Bible Society and you – working together to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to people this Easter.
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
- John 10:10
CHINA – Qin
Once a wealthy businesswoman, Qin’s life changed on the day that she was diagnosed with multiple illnesses. Afraid of the pain and suffering she would face, she decided to end her own life. Having made her preparations Qin decided to go for one last walk.
On the street she met a Christian friend who began sharing the Gospel with her. She invited her to a church service. The sermon was based on Luke 8.50. “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” Qin felt as if every word was being spoken directly to her. Immediately she bought a Bible and began to read it. That very day she put her trust in Jesus.
Now, she reads her Bible and attends church every day. Her health has improved and these days her preferred means of transport is a bike rather than her former BMW!
LAOS – Thaungxay
"The Bible is my new weapon," says Thaungxay, who is a soldier in the Laos army. Thaungxay came to faith after losing all of his weapons and equipment during a training exercise, something which is severely punished in the Laos army, and then having them returned to him miraculously through prayer.
But for Thaungxay, who compares his life to that of Job’s in the Bible, this was only the beginning. He began gambling until ultimately he lost his family’s home and land. He and his family then drifted from village to village looking for somewhere to settle, but each time they were driven away.
A pastor who came to visit Thaungxay was murdered on his way home from visiting them. Finally they were offered land upon which to build, but their new house burnt down.
But in spite of all of these setbacks, Thaungxay believes that God is with him. He reads his Bible every day and his face lights up whenever he speaks about his faith.
JAMAICA - David
At the age of ten, David wanted to be a gunman. By 19, he was one of Jamaica's most wanted criminals, and by 22, he was in prison for murder.
Growing up in Trench Town, one of Kingston's most notorious ghettos, David rapidly notched up many crimes. Finally, he attempted to rob an 80-year-old man. When he found he had no money, he shot him dead.
In prison David continued along the same path becoming a feared gang leader. Then some Christians began running church services in the prison. Reluctantly at first, David went along. He was given a Bible. Slowly, page by page he began to read it. One day he fell to his knees. He repented and gave his life to the Lord.
Upon his release David went to Bible College and today, he is a pastor in a church in the area he grew up in reaching out to others like him.
Will you please give a gift today to help bring Bibles to people in need this Easter?
Thank you and God bless you!
“My uncle was a heroin addict. He had sunk very low. He met a pastor from a church, who shared God’s love and forgiveness with him. He became a devout Christian.”