Thursday, October 18, 2012
Quote of the Day: If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. --Daniel Webster
What can you buy with $1,000? If you're in the United States of America, you can buy an HDTV, Blu Ray/HD DVD combo player, set of golf clubs, new car stereo, pc/laptop, a vacation, and iPad/iPhone combo, or many, many other things that will, in a few years, be obsolete, forgotten, or gone. If you are here, you can buy 100 Bibles in Swahili. In a few years, those 100 Bibles will have brought the Word of God to over 3,000 people because no one here just reads the Bible for themselves. They study it, they read it to their families, they read it to their neighbors--for few have ever even held a Bible in their hands. One hundred Bibles can change the face of Christianity in East Africa or at least make a good effort in that direction. Never have I seen a people so hungry to read for themselves the stories of Abraham and Isaac, Daniel in the lion's den, and the revolutionary story of the King of Kings who brings peace and hope to the hearts of all who know Him. We offer our deepest thanks to those who sent the money for this purchase of Bibles. You can see from the expressions of the men who just opened the boxes, what it meant to them (picture at right--just one picture, sorry). When I created our foundation, I named it The One Book Foundation because John Wesley said he was a man of just one book--the Bible. So are we, here.