Tony has been out of prison for more than five years now. None of his children have had any run-ins with the law. When he encountered God in His Word and accepted Christ as His Savior, he effectively broke the cycle of crime and punishment that had been plaguing his family, dragging them down.
Biblica has been taking seminars to rural pastors in Uganda, through the Equipping Leaders program. But to call it a “program” doesn’t do it justice. It’s a practical, proactive means of raising up leaders and ensuring that rural churches – and ultimately the Church at large – remains spiritual healthy and strong.
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!”
“As I was reading the Bible,” explains Nkanyiso, “I discovered something about other people who served the Lord, especially the apostles of Jesus Christ. I discovered that they were evangelizing the world.
Luciano Jaramillo was born in Argentina, during what historians call the “infamous decade” – a period of time following the Great Depression that involved political corruption and ultimately a revolution that ushered in the era of Juan and Eva Peròn.
As Solomon wrote in the book of Ecclesiastes: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor” —Ecclesiastes 4:9