Like many young Christian teens in Africa, Kojo* found himself on a roller coaster ride that went downhill fast as he lost his grip on God’s Word. He shares:
“My four years in high school have been dramatic. I went in as a Christian but left the faith after I succumbed to peer pressure. After that, I engaged in all the vices that one could think of.”
But God moved someone like you to put one of our youth-friendly Bibles in his hands, and Kojo says, “I was convicted of my sins, repented, and vowed to continue in the faith.”
Thanks to you, a 16-year-old boy named Thobile recently got his very first Bible – our special Reach4Life edition for young people – and he says:
“Thank you so much for giving me a Bible! I can’t stop telling everyone I know how cool Jesus is!”
You’re also sharing Christ with at-risk young kids through scriptural resources like Bible Adventures.
Many children around the world have never even heard of Jesus. But thanks to your support, many kids are coming to know Him as Lord and Savior through resources like Bible Adventures – designed to help kids between the ages of 7 and 11 engage with Scripture and build strong foundations of faith for the future. As we work together with partners around the world, your support will help reach over 200,000 at-risk children through Bible Adventures every month in 2017.
Our partners on the ground are pleading for more resources, and we’ve been asked to translate Bible Adventures into 11 new languages – including Hindi, Karen, Mongolian, Nepalese, and Thai. This will provide God’s Word to children in remote and previously unreached people groups. Translating these Bible Adventures could help 200,000 million children learn more about Jesus in the year ahead – but we can’t do it alone.
So please pray that God will move the hearts of more people to get behind our Bibles to Children campaign. As one of our partners shared: “There’s an amazing openness to God’s Word among the young – and we must respond!”
*All names in this newsletter have been changed for security reasons.
Also in this issue:
- You’re Telling Many Precious Kids About Jesus
- Q&A With Carl
- Kids in the Philippines: ‘We need Bibles’
- A Word From Carl
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