After months of research and searching for the right deal, I buy it.
“Your order will arrive Tuesday.”
Tuesday!? It seems forever away…
Tuesday is here and I anxiously await the arrival of my package. I open the door, looking to see if maybe the FedEx man forgot to knock on the door when he left the box.
An hour later, I check again.
And then it comes…a knock!
“Yay!” I yell excitedly to the kids. From my reaction they are expecting something quite exciting to be at the door.
“What is it, Mommy?” Anna asks. “Can I help you open it?”
She helps me open the box. All. Too. Slowly. Little fingers struggle to pull the tape across the top of the Amazon box. We pull back the cardboard flaps.
The waiting is over; it’s here…
My new Bible!
Did you know there is such a thing as Bible Poverty? Well, there is. And OneVerse is striving to end it.
There are more people in the world without a single verse of Scripture in their language than the entire population of the United States. In fact, more people live without a complete Bible in their language than without enough food and clean water combined. – EndBiblePovery.org
For months, Lara and I have been working hard on our ebook. Both of us have wanted to be able to give of the proceeds of our book. But hadn’t been certain of where the Lord was leading.
Then back in May Lara saw this and shared it with me. It is a video of the the Kimyal Tribe of Papua, Indonesia receiving their first Bibles ever in their language. We watch as the people dance, jump up and down, and weep because they now have copies of the New Testament in their native tongue.
It was then we knew where He was leading: We are to give in order to bring the nations the living water it so desperately needs.
A Chance to Give
Next Tuesday, Lara and I will release our new ebook Savoring Living Water. To say that we are excited is an understatement!
We are also thrilled to announce that we will be donating $2 to OneVerse for every copy of Savoring Living Water sold. And, the cool thing is, for every 13 copies purchased we will be able to fund the translation of a verse.
So, we’ve set a goal; a chance for the Lord to show off and for us to be a part of bringing His Word to the nations. Through the proceeds of Savoring Living Water we would like to fund the translation of the book of Philippians.
That’s 104 verses, folks.
They are Waiting
Last week I anxiously awaited my new study Bible to arrive on my doorstep. There are people all over the world who have NOT ONE COPY OF THE BIBLE to call their own.
The Rutara people are waiting.
The Rewe people are waiting.
The Ayta-Abellan people are waiting.
The Bible brings life, and for every day that passes, enough people to fill 16 Boeing 747s die without hearing the Gospel in their own language. – EndBiblePoverty.org
There are people longing in anticipation for the Word of God to arrive in their dialect.
Let’s bring it to them.
Be sure to check out Lara’s post on OneVerse and her heart for this ministry!
Wow! One verse…. some would say it is not enough. But if we sit back and do nothing because we can’t do everything we have failed in our mission to take the gospel to the nations! This is just another opportunity to share the good news!! Even if it is one verse at a time! Can’t wait to see what God does. 🙂
Thanks so much for this, Katie and Lara! We are thrilled to partner with you, so others can have God’s most precious Word! God bless you.
Thank you, Johanna. It is so fun to see how God has worked it all out! We had no idea the connection between OneVerse and Relevant until a few weeks ago, though we have been planning this for months!
So glad we will be able to meet at Relevant!
Can’t wait for the ebook to come out! What an exciting idea, people jumping up and down, crying over getting a bible. How wonderful!
I have to know, after all the research, which bible did you choose?!!
ESV Study Bible! I have wanted one for years, and I found a great deal on amazon! I love it.
(AND, we just might be giving one away next week…)
I love that bible as well! I have read so many good things about it. There are so many wonderful resources in it as well!
Enjoy! And thank you for always being an encouraged of savoring the Word!
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