Record Summer 2013 Issue

American Bible Society reaches out to the next generation of millennials through cutting edge programs and resources in the United States. Internationally, people benefit from Bible resources that address trauma healing, literacy and discipleship.

Reading the Words of Life

Many participants in the literacy program are children who have no other way to learn to read or experience Scripture. Photo Credit: Grace Smith When 9-year-old Eark Kong began attending a Scripture-based literacy class, she...

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God’s Word in a Rickshaw

Auto rickshaws are a common means of transportation in India. Photo by iStockphoto.com/GrahamnorrisThroughout history, God has used innovation to spread the Gospel. Roman roads allowed the early church to disperse the message of...

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Healing Heart Wounds in Little Ones

Children like this boy in Goma, DRC, benefit from child-focused trauma healing. Photo credit: Peter EdmanSeven-year-old Kasi awoke one night to shouts from his older brother to flee the house as shots rang in the...

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By His Wounds We are Healed

Suzanne received training at a trauma healing equipping session in 2012.  Now she provides trauma healing to others where she lives in Duru, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Peter EdmanPastor Ndri was happy with life....

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God’s Word for the Next Generation

Visitors interact with God's Word in the ABS Atrium in New York City. Photo credit: Ben LeamanAround 4 million children will be born in the United States this year. They will enter a world...

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Hannah’s Story: Beans for a Bible

Hannah traded this bag of beans for her very own copy of the Bible in her heart language. photo credit: Sarah StarrenburgWhen 82-year-old Hannah walked into the celebration for the new Kiembu-Kimbeere translation of the...

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A Matched Blessing

James and Patricia Williams participate in an employee gift matching program. Photo credit: Courtesy of James and Patricia Williams.Twice a week, 88-year-old James Williams drives to his job as a cashier at Home Depot...

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In Memoriam

My grandmother,Mary Margaret BeanGiven by Michelle HabayebMy mother,Marie A. BormannGiven by Alice M. SchneiderMertha ButtsGiven by Bonnie CollinsLaurence F. GardGiven by David GardMy husband,Lacey GreenGiven by Jane GreenMy mother,Dorothy HaugeGiven by...

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Pray Around the World

The Bible Society of South Africa celebrated the launch of the Isindebele Bible in November 2012. This was the last of South Africa's official languages to get its own Bible. A girl is shown...

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International Update Summer 2013

This church in China has five services each weekend and still does not have enough room for parishioners.” Photo by Andrew Hood.Training Tomorrow's ChurchChinaIn China, many churches lack enough trained...

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