The Challenge

Over 2 billion people still have little to no biblical teaching in their own language to help them become mature disciples.

Most people on earth have access to a Bible in their language, but lack sound, Christian teaching to help them apply it to their lives.

Together, we’re closing the gap.

We are pioneers in a global discipleship revolution.

In  some countries, people have never even seen a book in their own language besides the Bible. People need biblical teaching to help them apply scripture to their lives and become mature disciples. In addition to distributing physical, printed resources, our publishing partner enables us to digitally distribute ebooks, audiobooks, and courses to a potential 7.33 billion people with smartphones, even in closed and persecuted nations. At Send the Light Mission, we believe that everyone deserves access to Biblical teaching regardless of language, location, or financial position. That’s why we’re on a mission to get these translated resources into the hands of everyone on the planet who needs them.

The Mission

Connecting people to God

Every Euro invested in services has an investment return of €8. Your contribution will make a difference.


Is the number of resources given


Is the number of translated languages


Is the number of nations reached


Is the number of people reached

Sending the Light is not limited to being on a stage or platform. It involves being a transformative presence, radiating hope, love, and forgiveness to those who are most in need of them. One must embody these qualities to truly send the Light!

The StL Collective is our community of passionate and determined monthly givers on a mission to close the global discipleship gap.

How can €1 a day disciple a village?

We find people groups with discipleship needs and help determine the most critical teaching resources that would address it.

Current translations in production include Javanese, Somali, Danish, and over 10+ other languages.

Our media department produces the resources in their respective languages.

In 2024 alone, we will translate discipleship resources into languages spoken by a cumulative 2 billion people.

We distribute both physical and digital resources to pastors, leaders, and church networks around the globe, who use this teaching to equip the local body of believers.

For every €1 you give, we reach an estimated 4 people.

John and Shakila cofounded Send the Light Mission in 2004. Over the last few decades, StL Mission has grown into a discipleship organization that makes millions of resources available to people across the globe, regardless of their location, language, or financial position. John and Shakila are also international speakers and passionate about investing in people, empowering individuals to break free from limiting beliefs structures and reaching their full potential When they’re at home in beautiful Amsterdam, you’ll find John and Shakila teaching Taekwon-do to a whole new generation.

Shakila & John Olsen

Worship with Us

We warmly welcome everyone from all nationalities and denominations as we encourage and inspire a community of Christians across the region.


Help us to actively share the truth of God’s Word and the Gospel through exciting innovating projects and partner networking, reaching those with a distance from the Gospel. Double Your Impact by volunteering!

Be the Light

Next Step ...

The Call
Go & Tell


Your contribution has the power to change lives! At StL, we are committed to investing in people and bringing hope, support, and salvation.

Our passion is fueled by the belief that giving back is the key to becoming our best selves. That’s why we are dedicated to creating programs in schools, fighting against human trafficking and child sexual abuse, providing food to thousands of families around the world, and advancing children’s rights and equality for girls. We work closely with specialized partners and professionals to ensure that our efforts are impactful and sustainable.

We invite you to join us in our mission to make a positive impact on people’s lives and make a difference in the world. You can support us by making a donation through our secure donation form, or by becoming a volunteer and contributing your time and skills to our cause. By taking action today, you can help us create a more balanced and sustainable world for future generations. Together, we have the power to make a difference

StL Events


Read More

Send the Light

StL Masterclass