“The Bible Gave Me a New Life!”

Woman in Southeast Asia turns from sin and finds peace through her Bible.

Rina* had a difficult life in her Southeast Asian country, where four out of five people live on less than $2.50 a day. Without God’s leading, a job, or prospects, Rina descended into sin and despair.

She developed destructive habits. One bad decision seemed to lead to another. Any money that Rina managed to borrow from her husband and family members was spent on her vices.

Things became so bad that Rina and her husband nearly lost their house. Her sins put a strain on her marriage and her relationships with her siblings. No one she cared about wanted to be around her.

“They didn’t want to see my face,” Rina says. “They wouldn’t even call me by my name.”

Rina nearly lost everyone and everything she cared about. She prayed to idols for help but found no relief.

“It was a dark time in my life. I did not know the Lord and was worshipping evil spirits,” Rina says. “My life almost collapsed.”

Desperate for change, she went to the local church looking for answers, and praise God, she found them! Rina received her first Bible, provided by supportive friends of American Bible Society.

In the pages of Scripture, she discovered a God who loved her, who would forgive her sins, and who wanted peace and joy for her life. For the first time, she felt hopeful for the future.

“God has changed me from being hot tempered and selfish to praying for the Holy Spirit to guide me through the Bible,” Rina says. “The Bible gave me a new life!”

And the transformation didn’t stop there — Rina shared the Good News with her family, and today her children and husband are all believers too!

We are grateful for our financial partners' support in Southeast Asia, and the Bibles they provide for families like Rina’s. They are not just changing lives on Earth but are truly helping to save souls for eternity.

*Name changed to protect identity.

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