The staff of Biblica Latin America works in many dangerous countries, providing God’s Word in accurate, contemporary Spanish, Portuguese, and other indigenous languages. They travel throughout the area, training pastors and church leaders to study and teach the Bible, and helping churches engage with God’s Word.
We hear about them every Christmas. Sometimes referred to as the Wise Men, the Magi are a familiar part of the holiday season, originally appearing in the story of Christ’s birth found in the gospel of Matthew.
It says in Isaiah that his ways are not our ways. Which might explain why, instead of keeping Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego out of the fiery furnace, he kept them safe in the fiery furnace; why he saved the Israelite spies from capture in Jericho by hiding them in the home of a prostitute; why He chose a mere boy to slay a giant, enemy warrior named Goliath; and perhaps most surprisingly, why He sent His one and only Son to rescue mankind from sin, allowing Jesus to be born in a stable, grow up in obscurity, and die a painful, humiliating death on a Roman cross.
While the State Department has warned U.S. citizens not to travel to this nation and is evacuating personnel from the embassy in Juba, Biblica’s volunteers continue to faithfully equip believers and minister the life of God’s Word to the people of this war-torn land.
Without the Bible, men and women in prison have little hope. But when they receive God’s Word, they discover a Father who loves them and who sent His Son to save them from their sins.
In Baltimore, at least 3,000 people are homeless, sleeping on the streets on any given night. But they aren’t unnoticed or forgotten. God remembers them. They are made in His image and He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on their behalf, so they could be forgiven and know eternal life.
A woman leads a group of girls (as young as 10-years-old) out of their village in Malawi, in the middle of the night, down deserted dirt roads, to a collection of primitive huts. This is the broken reality many young girls of Malawi face. They will stay there for up to two weeks for something called “initiation”: a rite in which they are taught how to satisfy men in bed. Afterward, they are encouraged to have sex with any man …