The Bible brings hope and comfort
Just recently, Statistics South Africa released the current unemployment rate. It was what we all expected – more than 30% of the economically active population of South Africa is unemployed. If you add those who are no longer seeking employment, it rises to more than 43%. In the light of these statistics, and if you consider that these figures represent people of flesh and blood, poverty in our country is a reality.
Here, we are dealing with people who desperately need hope in their circumstances. Not just hope to get something to eat every day, but true hope – the hope that the Bible tells us about.
The problem is that quite simply many people in our country are unable to afford a Bible. Through its project, Bibles for the poor, the Bible Society makes available Bibles free of charge in a responsible manner to those for whom owning a Bible is but a dream.
For the next three months, our Bible-a-Month Club will specifically be helping with this project. Our donations will help somebody, somewhere, who is unable to afford it, to receive a Bible of their own and in this way experience the power of the Living Word that brings hope and comfort.
every person in our country who is unemployed
sufficient funds to make Bibles available to the poor in our country.