2023 February Newsletter
Spreading His Word Globally
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a Light to my path ~ Psalm 119:105
Last week we spoke with Gary, the Regional Leader in South Africa. He was telling us that out of the 20 churches they cover in Malawi and Mozambique, 7 of the newly planted churches do not have a single Bible, while other churches have torn and tattered remains of Bibles that have been shared around. These churches are in very remote rural areas. The people are very poor and have no way of accessing the Word.
Often we receive some very generous donations specifically for Bibles. Many of you might remember the joyful scenes of our pastors with their new Bibles over the years – especially those who received teaching Bibles.
Quick question, how many Bibles are there in your house?
Most households would probably have a couple … now imagine being a Pastor without even having a Bible…. The ongoing cry from all our pastors is: “We need more Bibles!”. We cannot share our own bibles, since shipping is too expensive and unreliable. But through our network, we can buy bibles locally and in the local languages!
With permission, I am sharing this heart-warming testimony of what a Bible means to a Pastor:
“When I retired from the mission field, I had the opportunity to distribute my library amongst our local pastors. I’m still humbled by their excitement! If you have ever placed a Bible in the hands of someone who is hungry for the Word…you will appreciate the impact. You have to understand, some pastors had Bibles that were by then falling apart at the seams, but with no means to replace them. Many had only dreamt of owning a Bible commentary…so essential for sermon preparation. A pastor with failing eyesight received a large print Bible…oh, I will never forget his gratitude. And when you give a pastor access to the Word, you give a whole village access to the Word. What a precious gift!”Pastor Johan Pieterse (previously Head of the Njoro Bible College, Kenya)
“The grass withers, the flower fades: but the Word of our God shall stand for ever.” ~ Is 40:8
If God has touched your heart, pray with us for God’s provision in our appeal to raise $6,000 to buy 200 new Bibles in the local language. If you are able, please donate to this appeal through:
- direct deposit to our bank account: BSB 012298 Acc No 529667067 and indicate that the donation is for BIBLES; or
- contact Anne to make your donation (click here for her contact details); or
- online through our website – click here.
Thank you once again for supporting the Live Connection vision!
Love and Blessings,
The Live Connection Team