One Million Bibles Initiative: A Distribution Update

This update is related to the One Million Bibles: A Crossway Global Initiative campaign.

The First Distribution: A Grace from the Lord

We rejoice that, through the gifts of so many faithful partners, God has provided funding for the initial printing, delivery, and distribution of more than 125,000 Bibles. Pastor German Banda recently received a shipment of 500 ESV Bibles to his village in Lusaka, Zambia. He shared this update:

What a grace from the Lord these Bibles are, and for all these souls to receive the Word of God at no cost to us. Surely, it is our prayer that as they read the Bible a miracle of salvation will manifest itself in many hearts. We would like to express our gratitude for these Bibles.

An Update on the Distribution of 125,000 Bibles

The remainder of the 125,000 ESV Bibles supported from funds raised during Phase 1 are currently being printed. They will be shipped and delivered to distribution hubs later this summer, where local ministry leaders and pastors will then bring them the final step to place each Bible into the hands of men and women in their churches and communities. The distribution countries for this phase include:

  • India
  • Kenya
  • Zambia
  • Uganda
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines

Ways to Pray

We invite you to join us in praying for:

  • the safe shipping and delivery of each of the 125,000 Bibles to their destinations at the various distribution hubs;
  • wisdom for the pastors and ministry leaders as they consider who to give each Bible to; and
  • the hearts of these Bible recipients to be transformed so that they and their families would come to saving faith in Jesus or that their existing faith would be deepened.
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