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 2018, 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 over the past year, the Bible Society of Namibia have begun translating the Bible into the Oshikwanyama and Oshindonga languages. The translation team have finished the Gospels and are progressing with other books. An engagement workshop is planned with pastors who will help to develop Bible Study materials from the book of Mark. The focus will be on youth, the target group of the new Bible translation.
When Loe (pictured) received a Bible and read it for the first time, she thought ‘This is the story of Jesus!’ and was excited to read about his miracles. “When I am afraid or lonely or stressed, I read the Bible and feel comforted. I have read all four Gospels and am reading Genesis now. I give thanks to God for the people who help me to go to school, know God and have a chance to study the Bible. May God bless them.”
Thanks to your support, a further 3,500 Bibles have been produced and are ready to be distributed to police in Honduras, the most violent country in the world. A meeting was held at the Police Technological Institute with pastors, leaders and volunteers supporting Bible studies in police offices nationwide. Leaders and volunteers continue to run the Prisoner’s Pilgrimage Programme. At the end of the programme, prisoners receive a diploma and a Bible. More than 1,500 prisoners have graduated nationwide, with many lives changed thanks to this project.
Jesus saw the huge crowd as He stepped from the boat, and He had compassion on them and healed their sick. ~ Matthew 14:14
The ‘Light in Amazonia’ project provides spiritual, medical and social assistance to island communities living beside the river.
The Bible Society in Brazil has been travelling up and down the Amazon River with their hospital boat since 1962. Now on the 3rd boat (the first was made possible with help from Scottish Bible Society supporters), this project has impacted many lives both physically and spiritually. The boat has medical consulting rooms staffed by healthcare professionals who volunteer their time.
Through free distribution of Scripture publications, the project helps toward spiritual and ethical development, with people adopting Biblical values to the benefit of their families and communities.
Pray for those who receive spiritual and medical support. Also pray for the staff and volunteers who help show God’s love in such a practical way.
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