In addition to writing books, Bible studies, and discipling courses for Japanese readers, Blocksom has also been responsible for a number of trailblazing Christian manga/comic tracts produced in Japan, acting as the writer or publisher.
At Billy Graham's Amsterdam 2000 conference, de Vink felt God leading him to join Agape Netherlands, with whom he'd collaborated previously.
Best passed away on 6 October 2002 in Modesto, California, USA. Bird's wife, Freda, served on the Board of another Christian publishing ministry, Challenge Literature Fellowship, from 1991 to 1996.
Bird passed away in February of 1992 in Worthing, West Sussex, UK, at age 71.
As of the year 2015, it had been translated into more than 80 languages and dialects (including Albanian, Arab, English, Farsi, French, Greek, Latvian, Mongolian, Dutch, Nepalese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Koerdisch-Bahdini, and Turkish.) De Vink also launched Heavenly Quality, a discipleship movement aimed at Christian youth.
They hosted annual concerts and put evangelistic materials into the hands of 30% of Dutch school children.