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We Need More Bibles

Bibles have have been flying out of here.  We sent out over 2,000 bibles in the last 3 weeks and we We Need More Bibles.  So, what kinds of bibles do we need?   Glad you asked.

 

We Need More Bibles

Bibles Needed:

Prisons Ministries – Large Print NIV Paperback.

Overseas Missions – Soft Leather Bound NKJ, NIV, Amplified

The Philippines Mission – Soft Leather Bound Study Bibles NKL. NIV, Amplified

New Church Start Ups – Pew bibles of any kind

US Street Ministries – Paperback preferably New Testament Pocket Bibles

 

Thanks to you and your generous gifts we have been able to send out bibles to 51 countries but with around 1 million requests per year we can always use more.

We Need More Bibles

A Generous Spirit

A Generous Spirit

A Generous Spirit:

The importance of being generous can not be overstated.  Some people seem to naturally have a generous spirit while others seem to get upset because they have to share the air that they breathe.

When most people think of giving or being generous with what they have, they usually think about money or their stuff.  But giving is more then money, it is more than giving your stuff.  As Christians we are meant to use all the things of this world to forward the kingdom of heaven.  That means all of our giving.

The giving of our faith, the giving of our forgiveness, the giving of our time and yes, the giving of our stuff.  As Christians we are not to be obligated to give.  No, not at all.  As Christians we are to give from a generous spirit. out of the gratefulness of our hearts.  We give because we know that everything comes from GOD.  E V E R Y T H I N G, our jobs, our family, our time here on earth, our salvation and yes, our stuff.  All of it comes from Him. He gave it to us.  We are meant to engage with it so that we could use it.  All of it

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. (Mathew 23:23)

Justice. Mercy and Faithfulness, these are the weightier matters of the law.  Bill and Ted had it right; “Be excellent to each other!”

The Importance Of A Generous Spirit:

As Christians, we are encouraged to use the things of this world to make friends so that we can bear fruit. “And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. (Luke 16:9)  Who are they?  They are today’s non-believers, the people of this world. who will get into heaven because of what you give.

For your sake I encourage you to use what you have to move the kingdom forward with your giving, with your investment of time, with your forgiveness, with a generous spirit.

A Generous Spirit will Prosper:

The bible tells us that a generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (Proverbs 11;25) and it doesn’t stop there.  The bible is full of scriptures that remind us of the importance of sharing what we have.  

The old testament tells us to give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. (Deuteronomy 15:10).  Who is them?  The same non-believers that Jesus talked about.

As mature Christian’s we don’t give for show or for rewards.  We give because it has become our nature.  The new testament puts it this way; “give that which is within as charity [that is, acts of mercy and compassion, not as a public display, but as an expression of your faithfulness to God], and then indeed all things are clean for you. (Luke 11:41).

A Generous Spirit Can Be Taught:

The Apostle Paul poured his heart, soul and time into Timothy.  One of the things he told timothy was to; “Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Timothy 6:18).

 

Bibles For Manila

Bibles for Manila       –

We need Bibles For Manila

As many of you know for the last 10 years, Bible Senders has supported ministries throughout SE Asia and the Philippines.  One of the ministries we support MYM (Mercy Yerga Ministries) goes to the Philippines, Ethiopia and Dubai on a yearly basis.  Each year we give them 3,000 – 5,000 bibles to take to give out for free.

Study Bibles

Meherat Yerga Ministries

The bibles we send for this particular mission are soft leather bound Study Bibles designated specifically for traveling Pastors so they can teach the Word.  These Pastors have traveling ministries throughout the more than 7,000 islands in the Philippines. Typically we send NKJ and NIV as they are the easiest for the Pastors to read and teach from.

The average annual family income in the Philippines is around $10,049 (US) /year. That’s roughly $837 /month.  The study bibles we send would cost the Pastors between $39 – $45 (US) so not many can afford them.

Bibles For Manila

Over the years the ministry to the Philippines has grown substantially. Every year this missions group goes out, they focus on a different province.  The provinces of Iloilo, Guimaras and Manila are the main focus.  However, this year the requests for bibles for Manila are much higher than anticipated and we need your help to meet that need.

What Can You Do

We need Soft leather NKL or NIV Large Print Study Bibles for Manila and the funds to help send them.  It cost $105 (US) to ship 80 bibles.  If you send a check, please make it out to Bible Senders with a note that says Manila written on the bottom left hand corner of the check.  If using PayPal please use our PayPal link below (Bibles for Manila) and include a note that says Manila.

The mission arrives in the Philippines every year on the last week of January.

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Meheret sharing the Good News!

Bibles for Manila

Handing Out Bibles In Manila

Standing in Line - Bible for Manila

So many Pastors But Not Enough Bibles 

Bible Senders Conversations: Evangelist Mercy Yearga

Bible Senders Conversations - Podcast

Bible Senders Conversations - Podcast

Bible Senders Conversations: Evangelist Mercy Yearga

Conversation are podcasts with fellow Christians from different walks of life about everyday issues and how they impact the Christian life.

This Conversation is with Evangelist Mercy Yerga while we were loading up bibles for his next mission trip.  Mercy was telling me about some of his experiences in the Philippines, Ethiopia and Dubai.  The noise you will hear in the back ground is the stacking, sorting and boxing of bibles.

Blood of The Lamb

Blood of the Lamb

Blood of the Lamb

Words by Woody Guthrie

Are your garments all spotless?
Are they white as the snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?
Is your soul all spotless?
Is it clean as the snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?

I am washed, yes I’m washed
I am washed in the blood
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb
I’m all clean I’m all spotless
I’m pure like the snows
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb

Have you laid down your burdens?
Have you found peace and rest?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?
I’ve laid down all my troubles
I’ve found peace and rest
I’m all washed in the blood of the lamb

Have you learnt to love your neighbors?
Of all colors, creeds and kinds?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?
I’ve learnt to love my peoples
Of all colors, creeds and kinds
I’m all washed in that blood of that lamb

What Must I Do To Be Saved

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16).  If that is not plain and simple answer to What Must I Do To Be Saved, here are a few more quotes.

What Must I Do To Be Saved

The apostle Paul was asked this same question (Acts 16:30-31) and his answer was “believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.”  If you believe that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for your sins, then you are saved!

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal,the promised Holy Spirit,” (Ephesians 1:13).

Is there any other way?  Good question…”Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

NOTHING ELSE is required.

This is probably the easiest thing to do.  We are the ones that make it hard.

Bible Senders – India

Spreading the Good News in India

Bible Senders – India is another outreach we would like to expand. If I recall correctly, the first bible we sent to India was a few years back, sometime around 2014.  My daughter Jenna was doing our communications then and she received our first letter from India asking for a bible.  She sent 1 bible to 1 family.  Since receiving that one letter, we have received a fairly large volume of mail and emails asking for bibles for India.

I believe the cost was around $35 to send that one bible.  In about a month or so we received a letter back from the family telling us how they were so excited to have the only bible in the village and when they received it, the family gathered around the table, passed it around so they all could look, feel and smell it.  The Word had come into their home.  How awesome is that.

Below are photos of Pastor Babu from West Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh, India. Pastor Babu recently sent us a letter requesting help for his orphanage.  If anyone is planning a missions trip to India, Bible Senders – India would like to partner up with you and provide you bibles to take over.  With the rising costs of international shipping, this partnering program is the most cost-effective and efficient way to spread the Good News around the world.  There are over 1 billion people in India, all we need to do is reach a few so they can reach the many.

If you could help us with Bible Senders – India that would be awesome too. Contact Us

Bible Senders - India

Bible Study in India

Bible Senders - India

Teaching the Children

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Prayer Meetings in India

GOD Did It

Man, do I Love this gospel song “GOD Did It”.  Its church, confession, witnessing, ministry and a strong touch of the Spirit in 10 minutes, thought I would share it.

 

You can help support Bible Senders every time you shop on Amazon by using Smile.Amazon. Once there, choose the charity Bible Senders Inc located in Palm Harbor, Fl.  It’s that simple.  Then every time you make a purchase through Smile.Amazon, they will donate a small portion to Bible Senders at No Cost to You.

If you like the song God Did It, one of the places you can get it is on Smile.Amazon

Bibles For Prisons

Bibles for Prisons Ministry

The amount of men and women incarcerated all over the world is staggering and has created a need for a Bibles For Prisons Ministry. Having been involved in various Prison Ministries, I can tell you first hand that the immediate and long-term support needed for this type of Prison Ministry is great.

Bible Senders is supported by a large number of individuals, bible study groups and churches who faithfully send us cases of Bibles each month.  However, these new paperback NIV and ESV Large Print bibles are specifically earmarked for the Bibles For Prisons Ministry.  Above is a photo of one of those shipments, a total of 364 bibles bound for a Florida Prison.  Below we are handing them off to Tony Patrino for delivery to his Florida prison ministry.

Tony has been heading up this prison ministry at the Pasco County Correctional Facility for the past 3 years.  The weekly bible studies at this prison facility are available to male and female inmates and are attended by approximately 30 – 60 inmates each week.  As part of this prison ministry, CCWC (Calvary Chapel Worship Center) holds a weekly gathering for those inmates who have been released and have decided to continue their Christian walk.

 

bibles for prisons ministry donations

Bibles being passed to Tony

We would also like to give a shout out to the woman’s group that have been faithfully donating to the Bibles for Prisons Ministry.  What you ladies have done and the impact you are making is nothing less than life changing.  On behalf of Bible Senders, Tony and the prisoners, thank you all for these awesome donations.

If you would like to support the Bible For Prisons Ministry, please send new paperback NIV or ESV large print bibles to:

Bible Senders
PO Box 90
Palm Harbor, FL 34682

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Partner With Bible Senders.org

Partner With Bible Senders.org

Together, by being a partner with Bible Senders.org, your family and mine can reach thousands of people and plant seeds in a world that is not only ripe to hear the word but desperately needs to hear some really Good News.  It costs us an average of $5.00 to ship 1 bible here in the US.  By becoming a monthly Partner, your steady monthly donations can help make this happen.  Pick the amount that works for you.  You can also help by using Smile Amazon.  Every time you make a purchase, Amazon donates money to Bible Senders.

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Your monthly donations regardless of size go a long-long way in helping Bible Senders get the word out and into the hands of fellow Christians throughout 51 countries.  We are truly appreciative of your faithful willingness.

If for some reason you are not able to support us financially or would like to help in other ways, we are also in need of new large print bibles preferably in either the New King James or NIV translation.  Our largest requests are for those particular bibles in English and Spanish.

 

Blessings

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