Like me, you've probably found that one of the best ways to know God better is by reading your Bible in private. A special woman named Sita expressed her gratitude to Heaven's Family—and especially to you who've given to the Strategic Bibles Ministry—after receiving her own Bible.
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Strategic Bibles Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
In January, each of Heaven's Family's 21 Focused Ministry Directors gave a short, 10-minute presentation about their accomplishments in 2015 and their upcoming goals for 2016. We're excited about what the Lord has done, and what He has in store for the remainder of this year!
Morad, a Christian, sat waiting in an automobile licensing office. Another waiting man was a Muslim mullah. The wait had been long, and the impatient mullah finally blurted out loudly, "The people working here are in need of God's forgiveness!" Seizing the opportunity, Morad asked the man about forgiveness. The mullah admitted that Muslims could never be sure their sins have been forgiven.
I'm excited to announce that members of a house church in Uganda are now reading their own Bibles in their native language---thanks to your gifts to the Strategic Bibles Ministry. The following correspondence, which I received from a Heaven's Family partner who distributed the Bibles on our behalf, reveals one sister's gratitude.
Just over a year ago, Qaraqosh was home to almost 60,000 people and Iraq's largest Christian population. But when ISIS stormed through the city's defensive line, a mass exodus began. Fearful, many fled during the night with only the clothes on their backs. Their entire lives were left behind in Qaraqosh, and into the hands of ISIS.
Marry Hkaung lives in the predominantly Buddhist nation of Myanmar among other Christians who have been displaced by ongoing conflicts between the government and rebel tribes. Until recently, her only access to God's Word was a Bible printed in a language she barely understands. But through a recent project supported by Heaven's Family, Marry has received her own copy of a Bible in her native tongue.