The special-edition Bible for the Police, which many of you helped to fund, was launched at Bible House in Wellington on 29th July 2020.
Present at the event were Senior Sergeant Claire Bibby, Lead Coordinator for the Bibles for Police project; Inspector Frank Grant and Detective Jon McKenzie, Co-Chairs of the Police Christian Support Network (PCSN); and members of the Bible Society Board.
A Police Working Group, including members of the PCSN, the Police Chaplaincy, John Watson, Category Buyer – Bibles, of BSNZ; and representatives including Māori, Pacific Island, female, constabulary and non-constabulary all contributed to the special content of the Bible over the course of a year.
It’s hoped the Bible will be relevant to all New Zealand Police personnel, bringing them the comfort, hope and peace of God’s Word as they face challenges in their working lives every day.
“This Bible will bring a bright light of joy into our lives. It’s practical, portable and relevant to Christians in the Police workplace,” said Senior Sergeant Bibby.
The Bible will be made available to members of the PCSN at their conference in October at the Royal NZ Police College.
It’s been a significant year for the Police with the March 2019 terror event, the Whakaari/White Island eruption, and Covid-19, among others. As well, their colleague Constable Matthew Hunt was slain on duty and his patrol partner seriously injured, something which has impacted the Police badly.
“In sadness alone we despair, in Christ alone we find our hope, help and comfort,” said Inspector Frank Grant.
These events emphasise the kind of pressures the Police are under every day. It’s why this Bible is urgently needed, so thank you once again for your support.
To learn more about this project, click here.