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The ESV Bible in Kenya

One of the joys of publishing the ESV Bible is the work we get to do with ministries that have their “boots on the ground” around the world. Through these partnerships, Crossway can focus on what we do best and our partners focus on what they do best, and together we can better serve the worldwide church.

We’re proud to work with Awana as one of our partners. While you may know Awana for their U.S. ministry and mid-week clubs, they also have a vibrant discipleship ministry to children oversees.

One way Awana’s ramping up ministry in Kenya is through their “Not the End” campaign. Their goal with “Not the End” is to reach 50,000 additional children in Kenya with the gospel by the middle of 2014.

Awana is raising support for these efforts through the sale of t-shirts, and Crossway is proud to partner with them. For every t-shirt sold, one ESV Bible will be given to a Kenyan child. For many this might be the only Bible they’ll ever own.

We encourage you to watch this 3-minute video on the project:


November 12, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Bible News,ESV,News | Author: Andrew Tebbe @ 8:19 am | (5) Comments »


  1. The Lord bless and provide the good work you are doing in Kenya.The children are an open window for the gospel but we have been leaving that window to the enemy to destroy them at their tender age.Keep up the good work of the Kingdom.

    Comment by David Maili — November 15, 2013 @ 7:32 am

  2. I have just returned to Northern Ireland after a week of teaching pastors on Romans 1-8, from the Kilifi Baptist Association on Kenya’s east coast. The need for Bibles is simply great and I am delighted that the ESV, with its clear English is being made available to Kenyan children.

    It is heartbreaking to visit remote churches where there are few Bibles. This is my fifth visit in 18 months and I know only too well the demand for Bibles.

    Comment by Irvine Grey — November 15, 2013 @ 9:13 am

  3. Irvine, wonderful to hear about your work in Kenya. Thank you for your encouragement. We’re excited to partner with Awana in this important project and pray the Lord uses it in powerful ways.

    Comment by Andrew Tebbe — November 15, 2013 @ 9:45 am

  4. I have just completed another teaching week in the outlying areas of Kilifi amongst the youth. I was deeply saddened when I asked each group how many had access to Bibles and it was less than 15%. Two areas in particular are Kolongoni and Bundacho – where could I purchase 100 ESV Bibles at a good price for these dear believers?

    Comment by Irvine Grey — May 2, 2014 @ 3:55 am

  5. Irvine, I would recommend looking into our Economy Bible: http://www.crossway.org/bibles/esv-economy-bible-tpb/. Hope that helps!

    Comment by Andrew Tebbe — May 2, 2014 @ 9:25 am

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