Yesterday was a real highlight around here. One of the ministries that Bishop and I have personally supported for years came to visit us! I am THRILLED about this! Here is their mission statement that I so believe in! www.americanbible.org Go see them and join us in supporting a real cause!
From the American Bible Society's founding in 1816, we have been focused on translation, publication and the distribution of Bibles to as many people as possible.
Our mission today is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message.
The American Bible Society carries out its mission by:
- Affirming the power of God to speak to every generation through the Holy Scriptures.
- Providing translations of the Holy Scriptures that are faithful to the wording of the original language biblical texts.
- Working in partnership with all Christian churches and Christian communities.
- Producing materials that avoid endorsing or advocating any doctrinal positions.
- Utilizing appropriate communication tools that allow the Word of God to come alive in individual and public life.
The vision of the American Bible Society is to meet its continuing challenges with creativity and innovation under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Among the opportunities presented in the third millennium are:
- The burgeoning youth population;
- The rapidly expanding numbers of people who seek political refuge and freedom;
- The growing number of persons who seek spiritual meaning in a secular or hostile culture;
- The many individuals whose main learning is in new idioms and electronic media, both audible and visual;
- The new media opportunities that are being developed on a routine basis.
Some of their staff came to see us and talk about vision for the future. This summer the American Bible Society Board will be coming to Houston and this preliminary meeting is to start the details of their visit.
Lot's of details like Role Models of America, our Family Client Services, the Foundation and our programs to share with them.
Seeing our food pantry and it's functions was interesting for them. Lot's of questions and answers here.
They enjoyed seeing our Role Models of America store and how it all works together to be a witness and a support to hurting families.
Their visit to us was both informative for them as they see first hand what can be done in ministry besides 'having church' to reach people. And we enjoyed meeting them - personally I think that this ministry has some of God's hero's in it!! Spreading the pure Word of God is the right ministry for me to support.
www.americanbible.org pleeeeeese go see what is going on and jump in and support! You will never be sorry you helped send Bibles all over the world!!!