Kilifi is a town just 56 kilometers north of Mombasa on the Kenyan coastline. It boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Historical sites in Kilifi’s old town date back to the 14th century. These combine to make it a popular tourist destination. Despite its peaceful, picturesque setting, however, Kilifi can be a very dangerous place. Especially for evangelism. Just ask Michael (not his real name), a convert from Islam who has been actively sharing his faith …
The following testimonies came from China, where Biblica’s Chinese Contemporary Bible (CCB) is now being published. This project, in partnership with the China Christian Council, will open a door to making this modern, contemporary translation available throughout China.
If you attended Sunday School or Vacation Bible School as a child, you probably participated in Scripture memory contests. In some churches, they are known as “sword drills.” No matter what they’re called, the goal is to help children learn Bible verses and passages. You might have considered activities like this fun games, but did they have any lasting effect? Did memorizing verses have an impact on your life? For one young woman in Egypt, the answer is a resounding: “Yes!”
The Bible is a gathering together of very unique writings, including letters, stories about Jesus, histories, song lyrics, wisdom literature, prophetic oracles, and much more. All the different authors of the Bible had a reason for choosing the kind of writing they did. Each book of the Bible has its own character, and each makes a special contribution to the whole Bible.
“As I look back in my life,” Eben reflects, “I realize that this path I’m treading has not been my chosen path. This road has been paved by Jesus. I am therefore at ease at Biblica, and I rest in my mind when I work with Biblica – God’s chosen place for me. I am grateful to God for this work.”
When Ernest Kimwanuka Kintu Sempebwa was born in 1918, Uganda was just beginning to recover from the East African Campaign – a series of violent battles that spread across East Africa during World War I. The nation was also in the midst of a sleeping sickness epidemic.
Accessibility is something we often take for granted.