Monday, May 12, 2008
Bibles for Paraguay
Hugo was a man searching for God. He came into our Christian bookstore at the radio and asked for a Bible. I asked him what type of Bible he was looking for and he admitted he didn't know. He'd never owned a Bible. I showed him different varieties (we are representatives of the Bible Society in Paraguay) and he left with a Bible in his hand. I found out months later that shortly after taking his first Bible home, the Word came alive to Hugo and he dedicated his life to the Lord! He is now faithfully serving God with his life and growing incredibly.
How many more Paraguayans could come to know God as their personal friend just by getting a Bible into their hands? We have received an incredible offer from Missionary Ventures Canada. They will give us 10,000 Spanish Bibles FOR FREE, but we have to pay the shipping costs. Shipping from Canada will come to about $4,000 (with importation costs), which is equivalent to .40 cents per Bible! Can you help us put the Word of God into the hands of 10,000 Paraguayans?
In surveying children and youth in our church, we found that a full 50% DO NOT own a Bible. If church folk don't even have a Bible, then it is pretty obvious that church folk don't even have a Bible, then it is pretty obvious that un-churched people are even LESS likely to have a Bible at home. There is no greater gift than giving someone the hope of Jesus Christ.
We would love to challenge you to help us bring God's Word to Paraguay. The price of a Bible in Paraguay is normally around $8-10 USD. With $10, you can buy 25 Bibles for 25 Paraguayans! If you would like to donate to the Bible project, click on the button to the left and earmark your gift: PARAGUAY BIBLE PROJECT.