85,000 Bibles will cost over $750,000 to purchase and distribute.
A Bible in the hands of a trained pastor is vital to the health and growth of God's people. Without the Word of God believers can not grow in faith. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. True biblical faith is that which walks in obedience to the Word of God. One must KNOW to GROW. 2 Peter 3:18 ...Grow in the grace and KNOWLEGE of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Without FAITH it is impossible to please God.
Your generous gift in any amount designated to Bibles for Disciples will help put a Bible into the hands of dedicated men of God who will be used of God to get the Bible INTO THE HEARTS of His people.
Churches across Africa, India, China, Asia and South America have gone without Bibles for years. Most missionary organizations, church planting movements and evangelists simply cannot provide Bibles out of their budgets. Even where evangelism and church planting has been done in the most responsible way possible, organizations have been victims of their own success - the number of Bibles needed for new converts is overwhelming.
It seems as if the Churches which have sent the missionaries, supported the evangelists and prayed for lost souls have not realized or been made aware of this huge backlog. Many Christians do not realize the real danger of producing converts and not disciples. Converts are easily "converted" to other religions. In today's world ISLAM is claiming many who were previously considered Christian because of the free schooling and medical care they give if the person "converts" to Islam.
People need the Lord. People need the Word. The only possible solution to this crisis is for every believer, and every church, to make a concerted effort to get the Bible into the hands of fellow believers who do not have the means to purchase a Bible, even when it is available.
A Bibles for Disciples Day is a very effective way for your church to make a significant difference in supplying the Word of God to pastors and literate believers in their "heart" language so that they can grow into the disciples God has called all believers to be.
With out faith it is impossible to please God. Without the Word of God it is impossible to have true faith. Hebrews 11:6; Romans 10:17
Bibles For Disciples Day
Hope Builders Ministries sponsors Bibles for Disciples Day events in local churches to raise funds to purchase Bibles in Africa. MOST major languages have been translated and are available on the Continent through Bibles Societies. Hope Builders is able to "bundle" your dollars so as to create greater purchasing power thus buying more Bibles for the dollar.
On average it costs $12 to buy and distribute a Bible in Africa. The more Bibles purchased at one time the less money needed per Bible. It is not only the cost of the Bible but the delivering of the Bible to the churches. Africa is 2.5 times larger than the United States. The country of Zambia is the size of Texas and half the size of all Europe. Now remove 95% of the road system you are accustomed to and add $6+ per gallon of fuel and you will better understand the costs of getting the Precious Word of God to the rural believers in Africa.
We need your help!
Simply designate a Sunday when your church will collect a love offering for Bibles for Disciples. Distribute envelops designated for Bibles for Disciples. Announce the event for FOUR consecutive Sundays. Hope Builders will provide a short video presentation upon request. On the fourth Sunday preach a message about the preciousness of God's Word and receive the love offering the people have prepared to give.
Send this offering to Hope Builders Ministries to purchase this treasure for the disciples of Christ in Zambia.
Mailing address:Hope Builders Ministries, P.O. Box 317, Greenwood, VA 22943
Designate the gift to Zambia. We will see personally to the distribution and report directly back to your church the blessings given to your brethren in Zambia.
What Can YOU Do?
Pray regularly for Bibles for Disciples, suffering Christians and those too poor to buy their own Bible. Pray for church planters, missionaries, and evangelists as they win souls for Christ. Pray for the mentors and leaders who disciple new believers. Contact us to receive a regular newsletter.
Your gift will make a difference in the lives of brothers and sisters in Christ. Bibles for Disciples will use your gift to purchase and deliver Bibles into the hands of needy Christians. If you choose to support a particular project, we will combine your gift with those of others and then deliver Bibles to that in a consolidated delivery.
Monthly gifts: Regular giving enables us to better plan so we may order sufficient stock. Your monthly gift will help many believers become disciples.
Organize a Bibles for Disciples Day in your Church. The Pastor can preach a message on the sufficiency of the Scriptures to equip and mature the believer. A love offering can be taken on the designated Sunday. Sunday School classes and Bible Study groups can take a regular offering as well.
Contact us if you can help organize a Bibles for Disciples Day.
Bibles for Disciples needs volunteer representatives in every community.
Contact us if you would consider this mission opportunity.