“People who work in the market want the Bible, but they cannot afford it.”
Providing God’s Word where it is needed most in Uganda
September 01, 2022Print this article
Civil war, famine, poverty, and crime have taken a toll on the people of Uganda in recent years. As one of the poorest countries in the world, about 40 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. Our teams recently spent time in a busy marketplace visiting and talking with different vendors. We learned that many of them were Christians — but none of them had a Bible of their own.
They were overjoyed to be gifted with their own Bibles! One woman, overwhelmed with gratitude, tried to find something of equal value to give us in return. Some bananas . . . some fruit . . . she finally stopped and just said, “Thank you for thinking about a person like me and bringing me a Bible.”
One young Christian man told us he had hoped to save up for a Bible one day, but when he calculated the cost, he realized: “It would take me a whole year to get enough money for a Bible.”
Another woman said, “For God to select me for receiving the Bible, I am so happy.”
Mukasa*, a Christian man who works the market daily, said, “People who work in the market want the Bible, but they cannot afford it. They have no money to buy a Bible, but they are in need of it.”
Without the generosity of our partners, these people may never have received a Bible of their own. Thank you to our friends for continuing to provide God’s Word where it’s needed most!
*Name changed for privacy
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