Iranian Bibles

Iranian officials have seized 6500 Bibles in Zanjan and Abhar. Christian news agency Mohabat News says that the large volume of Bibles entering Iran is the Government’s greatest concern. For story: http://www.barnabasfund.org/Iran-seizes-thousands-of-Bibles-in-bid-to-stop-conversions-to-Christianity.html

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POSTED 11 Sep 2011
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Crossroad Bible Ministry

A call was made in the July 2011 issue of the Southern River Free Reformed Church “City on a Hill News” to be part of the Crossroad Bible Ministry. The Crossroad Bible Institute equips the church to disciple people in prison with the Word of God.

Action: for more information or to sign up contact Leo Schoof on ltschoof@iinet.net.au

For more on the Institute: http://www.crossroadbible.org/

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POSTED 19 Jul 2011
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2000km Walk

David Carnell, Andrew Carnsey and Andrew Sav have about 700kms to go in a 2000km walk across Eastern Australia. The goal of the 2000 walk, which started on Aug 24 and is expected to finish Nov 11, 2010 is to raise awareness of the 2000 remaining languages spoken by about 350 million people that still do not have a bible translated in their language. Each kilometre represents a distinct living language that doesn’t yet have the Word of God. The project is supported by Wycliffe Bible Translators and Operation Mobilisation Australia.

Action: The organisers are asking people to insert the 2000km walk logo in their outgoing emails, to ask their church leaders to include updates of the walk in their bulletin updates, to prayerfully ‘adopt’ one of the 2000 Bible-less languages and to hold a DVD evening for the church or youth group in order to show the new film “The Cross”. Class lesson plans to help schools get involved in the programme are also included.

For more and to donate: http://the2000walk.com/

Or: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Box-Hill-Australia/OM-Australia/219593652537

Operation Mobilisation is organising short term mission trips to Panama, the UK, and the Arabian Peninsula as well as many other places around the world for next year. For details visit: http://www.om.org.au/go/short-term/au/en

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POSTED 17 Oct 2010
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Curriculum Opportunity

David Hastie writes on a great opportunity for Christians in education, Eternity Magazine, Sept 26, 2010. He writes that the new Australian English Curriculum does not have the power to set text lists. But the framework is there for texts of great status to be included. Hastie says that this provides the opening for the Bible could be included as a literary text. “Get emailing, Church” he writes.

For more: http://eternity.biz/news/culture_wars_rusting_canon/1009260100/

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POSTED 13 Oct 2010
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Bible Not Read

The Bible Society of South Australia has initiated a national study into Bible reading by young people aged 13-24. It found that about 70% of young Australians never read the bible. The next stage of the research will involve focus groups across the country. Source: Australian Prayer Network.

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POSTED 6 Sep 2010
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Bible Translation

By 2025, Wycliffe Bible Translators hopes to have the Bible, or at least some of it, written in every one of the world’s 6909 spoken languages. Wycliffe is running the $1b last languages campaign.

For more: http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=22054

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POSTED 29 Jun 2010
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Wycliffe Helpers

Wycliffe Bible Translaters is seeking people to work as a summer intern. There are 3 opportunities: You can serve at the Wycliffe headquaters in Orlando, or join their discovery trips to Africa or Papua New Guinea. The third option is to join JAARS as an aviation intern.

For more: http://www.wycliffe.org/

Or: http://www.mnnonline.org/article/13948

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POSTED 8 Mar 2010
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Bibleless People

There are an estimated 200m people that don’t have the Bible translated in their own language. The Bibleless Peoples Prayer Project is a project that is asking people to pray for a different unreached group of people each day. Started in 1982, BPPP has now 10,000 prayer partners. They are asking people to consider becoming a prayer partner. For more: http://www.mnnonline.org/article/13842

For BPPP: http://www.wycliffe.org/Pray/BiblelessPeoplesPrayerProject.aspx

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POSTED 19 Feb 2010
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Vietnamese Bibles

The Scottish Bible Society has launched an appeal to raise funds to print and distribute 1000s of Bibles to Vietnam to meet the rapid growth in the number of Christians in that country. The Old Testament has been available only since 2004 and the New Testament translation only finished last year. For more on what is needed: http://www.christiantoday.com/article/scottish.christians.to.distribute.thousands.of.bibles.in.vietnam/25204.htm

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POSTED 19 Feb 2010
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