Bibles Donated for COVID-19 Patients in Uganda

How sweet your words taste to me; they are sweeter than honey. – Psalm 119:103

Judah lies in ruins. Its cities destroyed. Its people enslaved in a foreign land. The small Jewish nation had collapsed at the hands of the Babylonians.

Jeremiah lived in Jerusalem during this terrible time. He witnessed the devastation of his homeland and it broke his heart. He is often called the weeping prophet because of how much he cried over the suffering of his people.

Yet there was one thing that brought Jeremiah consolation - God’s words. In the midst of pain, chaos, and uncertainty, Jeremiah found comfort in the words whispered to him by God.

“You spoke to me, and I listened to every word. I belong to you, LORD God Almighty, and so your words filled my heart with joy and happiness.” – Jeremiah 15:16

Today, God still offers hope through his words found in Scripture. He reminds us that he is near in times of pain and uncertainty. And he cares for us.

Bringing God’s Word to Hurting Ugandans

As Ugandans fear devastation in their nation from the COVID-19 pandemic, Bible Society of Uganda is working to console anxious hearts with the messages of peace found in God’s Word. What better time to draw people into the loving arms of Jesus than now.

So far the Bible Society has donated:

  • 100 Luganda, 100 Ateso, 100 Runyoro/Rutoro, 100 Runyankole/Rukiga, and 100 English Bibles for Christian health workers
  • 200 Bible-based trauma healing booklets for those in quarantine centers
  • 50 portions of Scripture on flash drive flashlights for those being dischared from the hospital
  • 20 Lightstream gadgets, which can serve over 500 people at a time in hospitals and quarantine centers
  • 50 audio Bibles to be used in hospitals

We are praying that in this tumultuous time, God will speak words of love, healing, and hope to Ugandans through his Word. Will you join us?

Let’s Pray Together:

God, we pray for the nation of Uganda. We ask you to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to protect the people. We pray that Ugandans will stand on the promise in Psalm 119:114, “You are my place of safety and my shield. Your word is my only hope.”

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Nena Podbury
Nena Podbury

Nena Podbury is a Prayer Mobilization Associate at American Bible Society. Originally from the Bronx, she served in children’s ministry for 12 years doing Sidewalk Sunday School. Nena is married with two children, Noah and Emilia.

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