As many of you know, I will not be going on a missions trip this summer, but will instead be attending Camp BIMI, a missionary "boot camp" in Tennessee. Even though I will not be going on a foreign missions trip, I am trying my hardest to be a missionary right here in Millbrook, Alabama, and wherever I go this summer.
There is a ministry that has been on my heart lately, though. I have been reading BIMI's (Baptist International Missions Inc.) magazine updates and have stumbled upon a ministry that you and I can be a part of -- without ever having to leave the comforts of your sofa! This is a Bible distribution ministry. There was recently an Indonesian Bible project that was so successful that it provided a Bible for EVERY STUDENT IN INDONESIA! Isn't that incredible? And Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world!
Now our focus switches from Indonesia to the small group of islands of Fiji. You can see by the picture below that Fiji is located just to the east of Australia.
The missionaries in charge of this Fiji Bible Project are attempting to distribute 230,000 Bibles in Fiji, allowing every student on these islands to own a Bible. For just $2, you can put a Bible in a student's hands. Will you consider donating to this Fiji Bible Project this summer?
The missionaries have put a recent update on their blog Fiji Bible Project saying that they still lack $10,000 of the $464,000 they need to raise. Also, the Fijian government has placed a tax on these shipments of Bibles amounting to $48,000. Please pray either that the government will drop the tax or that the $48,000 will be raised for this tax.
So how do you donate? There is a donate button near the top of the missionaries' blog. Also, for those of you living near me, I will be taking donations and applying them to this fund as well. I hope to be able to do a few fundraisers this summer to raise money for this incredible ministry.
Please pray that God will continue to bless this project, and please consider being a part of it yourself!