Our work includes translating the Scriptures for oppressed minority groups who have no Bible in their language, distribution of Scriptures to needy Christians and seekers, Bible-based literacy programmes that help people navigate both every day and traumatic situations, and urgently needed relief packs for refugees.
Hana is one of the many benefactors of this ministry. After her husband was tortured and murdered for sharing the gospel in a city dominated by Islamist militants she received the threatening message “Your son’s destiny will be exactly like his father’s.” Grief-stricken and in fear for their lives, Hana, with her son and two daughters, fled their home. Two years later, violent persecution once again forced them to leave the place they had made their home, “We got used to being displaced by force,” she explains.
Despite the trauma and loss, Hana testifies, “The Lord has provided all our needs.” Hanna goes on to explain how The Bible Society played an important part in God providing for them, “They paid our rent and supplied us with help.” With The Bible Society’s spiritual and financial support the children in the family have received Bibles, and Hana has been encouraged to turn to God’s word. Hana is now finding hope in reading the Bible her husband so dearly cherished and says, “now I feel my faith is becoming stronger.”