Life Transformed through the Bible
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 spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable.”
Matthew 13:34 NIV
Introducing the Bible to a new generation.
Bible Moov is a competition for young people (12-27 years old) that encourages this new generation to study and view the Bible with a fresh look and then to share it in a modern and contextualized way.
This Bible Engagement project challenges the contestants to choose a Bible text, study it, and then creatively display it in a multimedia format with their “reinterpretation” of the story.
This project will help this younger generation to engage with God’s Word.
Pray for the mobilisation of young people, their leaders and organizations, letting the richness and potential of God’s Word impact their lives. Pray also for partners and the teams that will work in this project with enthusiasm and professionalism.
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