International Christian Literature Distributors
For over half a century International Christian Literature Distributors (ICLD) has given new life to used and extra gospel literature by shipping it to overseas believers who cannot obtain it on their own. Based in Minneapolis Minnesota, ICLD collects donated Bibles, books, pamphlets and other media from generous Christians throughout North America. We receive weekly requests from churches, ministries and schools in English-speaking parts of the developing world, and we ship them whatever they need free of charge. Our purpose is to spread God's kingdom by putting His word into the hands of those hungry for it.
Who We Are
ICLD was started by men whose hearts were moved to share America's surplus of gospel literature with those who have none. It's continued until today as a non-denominational, non-profit ministry operating out of a store-front building in the heart of the Twin Cities. The all volunteer team gathers weekly to sort, package and ship boxes to their brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.
Help Us Send the Word
We'd be delighted to have you partner with us in doing God's work. There are several ways you can help: bring us your used or extra gospel literature, help shoulder the cost of shipping boxes of books throughout the world (currently our biggest need), volunteer some of your time to work alongside us, or add us to your prayer list. Follow the links below for more information.
Receive Free Literature
Perhaps you are a pastor, teacher or Christian leader. You need Bibles, reference books, training materials, and tracts in the English language, but these are unavailable in your country or too costly. As fellow believers, we are ready to mail what you require, and at no cost. We consider each appeal and fulfill it as we are able. Follow the link below to learn how to request the specific literature you need.
Seeds ICLD Has Sown
Only our Lord knows the full impact made by the countless tons of literature ICLD has shipped over the years. We catch a glimpse through the regular stream of thank you letters from around the world, and through the many follow up requests from previous recipients. An ICLD distinctive is that we fulfill one at a time requests from an individual Christian worker. So, we know what we send is exactly what they need, and that it will be used. Even though ICLD has scattered a great amount of seed throughout its history, our quality over quantity approach means that each seed has an excellent chance to bear eternal fruit.
- 57 years of continuous service
- Over 100,000 boxes of literature shipped
- Over 100 countries served since 1961
- Church libraries furnished
- Seminaries equipped
- Pastors' studies stocked
- Sunday school booklets in use
- Evangelistic materials handed out
- Christian books provided to prisoners
- Bibles available in the home
- Boxes of donated books coming in every week
- Hundreds of faithful financial supporters
- Tens of thousands of volunteer hours invested
From Cameroon, Africa
We are thrilled to share that 21 souls have accepted Christ through these precious books and magazines.
From Hyderabad, India
I am Hindi. I read of Jesus Christ first time in your Decision magazine. Send more so I can know more of Bible.
From Ghana, Africa
We want to teach God's Word but - many of Pastors and leaders do not have Bibles - please, to help us! Please send Bibles.