Living hope for South Africa
We live in a country where even before the coronavirus pandemic hit had an unemployment rate of 29,1%. Currently, one hears about people who have lost or are going to lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic on a daily basis. Poverty in our country is thus a reality.
Research, even before the time we find ourselves in, showed that there was a need for 23 million Bibles in our country. Many households perhaps only have one Bible and need more for family members. In South Africa, 5% of Christian households do not own a Bible at all. Therefore, we are not exaggerating when we say that there is Bible poverty in our country.
The Bible Society had decided to do something to really address Bible poverty during this special bicentennial year. A decision was made that from this year running to the end of October 2021, two million Bibles would be made available to those who were unable to afford it.
Furthermore, a decision was made to add 2 million of the Bible Society’s Bible-based literacy booklets for children, in order to help children, especially those from underprivileged households, to master reading and writing skills, and also to hear about Jesus from an early age.
every person, who thanks to this project, will receive a Bible and discover the message of hope therein
every child who will receive a set of Bible-based literacy booklets, that they will discover Jesus through these booklets.