Bibles for the Middle East

THE CAUSE

In countries where Christian minorities face unique challenges, such as the Gulf States, Jordan, and Egypt, Bible Societies are working tirelessly to bring the life-transforming power of God’s Word to the people.

Today, we humbly invite you to prayerfully consider supporting this vital work which will transform lives, and sow the seeds of faith in the hearts of countless individuals.

THE IMPACT

By making a gift today, you will help:

  • The Bible Society in the Gulf to train church leaders from poor migrant churches in Kuwait enabling them to lead their churches more effectively.
  • The Bible Society in Jordan to bring the Word of God to all Jordanians.
  • The Bible Society in Egypt to open a new Ministry Centre in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, forty-five kms east of Cairo.
Kuwait Bible mission

The happiest man on earth

In Kuwait, over 70 per cent of the population of 4.3 million are foreign workers, who come from over 100 countries. Many migrant workers are exploited by their employers. They work long hours in poor conditions, live in labour camps, and are deprived of their wages. Unsurprisingly, there are high rates of depression and suicide among them.

In this context many migrant workers are turning to Christ. They attend their own churches which are led by other migrant workers. Because their leaders do not understand the basics of Christianity, the Bible Society in the Gulf (BSG) is teaching them by providing Bible-based seminars.

One church which has benefitted from the seminars is the Sharon Church, whose members are all poor Telugu labourers from India. They work on remote farms at Wafra, near the border with Saudi Arabia.

Davit is one of the members of the church. “I work on one of the biggest farms in Wafra. I work from five in the morning until five in the afternoon even when the weather is reaching 55 degrees Celsius. Our only chance for joy is when the church visits us and shares the good news with us. My friends and I wait patiently for such visits, as they give us hope and joy. I was the happiest man on earth when Bible Society gave me my first ever Bible in my mother language. You give me hope to carry on with my life here,” says Davit.

Step inside the Bible Society of Jordan's new bookshop in Amman

GET THE FULL STORY

YES

Yes, I would like to help support Bible mission in Kuwait, Jordan, and Egypt.

APPEAL Code: MID23

(For bank payments, please quote the Appeal code MID23 in the Particulars bank field.)

SIMPLY USE THe SECURE FORM BELOW TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION

Donations of $5 or more are eligible for a tax credit. In the event that an appeal becomes oversubscribed, funds will be distributed where most needed.
 
Need support? Call us on 0800 424 253 or email us at donations@biblesociety.org.nz

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

Share on social media

ionicons-v5-i

EMPTY HANDS

BIBLE POVERTY

ionicons-v5-f

EMPTY HEARTS

BIBLE ENGAGEMENT

ionicons-v5-h

EMPTY MINDS

BIBLE LITERACY