The Prayer Snapshot: “My First Bible”
In Episode 3 we share how you can pray for more than one billion people still waiting to receive God’s Word
If you grew up in a Christian home you may have received your first Bible when you were a young child, or perhaps when you were a teenager. But did you know that there are Christians around the world who have never had access to God’s Word?
They are still waiting for their first Bible.
People like Yaofang. Yaofang is 74 years and lives in the mountains of China. She gave her heart to Jesus 40 years ago. But Yaofang still doesn’t have access to a Bible in her native language of Black Yi. That’s because under communist rule, Christianity was outlawed in China. Four million Black Yi speakers like Yaofang were left with no Bible. They wondered when God’s Word would become their own.
Bringing God’s Word to the Ends of the Earth
For more than 200 years, American Bible Society has been pioneering Bible translation, distribution, and engagement around the world. In this episode of The Prayer Snapshot we share all that goes into getting someone like Yaofang their first Bible. You’ll hear about the incredible lengths that local pastors and Bible Societies go to, to bring the treasure of God’s Word to hard-to-reach communities around the world. Through tireless efforts, unprecedented partnerships, and your prayers, many people now have their first Bible.
Thankfully the wait is over for Yaofang. Forty years after giving her heart to Jesus, Yaofang received her first Bible.
To learn how you can pray for more than one billion people still waiting for God’s Word, listen to this episode.
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