Record Winter 2018 Issue

Every Bible tells a unique story. In this issue, you’ll read how Bibles you provided have brought purpose, direction, and healing to people across the globe. For example, read what happened 5 years after Mercy, an orphan in Kenya, received her first Bible. Hear how Christie met Jesus in Scripture and was set free. Learn how the Bible and pottery are being combined to help heal girls from traumatic circumstances in Israel. God’s Word is changing lives!

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Bringing Us Back to Mercy

Mercy kicks up dust on the Kenyan roads. After a three-hour bus ride, hopping onto a motorcycle taxi, and wandering through narrow streets of tiny villages, she is finally close to her destination. Some teens...

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Freer & Freer

Christie says the “bad stuff” started when she was 3. At age 5, Christie was adopted. She remembers the shocking words her biological father spoke in the courtroom: “I don’t want ’em ... Take my name off...

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In the Potter’s Hands

In Northern Israel, 19-year-old Lina steps into a ceramic studio to learn from a master potter—and ultimately about the true Master Potter, God. The trip is arranged by the Arab Israeli Bible Society,...

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Serbian Students Excited to Read Bible Stories

You provided 2,500 Bibles to Serbian students. Teacher Jovica Radovic said 95 percent of her students didn’t own a Bible. When Bible Society of Serbia heard about her situation—and the situation of many teachers...

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Bibles Reaching Nigeria’s Unreached

More than 4,700 Nigerians are now hearing God’s Word read over audio Scripture listening devices called Proclaimers. Many of them met Jesus through the JESUS film, a movie that recounts Jesus’s life in epic...

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Bible Comes Alive for Deaf Mexicans

One thousand members of Mexico's deaf community have the book of Acts in Mexican Sign Language for the first time. These new video translations are part of the Bible Society of Mexico’s efforts to...

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U.S. Police Draw Strength from Scripture

More than 5,000 law enforcement officers received customized Bibles—thanks to the generosity of friends like you.These devotional Bibles, titled Strength for the Street, are now being used by officers in 25 states. Originally developed...

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Saturating New York City with God’s Word

Hundreds of churches in New York City are working together to bring the gospel message to 8.5 million people in 300 neighborhoods, 240 zip codes, and 59 community districts. In just one month, 2 million Bible resources were distributed by...

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Sharing God’s Love with Foster Children in Phoenix

This year, 3,500 foster children in Phoenix, Arizona, got a Bible to call their own. Many of these children do not presently have parents who can provide them with peace and stability—qualities their heavenly...

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The Legacy of Eleanor Wilson

Eleanor Wilson followed Jesus faithfully. Eleanor lived in a cottage on a hill with Bible verses and hymns calligraphied over its walls. “The church was her life,” Eleanor’s friend Linda Clement recalls. “I could...

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