God’s love for the disabled

Poverty, rather than riches, has been the outcome of freedom for many in Ukraine. Into the vacuum left by the demise of communism has come not joy but crime and immorality. The Chernobyl disaster still affects huge swaths of the country and the AIDS virus is beginning to take its toll.

Anna: “I’ve been a believer since 1996, but I could never read the Bible because of my poor eyesight. Having this New Testament means so much to me. I pray that I will be able to continue reading it every day for the rest of my life.”
Anna: “I’ve been a believer since 1996, but I could never read the Bible because of my poor eyesight. Having this New Testament means so much to me. I pray that I will be able to continue reading it every day for the rest of my life.”

In a struggling society like this one, not only are there a lot of disabled people – some estimates say as many as 2.5 million – but they are among the most marginalised and neglected.

That’s why Bible Society has created a special edition of the New Testament with Psalms for them.

With a bright cover, large print and verses that speak of God’s mercy and healing highlighted in yellow, it is designed to make the recipients feel special and to let them know that they are loved by God.

Bible Society has already distributed 10,000 Bibles, but there are still many more people waiting to receive one.

Vitaly: “I’m an orphan. I had heard about God, but I lived my life without him. Everything changed when I got frostbite and had to have my legs amputated. I’m very grateful that someone put this book into my hands because now I can find out more about God.”
Vitaly: “I’m an orphan. I had heard about God, but I lived my life without him. Everything changed when I got frostbite and had to have my legs amputated. I’m very grateful that someone put this book into my hands because now I can find out more about God.”

 

This article is from The Word at Work – Spring 2010.

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