It may seem like an insurmountable obstacle—until you break that really big number of one billion down to just one. One woman desperate for Christ’s love. One man hungry for redemption from his past. One child crying out for a Father to love him. The fact is, among the 1 billion Indian people who don’t know Christ, there is a light shining—it’s called the Church. And the believers in those churches are the way in which God wants to reach India. They’re persevering and brave in the midst of persecution. And, just like you, they have a heart to reach their communities with the gospel.
For years, a man named Samson collected request from people who wanted the Bible. By 2015, he had 250,000 names. The Gideons International In Canada | ShareWord Global and thousands of Canadians partnered with Samson to reach the goal. Praise God, every one of those 250,000 people received their own copy of God’s Word!
As the Bibles spread out into the rural communities of India through pastor networks, new requests for Bibles came in. There are now 350,000 new requests! These names represent thousands of families who are ready to be impacted by the Word of God. And that’s how you can help! You can place a Bible into the hands of someone in India who’s waiting for their very first Bible—from right where you’re sitting. Thanks to that person’s pastor and involvement in a church family, they’ll grow in the Word and have a new confidence to reach out to their community with the gospel.
Each gift of $5 will be used to share the gospel with someone in India and give them a copy of God’s Word. Imagine the ripple effects of that one Bible! Not only is their immediate family impacted, but their friends, colleagues, and neighbours now have a chance to read God’s Word too, and be introduced to Jesus. And gradually the Light of the world will begin to shine deeper into the darkness of India.