Record Winter 2019 Issue

This Christmas, we’re celebrating the great gift of God’s Word and how it’s transforming lives around the world. In this issue of Record, read the story of an orphan in India who discovered God’s love in the most desperate of circumstances. Hear how an indigenous community in Argentina is being transformed by the New Testament in their Toba language. And rejoice with us at how the message of the Bible is healing hearts both in the U.S. and abroad!

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I Am a Child of God

Tiny hands, on tiny arms, on a tiny, hungry body. Four-year-old Aisha* waded into the rubbish pile lining one of the many slum streets of Bangalore, India. She picked through the scraps in search of...

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Forgotten, Flooded, Found

Picture: a woman named Aurelia, raised on rainwater and the promise of better. But things get worse and worse over a few short years: The river bursts its banks. Her home washes away, the mud...

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Bringing the Fist Bible to the Cho Chin People of Myanmar

For more than half a century, the Cho Chin (or Mindat Chin) people of Myanmar have been waiting for a Bible in their language. So when the Cho Bible was finally completed last May, there...

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Can the Bible bring healing?

When in deep distress, people often conclude that God has abandoned them, is punishing them, or doesn’t exist. Bible-based trauma healing exists to help people express their pain and connect to God. Adaptations of...

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The Relief of God’s Word for America

In 2019, you sent people affected by natural disasters in the U.S. more than 85,000 copies of Scripture, encouraging them in their time of need.25,000 Bible portions to those impacted in the Carolinas by Hurricane Florence10,000...

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Can Bibles Grow the Global Church?

20,358 New Testaments in Peru In 2019, the Peruvian Bible Society gave 20,358 people copies of the New Testament and Bible reading plans. By the end of 2020, the Bible Society plans to share Bibles with more than 100,000 Peruvians!...

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A Look Inside America’s Churches

Ministry leaders in 17 of the largest U.S. cities are receiving a toolkit that gives an in-depth analysis of their church’s demographics, spiritual health, opportunities for growth, and strengths! Pray with us for the...

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Houston & the Holy Land

It all started with a church trip to the Holy Land in 2000. Participants couldn’t wait to walk where Jesus had walked. They wanted to see where He healed people in Galilee, to stand on...

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Scripture & Stained Glass

In all the hustle and bustle of this season, how can we soak in this “most wonderful time of the year?” Christmas has great significance for our Christian faith, but it’s easy for us...

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Why Julie Henricks named American Bible Society in her will…and how you can too

Julie Henricks lives on her grandparents’ farm in rural Indiana. She loves gardening and attending her small country church, which has a strong Bible focus. Julie is also passionate about sharing God’s Word. One...

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