For the second year running Bible Societies distributed more than 38 million full Bibles around the globe!
Ma Wen, in the picture to the right, is from China. She is 90 years old and in 2018 she received her very first Bible. She has been a Christian for 25 years - imagine never having owned your own Bible. This lady now has access to stories that will inspire, strengthen and equip her.
In 2018 17% of all full Bibles distributed were internet downloads. Many Bible Societies are making Scriptures available online. One third of all Bible downloads in the world were in Spanish provided by Bible Societies in Latin America.
More than 1.5 million Children's Bibles were distributed in 2018. It is so important to provide Scriptures that are age appropriate for young people so that they can learn and understand in a format that is best for them.
All in all, more than 354 million Scripture items, including Bibles, New Testaments, Gospels and smaller Scripture items like booklets for people learning to read, were distributed in 2018. Thank you for the part that you played in this.
Pray for Bible Distribution
- Pray for all those individuals, families, churches, and Pastors who received a Bible or a portion of Scripture in 2018. Pray for this living and active word to take root and transform those who read it.
- Pray for the Bible Society staff all over the world who are involved in Bible Distribution and the work that goes on to help people understand and engage with the Bible.