International Projects

We want a world where every person in every country has access to the Bible.

Every year we work in more than 30 countries partnering with local Bible Societies in a range of Bible mission projects. From teaching people to read and write using Bible literacy resources to producing Braille Bibles for the blind, Bible Society New Zealand is able to bring the Bible to tens of thousands of people every year that wouldn’t otherwise have access to it.

We do this by working with United Bible Societies, a network of 150 Bible Societies operating in more than 200 countries and territories.  Together, we believe the Bible is for everyone so we are working towards the day when everyone can access the Bible in the language and medium of their choice.

United Bible Societies is one of the world’s largest Christian organisations in terms of global reach. You will find local Bible Society staff working in almost every country and territory across the world.

Our 2017 international projects

In 2017, Bible Society New Zealand will be supporting 41 projects in 31 countries.  We’re only able to support this work through the generosity of our supporters.  Here’s some of our 2017 highlights…

Introducing Indian children to Jesus

Statistics suggest there are over 8,000,000 homeless children in India, a number that continues to grow.

Over the next three years, the Bible Society in India (BSI) wants to reach 250,000 of these orphaned children with the Scriptures, presenting each one with a children’s Bible that they can treasure as their own.

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Reaching out to refugees in Israel

There are thousands of refugees and foreign workers in Israel. Many are living in extremely difficult circumstances and have experienced great trauma in their lives.

The Bible Society in Israel wants to offer an holistic outreach ministry to these people, including those in prison, by providing them with the Word of God in their own language along with essential supplies, prayers, emotional support and guidance.

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One million Bibles for Cuba


The church in Cuba is growing at at rapid rate, and there are simply not enough Bibles to go around.

The Bible Commission of Cuba (Bible Society) seeks to change this.  As the only supplier to all the churches in Cuba, they are in a unique position to share God’s Word across the breadth of the whole church.  With this project in its sixth year, the Bible Commission of Cuba has already distributed 640,000 Bibles.

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Literacy programmes in Pakistan

What good is giving someone a Bible if they cannot read it?  Bible literacy programmes are proving successful and popular ways of helping people through the gift of literacy while introducing them to Christ through the Bible.

This ongoing and successful project seeks to help disadvantaged women in Pakistan by establishing 350 new literacy classes in 2017.  The Bible Society in Pakistan aims to impact 7,000 new students through these classes.

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You can help

We are only able to contribute to projects like these through the generous support of donors from all over New Zealand.  If you’d like to be part of the mission to get the Bible into the hands of people that don’t have access to it, you can donate online or contact us.

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