The Christian publishing ministry, Crossway, has started the next phase of its endeavor to distribute one million Bibles to Christians in the global south. The Illinois-based publisher has collaborated with organizations such as the African faith-based nonprofit, Rakifi Foundation, in order to fulfill the goal. Crossway has reported that by June 30, it aims to raise half a million dollars to distribute Bibles to 100,000 children who face limitations in accessing Scripture. In the first phase of the distribution campaign, the publishing house raised over $500,000, allowing them to distribute more than 100,000 copies of the Bible.
Crossway, a Christian publishing ministry based in Wheaton, Illinois, has launched part two of its effort to distribute one million Bibles in the global south.
“If we care about the future of the church — the future of the church is in Africa, because the next generation of the church is going to be there — then we ought to help them by providing Bibles, study Bibles, and sound doctrine,” Karen Elliott, executive director of the Rafiki Foundation, said in a statement about the initiative. “We should flood the continent with God’s Word.”
The Rafiki Foundation is a faith-based nonprofit in Africa and is one of the organizations partnering with Crossway to reach its distribution goal.
In a press release of its own, Crossway said its goal is to raise half a million dollars by June 30 in order to give Bibles to 100,000 children who might not otherwise have access to Scripture. This follows the successful completion of the first phase of the project, which came in December, after the publishing house raised more than $500,000 and began giving away over 100,000 copies of God’s Word.
According to data compiled by the Pew Research Center, Christianity is spreading rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa. As of 2018, more than 75% of every country surveyed on the continent described faith as very important to them.
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