The BIBLE changes lives
Millions of people around the world do not have access to the Bible but long to have a copy of their own. The Bible-a-month Partnership is a commitment by the Scottish Bible Society to twelve different projects each year where Bibles or Bible-based resources reach those who need and want them.
In 2017, our Bible-a-month Partners prayed and gave generously to projects around the world. Here are some updates on just a few projects that you have helped support last year:
Thanks to your support the Bible Society in Iraq can continue its Bible mission in a country at war – with fighting, destruction, and danger all around. This is a place where Christians are persecuted, the government is unstable, violence is commonplace and poverty is widespread. This is the everyday reality for the Bible Society in Iraq. But despite all this, the Society works hard with “joy and peace” in their hearts “to serve the Lord Jesus Christ”. This steadfast faith is bearing fruit, and the Bible Society in Iraq is considered an important part of the Christian culture in the country. Your gifts have helped sustain this vital work.
Your gifts this year will help deaf children in Argentina to know the Love of God. The Bibles are provided on a DVD with the stories in sign language. The videos include animation and illustrations which make God’s Word clear and understandable for deaf children of any age. It also has an audio track so that family members can watch with the children, making reading the Bible a shared experience. One young boy, Augustin, said “Now I understand who Jesus is and who God is! And I love the maps”.
Your support this year has enabled the Bible Society in Nepal to publish and distribute Bibles for women’s groups. With a very different social status from men, women in Nepal are discriminated against and neglected in every area of society. In Nepal, most of the people will give their first priority to men. At home, daughters are treated as second-class children compared with their sons. Now, having their own Women’s Bible, they are delighted that they can read together in their groups and also thrilled to have God’s Word in a language they can understand.
Train up a child in the way, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
A Bible in every bookbag
In the Dominican Republic, there are laws which state that Scripture must be read each day and is also part of the curriculum. Some teachers ignore this, plus shortage of Bibles in the poorest schools means that many pupils do not have access to God’s Word.
Coupled with that is the growing infiltration into schools of the occult and Satanism. This has also brought to the students a lowering of values and the introduction of harmful drugs.
The Bible Society is working to change this by providing a Bible for every student as well as resourcing schools to teach from Scripture to help students to read it, study and live it, changing the way they behave and bringing them back to Christian values.
Pray that God touch the students and teachers and that His word reach the deepest parts of their hearts.
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