I’m sure we’re all vaguely aware of how much we take for granted, particularly things like our wealth, safety, health, family, home, etc.
Having the Bible readily available – in my own language/dialect – is a grace I not only take for granted, but one that I rarely think about.
OK, so I knew there are people in the world who don’t have Scripture in their own language. But what I didn’t know is that “more people live without a complete Bible in their language than without enough food and clean water combined” (OneVerse.org).
Wow. I thought food and clean water were a big deal. And they are. But what about every people group hearing and reading about the living bread (John 6:51) and the well of eternal water (John 4:14), Jesus Christ?
And how often do I take advantage of having God’s Word, right here by my computer, on the Internet, on bookshelves, at the office, in the car, on my phone?
Not nearly enough. And that’s a heart issue we must each deal with and ask God to strengthen us in.
At the same time, we can also provide aid to ministries that are helping to end Bible poverty for millions of people. I’m proud to say that my family just started financially supporting OneVerse, which is a Bible translating ministry and affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Not only have we committed to financially sponsoring the translation of 1 Bible verse a month (for only $26!), but I have also committed to joining in the social media campaigns to spread the word about this ministry. I’m so pleased that God might use this space He’s given me to reach people across the world with His Word!
The people group I am committed to is the Vidunda group in Africa. You can read all about their spiritual position – and even see which Bible verse was sponsored last! – by clicking right here. Having God’s word in their own tongue will help them clear up confusion about the spiritual world, aid their growth in passion for the Lord, and also help reach more Vidundas for Jesus.
Would you consider joining me?
- There’s a big “sponsor now” button on the right-hand side of the link I listed above. And here’s a direct link to sponsoring this project.
- Would you pray, right now if that’s all you’re able, that this project would be fully funded by end end of 2014?
- If you love engaging in social media, please share this project on Facebook, or share the Vidunda project in another impactful way.