Close your eyes and walk through your house to find your Bibles. Search every bookshelf, desk drawer, and nightstand. How many can you find? If you’re like the average American household, you can probably find at least four.
Maybe that’s why it can be difficult for some of us to understand just how precious a copy of God’s Word really is.
How Far One Bible Goes
Jason Woolford of CRI sees value in each Bible and knows how far just one copy of the Scriptures can go. On average, a book is read by 20 people during its lifecycle, he says. That means that at a minimum, providing one Bible means exposing 20 people to the Gospel.
But in some parts of the world and in some pairs of hands, it can go even farther than that. For example, “When you look at a pastor of a church in Uganda or Kenya or the Philippines, or Bangalore, India that gets a Bible from us, you’re talking about congregations of church plants [where] sometimes even the pastor doesn’t own the Bible,” Woolford says.
In those situations, “the impact is literally millions of people with the amount of things that we sell.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Alex Anhalt
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray for Mission Cry’s continued Bible drive.
- Ask God to move His Church to support one another with Scripture.
- Thank Him for the past successes of CRI’s projects.