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About a dozen kids and young teens in La Carucieña, Venezuela, sit outdoors in a circle as they study God’s Word through a Project Philip Bible study just for them. The dirt backyard is small, barely large enough to fit the group, much less the worn and rusted metal patio chairs.

La Carucieña is a violent area that only seems to grow worse during the current crisis. These young people often arrive hungry, so when possible, the leader gives them a glass of milk and a piece of bread to ease the hunger pangs. Though times are tough, these young people are finding hope in Christ.

Last year, 15-year-old Nordenys joined this backyard Bible study. She already has finished all the children booklets and received a Bible of her own. Now, she’s working on the Project Philip Bible study for youth.

“The Bible studies changed my life and gave me direction. We’ve all learned a lot,” she shares with a smile. “We are grateful to God for you.”


The Faith of One Woman…

During Graciela’s Project Philip training, the leaders challenged each person to search for someone to share the Gospel with. One day, while leaving church with her family, she met Ana, a lovely 93-year-old woman in a wheelchair, and her nurse. “After that, I began visiting them every Wednesday to study God’s Word,” Graciela says.

Ana told Graciela (pictured above) that she had never heard about the life of Jesus where she grew up. But when she began studying God’s Word, Ana gave her life fully to Christ at 93 years old and never looked back.

…Grew the Faith of Many

Graciela says with a smile, “Ana loved listening to the promises of God for eternal life because they gave her hope.” Ana was so moved by what she was learning that she shared it with her children, grandchildren, and nearly anyone she encountered.

Even as her health worsened, Ana still seized every chance to tell people the Good News, whether it was the doctor who visited her home or the neighbors she saw on her strolls with the nurse. At 96, Ana went to be with her Lord, but Graciela sees Ana’s legacy of faith.

Her nurse was far from the Lord, but today is on the path with Christ, thanks to Ana. She now attends church with her family. One of Ana’s daughters also accepted Christ.

Graciela says tearfully, “Ana, a specific person I did Project Philip with, influenced many people for Christ. Age and sickness are nothing when there is a will to serve God. How can I not thank the Lord for the life of that woman?”


A New Strategy

Recently, however, Eugene’s hopes and prayers were answered. He met a fellow believer who told him about Project Philip Bible studies. Soon Eugene and several others received training to become Philips (Project Philip Bible study leaders).

“It was fantastic!” he exclaims. “I learned how to make contacts for the church and approach people on the streets.” He is especially grateful for the Bibles and Bible study materials that are crucial to growing churches in strength and in numbers.

A Growing Church

Though once tiny, the church is now growing! Since the Project Philip Bible studies began, membership has increased to 60. The group quickly outgrew the tent. Members recently gathered their money to rent a bigger space in a building nearby, where they now meet.

Eugene beams, “Our growth is because God is using Project Philip Bible studies to touch hearts in the area. It is a perfect strategy for the development of the local church. Thank you!”

Prayer Requests

Praise the Lord for a couple who recently began a Project Philip Bible study of 10 people in a Muslim dominated city in north-central Albania. May many come to understand the truth of the Gospel.

May the Lord provide safety and open hearts as Project Philip Bible studies begin in the most violent prison in Peru. Pray for many prisoners to experience the transformation of Jesus Christ as they study God’s Word.


The Bible League, January 2019


Dear Friend,

2019 is well underway and we just wanted to say how thankful we are for supporters like you. Your prayers and support in 2018 changed lives for eternity and will continue to bear fruit in 2019.

We can’t overemphasize how important your support is, and what it means for us to see lives transformed through God’s Word with your help. And it’s not just us who’s thankful. It’s people whose lives have been touched. People like Pairot in Thailand.

He says, “Thank you for providing us with such wonderful materials and the training for us to be able to respond to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.”

Margarida in Mozambique says, “Thank you for providing us with the tools that helped us come back to God!”





And Illmi in Albania says, “Thank you for the Bibles and training you provided me, and that I can now share with others. My church could not afford the resources you are blessing us with. We can engage more people with the Gospel. May God bless you!”

Once again, THANK YOU!

Your friends at Bible League International

The Bible League – October 2018


Lilit, 26, was raised by her grandparents in Armenia when her parents moved to the Ukraine to find work. Life became more difficult for Lilit when civil war broke out in the Ukraine. Her parents had to move to Russia and became unable to help financially. Lilit had to borrow money from others and wasn’t able to pay them back. And she felt like God had forgotten her.

One day, one of her church friends invited her to attend a Project Philip Bible study. She explains, “When I visited the Bible study group, it struck me how openly the lesson was being discussed and how everyone was free to ask questions. I realized I had no deep knowledge of the Gospel.”

Lilit believes her faith in God’s Word opened a new door for her. “I asked the Bible study leader to pray for my financial situation. When I went back home, I got a call and was offered a job! I could hardly believe it—God heard our prayers! Thank you for providing me with God’s Word and this Bible study group. They helped me come closer to God!”

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Margarida is only 20 years old, but she’s already lived a lifetime of heartbreak. She dropped out of school in the sixth grade. When she became a teen mom at 17, the baby’s father abandoned her. Then, just two years later, her own father died. Today, Margarida and her young son live with her mom, and she sells vegetables to try to make ends meet. “Life was so difficult,” she says, thinking back on the past years. “It seemed so meaningless.”

Things began to look up for Margarida when a friend invited her to join a Project Philip Bible study. At first, Margarida was afraid because she had never been to church. “My friend kept encouraging me until I joined,” she explains. After just a few days studying God’s Word, she was happy, and her heart was full of peace. During their study, people shared their problems and prayed for one another. She says, “Through Project Philip, I came to realize that I’d been wasting my time by not accepting Jesus Christ.”

Margarida is so grateful for the Project Philip Bible study booklets she received and for the group that made her feel like part of a family. She beams, “During our Bible studies, I learned about the love of God through the parable of the father who loved and received his son, in Luke 15:20. I used to be lost and living on my own, but my Father received me back!

“Thank you for providing me with the tools that helped me come back to God! I will first tell my mom and child to follow Jesus. Then, I’ll help others to meet and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.”

God’s Word Equips a Pastor

Giang is a church leader in northern Vietnam, about 215 miles from the capital city, Hanoi. Just a couple of years ago, before he knew Jesus as his Savior, some believers came to his village to help a widow renovate her house and help with her children. Giang was impressed. He recalls, “I tried to understand the reasons why they would do such things for each other.” He heard the Gospel that day, and it made all the difference in his life. He asked a Christian friend, who he later realized was a pastor, to pray with him to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior.

Trained to Share the Gospel

Soon after, Giang began inviting other villagers to come to his home to worship God with him every Sunday. He learned to read God’s Word and shared it with others during their Sunday worship time. Soon, people in Giang’s village wanted him to be their pastor. But he felt unqualified. “I didn’t have enough Bible knowledge to be a pastor,” he notes.

One day, the pastor who prayed with Giang came to visit and gave him some Bibles and Project Philip Bible study booklets. Soon Giang asked his friend for more of them so he could teach people in his church. He explains, “These are the only printed copies of Bible study materials that our church has.” Through this training and these materials, Giang not only grew in his faith, he helped more people discover the Gospel.

Grateful for Project Philip

“I am so grateful for the Project Philip Bible studies,” he says with a smile. “They are a great blessing in my life. The books are excellent and make it easy for us to study the Bible and grow our faith in the Lord Jesus. Thank you for helping pastors like me who did not have the opportunity before to study the Bible in depth. My congregation is growing.”

Prayer Requests

As the economic and political crises grow worse in Nicaragua, pray for peace. Please also pray for God to open doors for ministry to continue reaching those in need. Currently, many Philips and church planters are unable to travel for training, classes, or even to attend church.

Praise the Lord for the Project Philip training in Indonesia. May these Philips (Project Philip Bible study leaders) share God’s Word with boldness and help more people to experience new life in Christ.

Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Your gifts to Bible League International make it possible for our ministry to provide God’s Word to a world in need.



The Bible League – October 2017

In a small, rural village in Mozambique, people struggle in the midst of drought-without electricity and little clean water. And until this month, the believers who gather in a church built with crude bricks, concrete, and a corrugated steel roof had just one Bible to share. “Just one Bible for everyone, and it was incomplete,” a church planter recalls, “but that has changed.” As a preacher begins, he offers a simple instruction, “Now we will all read from God’s Word,” and a chorus of voices rises together as each person reads from their own Bible. And as they carefully read aloud in unison, fingers tracing the words on the page, they finish with a loud, “Amen!” and they break into clapping and cheering. “Thank God for the Bible,” one woman offers, and others echo their agreement with another “Amen!”

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Prayer Requests

Pray for the new Bible-based Literacy trainers in Nepal as they begin classes in the mountainous area where the Gospel is seldom heard.

Praise God for the recent graduation of 36 new church planters in northern Peru in isolated Amazon regions of Puerto Galilea and Yutupis; may God use them to reach the many indigenous people who are without God’s Word.


Thank you for your prayers and financial support. Your gifts to Bible League International make it possible for our ministry to provide God’s Word to a world in need.


Bible League, August 2017

“We know God sent us this Project Philip Bible study after so many years of praying because now we can understand God’s Word and how to help others see the Gospel,” a believer from the Mieng tribal people living in northern Vietnam offers. “After so many years without God’s Word, thanks to you we have this gift.” Most are farmers in the Nguyan Province, about 100km north of Hanoi, and others live in rugged mountainous areas beyond roads, “but today there is a church of Mieng believers and God has blessed us because we can now understand the Bible.” This is how God’s Word is transforming lives today—because of your help, lives are being transformed. Continue reading “Bible League, August 2017”

Bible League, September 2017

To get to the remote church in Mtendere, Zambia, you travel dusty roads through crowded, makeshift slums, and the smoke of smoldering fires choking the air. But then you see the tin-roofed church and dozens of children running to the sound of singing from within. “My girl’s life has completely changed,” a mother says, “you can ask her yourself—she’s right there. Her name is Sarah.” When the Project Philipfor Children Bible study ends, Sarah skips toward her mother and answers a simple question this way, “The Bible taught me about Jesus, and I love Jesus because he loves me.” Sarah’s mother adds, “The reason Sarah can read is because of this Bible study. There is no school for her because we are poor. But this has changed her life. It has changed all our lives.” Continue reading “Bible League, September 2017”