New Zealand distribution
50,257 Bibles and 19,491 New Testaments were distributed in New Zealand in 2014.
Our aim is to share God’s life changing message with as many people as possible.
We do this by distributing Bibles, Scripture portions and other resources and materials throughout New Zealand to individuals, churches, schools, prisons and more.
We serve the whole Christian community and work closely with churches and the community to serve all denominations and confessions.
We have more than 3,000 types of Bibles and Scripture resources in our Wellington warehouse at 144 Tory Street which can be purchased from our shop - including printed media and also Bibles and Scripture resources in other formats including CD-ROM, DVD and MP3 CD and USB Drive.
We distribute all recognised and approved versions of the Bible in English, plus Scriptures in up to 80 different non-English languages to meet the needs of the ever increasing number of different cultures in New Zealand. Our most popular translations include Samoan and other Pacific Island languages, as well as Chinese, Japanese, Persian and Burmese.
Read about some of our New Zealand distribution projects.
In 2012 more than 405 million Bibles, Testaments and Scripture portions were distributed by Bible Societies worldwide. This was an increase of six per cent from the previous year. Of that 405 million, 32.1 million were full Bibles.
But there are still millions who have no access to God’s life changing message so the need for Bible distribution remains as pressing as ever.
Many Bible Societies are in countries with little or no funding for Bible work and they rely on funds raised in other countries to make it possible. With the help of our New Zealand supporters who partner with us, we’re able to support distribution projects in developing countries everywhere.
Read our quarterly publication, The Word at Work, to read about some of the worldwide distribution projects we’ve supported.
As a little girl, Mrs Bala wanted to learn to read and write, but owing to her family’s poverty she was unable to. Now, at the age of 75 she has been attending Bible Society literacy classes at the Chourkhuli Church of Bangladesh in Kotalipara in southwestern Bangladesh.