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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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A New Creation in Prison

“I recall it clearly as if it was just yesterday,” Alexander begins—a prisoner in Nairobi West Prison, Kenya. “I was just 25 years old when I was arrested, found guilty of possessing stolen property and sent here.” And Alexander wants to tell his whole story so others can hear what God has done in his life.

 

The Gospel in Bangladesh

In the small village of Maulavi Bazar located in the northeast Sylhet District of Bangladesh, families survive as tenant farmers or day laborers. There are hundreds of Islamic mosques, Hindu temples, and several churches but very few believers. “Growing up I remember going to a church, but I didn’t have any clear ideas about God,” volunteers 16-year-old Akash, “and I never heard of God’s love.”

 

How to Save Money and Avoid Tax with Gifts of Stock

Rather than sell your stock, consider giving some of it to Bible League International to equip believers around the world with God’s Word. You will not pay any taxes and you will receive an income tax deduction for your gift.

To receive the explanation of a stock gift please contact Jim Prock, Senior Director of Planned Giving. Call (405) 205-8343 or email jprock@bibleleague.org.

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.

 

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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”

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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”