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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.

But for Christians living in Nepal, they’d heard the message of “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,” but they didn’t have a Bible so they could 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.  

Shanta B.K. is a dedicated Christian living in Tanahun, Nepal. With a love for Jesus and the younger generation, she became a Sunday School teacher in her community. The only problem? Shanta didn’t have a Bible of her own.

And teaching Sunday School to small children would be challenging without a Bible in front of you. You’d have to retell the story of Daniel, or Moses, or Noah from memory, just as your teachers had taught you when you were younger.

But your gift of a Bible helped mobilize Christians like Shanta who are eager to share their faith with others.

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

Grace and Ruth were both Christians who wanted to enter the ministry. But as natives of Bhutan, neither had a Bible in her native language: Nepali. But when these young women received the opportunity to attend the Discipleship Training School in Nepal, everything changed. They both received Bibles written in Nepali. Now they can read the Gospel and share it with others.

Your gift of Bibles helps 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 those living in Nepal have access to the wellspring of our faith: Jesus’ gift of salvation.

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