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Bibles, We Need More Bibles!

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How many Bibles do you own? As I write this I’m counting how many Bibles I have sitting in various locations at home.

Without looking hard I know I have multiple copies of the CSV Children’s Bible, the NLT, NIV 1984 and 2011 versions and ESV Bibles. I could safely say I have 10 Bibles sitting at home, most of them doing just that: sitting there.

Owning a Bible a Luxury

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It is a blessing to own so many Bibles, but not every Christian enjoys such luxuries.

I remember my first trip to a restricted nation was in 2013 to Nigeria. There I met many persecuted Christians who have lost so much; loved ones, homes, wellbeing etc. To this day I still remember the joy on their faces when we gave them a pack. The pack was given to pastors and contained resources for their ministry. What stood out to me was their smiles when they saw the Bibles in the packs. There were many other items in each pack such as a radio, a torch and even a DVD player. These items were received with thanks, but the Bible was received with joy. In Nigeria it is relatively easy to obtain a Bible, but for many it is a luxury that they can’t afford.

Bibles Difficult to Obtain

In other countries, simply owning a Bible can lead to persecution. In Vietnam, many Christians are in prison purely because of their Christian activities. Despite the risk, there is a cry for Bibles.

Persecution in Vietnam is often targeted towards the Hmong people group who live in the north. For this minority group, it is not possible to go and buy a Bible from a shop. Our workers go to incredible lengths to get Bibles into the hands of these people.

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How to help

Help us get more Bibles into the hands of persecuted believers by sponsoring a Bibles Plus pack today!

For $25 you can provide a believer with a Bible plus items such as food, clothing, mosquito nets and blankets.

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Help promote Bibles Plus!

We would like to celebrate the joy our brothers and sisters have when they hold their first Bible.

Take a photo of your favourite place to read the Bible. Post it on Social Media using #BiblesPlus and tag vomaustralia in your post.

Feel free to express the joy you have in reading the Scriptures in your Bible.

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4 Responses to Bibles, We Need More Bibles!

  1. Craig 18 September 2017 at 7:20 am #

    I have an over 100 Bibles in my possession small new testament English. Are you interested. I’ll give them to you

    • Voice of the Martyrs 18 September 2017 at 9:56 am #

      HI Craig, Thanks for your kind offer. For reasons of cost and logistics we do not send Bibles from Australia. We print the Bibles in (or near) the country where they will be distributed in the language of the local people. I hope you find another organisation or group of people to accept your copies of God’s word.

  2. Lynn 20 November 2018 at 5:19 am #

    Do you know where I can find a CSV copy of the NIV84?
    I have many paper copies of the NIV84 if anyone needs any.

    • Sandra Harries 20 November 2018 at 11:17 am #

      I’m not sure what you mean by a CSV copy. There is an online version available. The pre 2011 update NIV of 1984 can be found online at https://www.biblestudytools.com/niv/
      Blessings

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