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The Bible: a wellspring in dry places



  • January 20, 2018
Kelsey Campbell

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“Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life’” John 4:13-14, NIV.

It’s far more difficult to have a firm understanding of the Scriptures without access to a physical copy of the Word of God.

Many Christians around the world have heard the message of “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,” but without a Bible, it’s difficult to share the Gospel with others.

Much like the dry, brittle wastelands of a desert, it’s hard to imagine life growing without the Living Water. Seeds cannot take root in hard, dry dirt.

But you drenched the ground with the life-giving water of God’s Word.  

Sanjiya, whose name we’ve changed for her privacy, is a dedicated Christian living in Asia. With a love for Jesus and the younger generation, she became a Sunday School teacher in her community. The only problem? Sanjiya didn’t have a Bible of her own.

And teaching Sunday School to small children was challenging without a Bible in front of her. She had retell the stories of Daniel, Moses, Noah, and other biblical heroes using only her memory.

But your gift of a Bibles helped mobilize Christians like Sanjiya who were eager to share their faith with others.

Because she received a Bible, Sanjiya can now teach and explain Bible passages to her students more efficiently and accurately.

Griva and Dexa, whose names we’ve also changed, were both Christians who wanted to enter the ministry. But neither had a Bible in her native language. Then, these young women received the opportunity to attend the discipleship training and everything changed. They both received Bibles, and now they can read the Gospel and share it with others.

Your gift of Bibles helped to enrich the spiritually thirsty with the Word of God. Places where Bibles aren’t prevalent are like deserts without an oasis — without help or hope. But now Christians like Sanjiya, Griva, and Dexa have access to the Scriptures for the first time.

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