An Orphan Finds God’s Promises in a First Bible

“Thank you for providing me the best gift to lead my life.”

Akash grew up in a one-room tin hut with no electricity or running water. He and his younger brother took baths and washed clothes in a nearby river.

“We didn’t get the love, care and affection of our mother,” says Akash. He was just seven years old when she abandoned his family.

Akash’s father did the best he could to provide for them, but the family struggled. Little Akash often played the role of caretaker, making sure his baby brother was fed.

Akash is an orphan who has every reason to feel alone and unwanted. But a few years ago, Akash welcomed Jesus in to his heart. Because of American Bible Society’s financial partners, Akash received his first Bible and has discovered the promises found in God’s Word.

“I love Jesus,” says Akash, now a teenager. “He has forgiven all my sins. The Word of God and prayer give me strength.”

Each morning and evening, he spends time studying the Word. “Reading the Bible keeps my heart clean,” says Akash. “I get everything in the Bible. Thank you for providing me the best gift to lead my life.”

What a difference the support of American Bible Society’s financial partners makes for children like Akash! The love of Jesus Christ is brought to the men, women, and children of Bangladesh through the power of God’s Word.

Thanks to the support of our faithful financial partners, American Bible Society has been engaging people with the life-changing message of God’s Word for more than 200 years.

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