B.E.S.T. (Bible Educational Services & Training) Missions is the result of a vision God gave to Missionary Dr. Robert Bowen. This vision was to see the Word of God spread throughout Southeast Asia. The premise of this ministry is centered on Acts 16:5, "And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily."
Bible Distribution started originally to get a whole Bible translated and distributed in Thailand. Missionary Phillip Pope spent 20 years working to translate most of the Bible into the Thai language. The first King James Bible in the Thai language was printed by BEAMS in November 2005. The first shipment of a whole Thai Bible arrived in Thailand on July 4, 2006. Since that time, B.E.S.T. has published and distributed the following:
- 125,305 Whole Bibles in 10 languages
- 53,642 New Testaments in 3 languages
- 2,765,985 John and Romans in 3 languages
- 124,430 John or Romans in 5 languages
- 25 Million tracts in 6 language
- 28,069,362 Portions of Scripture