DONATIONS TO BIBLES FOR ASIA DOUBLED IN OCTOBER 2019!

Exciting News - aaa.ngo will double all gifts given to Biblia Global's Bibles for Asia project from October 1 - October 31st, 2019 up to $40,000! We will use all funds raised by this matching gift challenge to print and deliver Bibles (with hymnals when possible) through our Bibles for Asia project so waiting Christians may have their first copy of God's Word.

Give today to help us meet this goal and take full advantage of these matching funds!

     

  

    
       
      
         
          
             
                  
             
          

          

         
      
       
    

  


      Changes to the King Sooper Neighborhood Rewards Program for Biblia Global   Beginning March 2019, in an effort for King Soopers to simplify their community giving, they will be  launching the  Community Rewards Program . This program will be replacing the  Neighborhood Rewards Program . No longer will you need to reload gift cards to support Biblia Global – all you now need to do is link your SooperCard or Kroger loyalty card to Biblia Global and shop with King Soopers, City Market, or Kroger just like you always do!  We have prepared the following Q & A to help you transition to the new program to support Biblia Global and our mission to get a Bible to every believer.  Please contact us if you have any questions.      Q: How does the program work?    A: Each time you shop for groceries and swipe your loyalty card at the checkout, a percentage goes to support Biblia Global. You can use cash, checks, or a charge card for your purchase   Q. Will the Community Rewards Program be replacing the re-loadable gift card program?   A: Yes. King Soopers/City Market is simplifying their community giving and have launched Community Rewards. No longer will you need to reload gift cards to earn for the organization of your choice – all you need to do is link your loyalty card to the organization of your choice and shop at King Soopers, City Market, or Kroger just like you always do!   Q: How do I sign up?   1.      Sign into your account on  www.KingSoopers.com  or  www.Kroger.com   If you don’t have an account, create an account on  Kingsoopers.com  and link your loyalty card to your account.  2.      If you don’t have a SooperCard or Kroger loyalty card, sign up either in the store or at the above websites.  3.      Once you are signed in, click on My Account.   4.      To the far left, under My Account, click on Community Rewards.  5.      Under “Find and Organization” type Biblia Global or our organization number, VV313. Click enroll.   6.      Finally, make sure your home store is set to a Colorado store.    Q: What if I still have a balance on my re-loadable gift card?    A: Any money on your gift card will still be there and can always be used just like cash.  The difference is reloading that card will no longer be linked to or benefit Biblia Global.   Q: Do gasoline purchases still count towards the rewards program?   A: Gasoline purchases are no longer counted towards the reward total.   Q: Where can I shop to help Biblia Global?    A: You can earn towards Biblia Global by swiping your loyalty card at any King Soopers, City Market, or Kroger family store.   Q: Can I participate if I live and shop outside of Colorado?   A: Yes, however to participate outside of Colorado at a Kroger family store, you must set you home store preference (or “currently shopping” store) at Kroger.com as a Colorado store (i.e. King Soopers or City Market). You may then earn towards Biblia Global anywhere there is a Kroger family of stores.   Q. How often do I need to re-enroll my loyalty card?   A: Customers will automatically stay enrolled in the organization of their choice until they decide to switch organizations or no longer participate. Customers can change their selected organization or end their participation at any time by going to  www.kingsoopers.com  or  www.Kroger.com  and clicking on My Account.   Q. May I support more than one organization at a time through King Soopers Community Rewards?   A: Your SooperCard may only be linked to one organization at a time. However, you may change your selected nonprofit at any time.   Q: What is Biblia Global’s organization number?    A: VV313   Q: How do I tell how much I have earned for Biblia Global?   A: Sign in to your account. Under My Account, Community Rewards, you will see how much you have earned per quarter for Biblia Global.      
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Changes to the King Sooper Neighborhood Rewards Program for Biblia Global

Beginning March 2019, in an effort for King Soopers to simplify their community giving, they will be launching the Community Rewards Program. This program will be replacing the Neighborhood Rewards Program. No longer will you need to reload gift cards to support Biblia Global – all you now need to do is link your SooperCard or Kroger loyalty card to Biblia Global and shop with King Soopers, City Market, or Kroger just like you always do!

Rapids: An update on the growing oppression of the church in China

Rapids: An update on the growing oppression of the church in China

At the beginning of 2019, the situation for China’s Christians remain the worst the church has seen since the end of the cultural revolution under Mao Zedong in 1976. The Chinese church in 2019 is facing significant obstacles as they navigate living in authoritarian China with living faithfully to Jesus Christ. While eradication of Christianity in China does not appear to be the end game of the communist government, thought control in the official church, shaping the official church into the image of the atheistic communist world view, and strangling all other forms of Christian practice outside of the official church, seem to be the goal.  Reports are coming out of a new major push between 2018 and 2022 to implement thought reform within the official church to make it more “Chinese” and malleable to the government’s control. In support of this push are plans for a major re-translation and annotation of the Chinese Bible to find commonalities and “correct understanding” of the Biblical text to match the Communists government desired view of Christianity

Donations to Bibles for Asia Doubled in October 2018

Donations to Bibles for Asia Doubled in October 2018

Exciting News - aaa.ngo will double all gifts given to Biblia Global's Bibles for Asia project from October 1 - October 31st, 2018 up to $20,000! We will use all funds raised by this matching gift challenge to print and deliver Bibles (with hymnals when possible) through our Bibles for Asia project so waiting Christians may have their first copy of God's Word. Give today to help us meet this goal and take full advantage of these matching funds.

Black Hmong Receive First Bible Translation in Their Language!

Black Hmong Receive First Bible Translation in Their Language!

A number of years ago, Biblia Global donors helped fund Bibles to Black Hmong (Boua) Christians.  We have received reports and pictures of these Christians receiving their first Black Hmong Bibles in 2017.  This is a brand new translation into Black Hmong and the first translation of the Bible into this people groups language!  Faces have been blurred and location cannot be disclosed for security reasons as this is a highly sensitive region. Thank you to all our supporters for making projects like these possible!

In Memory of Brother Chalit

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Many of you will remember reading in past reports about an 80 year old Lahu pastor named Chalit (we called him Mr. S at the time).  One of our volunteers (pictured at right with brother Chalit) traveled to a Lahu Bible distribution in 2016 and met brother Chalit and heard his story.  One of the founding fathers of the Lahu Baptist convention, brother Chalit had traveled 150 miles from the Chinese-Burmese border to get his churches first Bibles.  The church had waited many decades to receive their first Bibles.

The lack of Bibles was causing many problems in the Lahu churches, so beginning in the year 2000, Lahu pastors and Christians started praying that the Lahu people would have their own Bible in the next century. God began to answer their prayers in 2015. By 2016, brother Chalit came the 150 miles to get his churches first Bibles.

When I (Tim) went to the next Lahu Bible distribution in November of 2017, I received bittersweet news: brother Chalit had gone to be with the Lord just three days before the meeting.  It was clear by the look on many of the pastor's faces when this news was shared that brother Chalit had a tremendous impact on many in the room.  He had been faithful to shepherd his flock.

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I was struck by the fact that he was finally able to get his sheep their first Bibles after all those years of waiting and praying, then died only one year after receiving his churches first Bibles.  What if we had been delayed by a year? I have heard many stories and testimonies of believers dying before they saw their prayers answered for their own Bible.  News of brother Chalit's death made that reality clearer for me and has animated me since then to work as hard and as fast as I can to get Bibles to the tens of millions of believers who are waiting.  Our work is not just getting God's Word to waiting Christians however; we are being used by God to directly answer these precious believer's prayers.  Revelation 5:8 and 8:3-4 describe the prayers of God's people as being incense which goes up before Him.  That prayer for Bibles by the Lahu and many, many other people groups reaches God's throne as a sweet aroma. God then responds in his timing and wisdom. We get to be a part of Yahweh answering those prayers!  What a privilege to be a part of this.

We and our friends and partners keep pressing on to make sure sure that no Christian dies before their prayers for a Bible can be answered. We work so that shepherds like brother Chalit see their sheep equipped with the Word of God before they go to their heavenly reward.

500: Why the Protestant reformation is just as important today as it was 500 years ago

500: Why the Protestant reformation is just as important today as it was 500 years ago

Why is the reformation still relevant today, 500 years after Martin Luther nailed the 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg in 1517? Boiled down to its essence, the reformation was about getting the Word of God into the hands of the common people, in their heart language; it was about viewing the actions of the church through the only authoritative lens, the Bible. The reformers called this sola scriptura. Today millions of Christians still do not have God’s Word, even though it has been translated into their language. Their situation is the same as the situation of Europe during the first 15 centuries of the church; they can’t get God’s Word.  We still need modern day Martin Luthers and William Tyndales to make bold moves to get these believers the Word of God.

Wat Mahathat and the Buddha Head in a Banyan Tree

Wat Mahathat and the Buddha Head in a Banyan Tree

While undoubtedly a cultural treasure and tourist destination – it is a designated Unesco World Heritage Site - when I first encountered the Buddha head in a Banyan tree at Wat Mahathat, I saw something much deeper and symbolic. Outwardly, the Buddha head is smiling and appears to be at peace.  Yet despite his appearance, the reality is the Buddhist head is complexly strangled by the tree!  

Emperor of China with a Bible

One of Biblia Global’s supporters is a little girl named “Anna”. A while back she heard about the need for Bibles in China and wanted to help. She wrote one of our founders the following letter. We asked her and her parents if we could share her letter and drawings with you and they happily agreed. Anna continues to give for Bible printing from her allowance, hold "Bibles for China" parties, and encourage her siblings and friends to do the same. God bless you Anna!

The second drawing is of the Emperor of China with a Bible. The third drawing is an angel bringing Bibles to Chinese Christians; and the fourth drawing is an angel providing illumination to a Chinese Christian to see the Bible that another angel is providing.