Psalm 126:3, "The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad."
Psalm 68:11, "The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it."
Through the years, we can give testimony of all the things God has done at the ministry of Bearing Precious Seed. The continuous provision for producing the Word of God is amazing! National Bible Publishing Month is a time set aside for churches and individuals to partner with us, giving an offering to help provide funds for paper. The money that is given during National Bible Publishing Month goes only to purchase paper.
Every year, we designate four countries that will receive Bibles from the offerings that are given. In the last 10 years, over 400,000 Bibles have been provided to various countries around the world. This year, the four countries that will receive Bibles will be Kiribati, Gabon, Uganda, and the Philippines.
During the last 10 years, the offerings given for paper from all those involved averaged $221,850 per year. During that same 10 years, 1,257,950 whole Bibles and 2,795,830 New Testaments have been produced and provided to many other countries. It is amazing what God has allowed us to be a part of during that span of time. The total amount of Scripture produced in that 10 year span is 100,836,135 copies and counting. By May of this year, we expect to pass 200 million copies of Scripture produced since the beginning in 1973.
We are currently printing the Thadou New Testament and then producing the Thadou Bible. This is with firstBible International and it will be the first time this Bible has been printed. The Lord continues to do great things!
In February, we will have our annual Seedline project. Our church will have an opportunity to put together some of the Thadou John and Romans, as well as some assembly that will go on at the shop on the New Testaments.
Thank you for being a part of the ministry of Bearing Precious Seed!
Psalm 126:5, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."
Psalm 126:6, "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him."
|Written by Al Braley
Director of Operations-BPS
January 29, 2020