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Bible Society

The Bible Society is one of the Missions that we support at St. John’s.  It was started in 1804 and operates in more than 200 countries.  Its aim is to make the bible heard everywhere through a global alliance of supporters, churches and other organisations.

Since 2014, the Bible Society has been at the forefront of the relief effort in the Middle East.  Refugees are longing to hear God’s voice amid their suffering and loss, and the demand for the bible and spiritual support is high.  The bible’s message of love, hope and forgiveness is very helpful in times of crisis.

In Jordan, The Bible Society visits refugees and provides them with food, water and bibles as they cannot legally work.  There are only 7 members of the Society in Jordan, but they work with other volunteers to help the 1.5 million refugees fleeing from Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Egypt.  The Bible Society also runs trauma healing sessions which use bible stories to help traumatised refugees. 

Please pray especially for the refugees all over the world, for the expansion of bible distribution, literacy programmes, and for the safety of the growing team of Bible Society workers everywhere as they go about their important work.

Jennifer Sanders

Bible Society Representative at St. John’s