Currently 10% of Chile’s population is over 65 and this number is predicted to grow as life expectancy increases. Often men and women’s spiritual needs aren’t provided for at the end of their lives as they are forgotten about by younger generations. The Chilean Bible Society has seen this need and has been working to meet it.
The ‘Light at Sunset’ project was created to bring comfort, care and community through God’s Word to those at the end of their lives. Working alongside the local churches, the Chilean Bible Society is bringing small groups of older people together around the Bible. These small groups meet regularly in nursing homes, houses and churches to study the Bible, pray and have fellowship together.
At Christmas time there is a lot of activity among the groups as they meet and invite friends to events. This year there has been a rise in people interested in joining a group, as well as a rise in an interest to plant and lead new ones!
This year, Bible Society NI is supporting the Light at Sunset project by providing large print Bibles to those in these groups. Often the elderly do not have a Bible or they have one but the print is too small for their failing eyes. This month your £5 will go towards providing an elderly Chilean with a large print Bible of their own.