Life Change through Christ Trust
Providing Christ-centred reading to Latin America
The mission of the LCC Trust is "to make God's Word more widespread and better known amongst people in Latin America so they get to know God in a deeper way. We have a particular emphasis on the spread of Biblical Theology so that they people gain an understanding of the unity of the Bible and the progressive revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout its entirety. This in its turn will lead to the development of leaders who can discern contemporary issues in light of biblical principles." (LCC Trust deed.)
The Trust aims to do this in several ways:
- publish key Spanish books and materials in a variety of media forms and for a wide variety of age groups, which expound Biblical Theology and its implications for life change in a Christian believer's daily living.
- sell such materials at a price that the majority of people in Latin America can afford to pay.
- strive to make these materials known and widely accepted throughout Latin America.
- promote Biblical Theology through courses and programs which enable people to deepen their understanding of the Bible and to learn to apply it to all situations in life.
Grahame & Patty Scarratt have worked in Latin America since 1980, during which time they set up MOCLAM: Moore College in Latin America, an organization which facilitates the use of the external courses from Moore Theological College in Spanish. In 2003 they returned to Australia and until 2010, have spent 3-4 months each year travelling on that continent promoting the courses, doing seminars on Biblical Theology and promoting books they have published in Spanish. They are now based in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia and are working in various aspects of the work of MOCLAM (Moore College en Latinoamérica), including online classes via Skype on the Internet in several Latin American republics and in the preparation of the course files and materials for publication in Spanish.
In the latter half of 2005, due to their frustration over not being able to get the good books used as texts for the Moore College courses published in Spanish, they set up a non-profit publishing company in Monterrey in Mexico, which allows them to publish, at a price that the average person in Latin America can afford to pay, books such as those mentioned on the Torrentes de Vida home page. They are pursuing this venture as a ministry and not a viable economic proposition so that the prices of the materials can be kept to a minimum on that continent.
As a result of this initiative, on the 28th December, 2006, Grahame & Patty set up the Life Change through Christ Trust (LCC Trust) to raise money to fund the publication of some of the great Christian books and other materials available in English in the area of Biblical Theology and which we enjoy and take so much for granted. They are hoping to raise sufficient funds to enable the production of approximately six books/items per year, with a proposed budget of approximately $80,000 per annum. Eventually a small amount of the money will come from sales, although they will always have to raise money via the Trust for this purpose, as the price at which the books will be sold will not produce much income. Under God's hand, Grahame & Patty, together with the other 3 trustees, are looking to publish and promote the books published throughout the Latin world, selling them out of Miami in the USA where the sale and distribution of Spanish books is focused, and are currently seeking other Christian people who are able to support this great ministry in published materials financially and in prayer, and thus to share with others in Latin America the great blessings we receive in the west through printed materials.
Grahame Scarratt (Ex-Director MOCLAM – Moore College in Latin America – and missionary)
Ian Carmichael (Operations & Finance Manager, Matthias Media, Sydney)
Miss Dianne Allen (Retired Educator)
Mr. Barry Wallbank
Rev. Peter Scholl (Director MOCLAM - Moore College in Latin America - and missionary)
The council of reference
- Most Rev. Peter Jensen (author and Anglican Archbishop of Sydney).
- Rev David Peterson (author and retired Principal of Oak Hill College in England).
- Rev. Graeme Goldsworthy (author and visiting lecturer at Moore College).