developing the comic.
Today, the comic book Jesus Messiah is in more than 60 languages and is available to any language community anywhere in the world that wants to translate and use it. In many countries, it’s used as a literacy tool. Recently, someone in Sudan wrote to tell Willem they had grasped the gospel message for the first time through the comic and said, “Now, Jesus has become one of us, because he speaks our language.”

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