Would you like to place God’s Word into eagerly waiting hands? The Bible is God’s holy Word. It is the only book with a message directly from God. For centuries, it has been and continues to be the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book. God’s Word is living and has the power to change lives! It tells us how to know God and directs us off the highway to hell and onto the pathway to heaven. The holy Bible is inspired, inerrant, infallible, and eternal: “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth; but the word of our God shall stand for ever” (Isaiah 40:8). However, most people on earth today do not have a Bible. Even many believers, especially those in restricted countries, lack a copy of the Word. Millions long for one. Many people have never even heard about the God of the Bible or His Son Jesus who died for them. An evangelist traveled to a remote village and asked if the occupants knew of Jesus. Having never heard of Him, one of the villagers replied, “No, but maybe he lives in the next village.”
“I am very blessed to receive a Bible which I read and shared with my parents that Jesus loves us.”
“While I was sick and was in critical condition, I called out to the name of Jesus that I read in the Bible.”
In some places, people have heard the name of Jesus but know very little about Him and yearn to know more. Millions of people who live under atheism or are unhappy with the false religion they grew up in are looking for something better.
The demand for the Holy Bible
A strong demand for the Bible continues to sound in many places of the world. This request comes from believers longing for a Bible, seekers of unchanging truth, people wanting more than what their religion offers, and others. We work with trusted contacts to distribute Bibles and New Testaments in many languages and places. We find the biggest demand for God’s Word in restricted countries and send most of our Bibles to these areas. The reward of placing the Scriptures into eagerly waiting hands is worth the great effort needed to distribute Bibles in such places. In some restricted countries, Bibles and New Testaments serve as “paper evangelists” because they can go where human preachers and evangelists cannot. However, the greatest threat is not always persecution, but the widespread influence of false teachers and cults, which lead many people astray. Believers greatly need of Bibles to become established in the Word and see for themselves what is true.
100 million Bibles
How many Bibles are needed? With an ever-growing demand, the number of copies needed in the places where we provide Bibles exceeds 100 million. Properly distributing 100 million Bibles would be no quick or easy task, but the number is not unreasonable. One lady sobbed with joy after receiving a New Testament for the first time. “Thank you Father!” she exclaimed. “Thank you for the dear one who made this gift possible. I’m filled with joy. . . . You have made my heart so joyful. Thank you for this valuable gift!” We live in an uncertain world. Some doors of opportunity that were open in the past are now closed. But it often seems that even as one door closes, God opens another. We feel it is important to seize the opportunities while they exist! Having or not having a Bible can make a real, eternal difference in someone’s life. Thank you for making it possible for millions of people in many places to receive a copy of the most important book in the world—the Holy Bible! “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please . . .” (Isaiah 55:11)