A Scripture distribution ministry finds creative access to closed countries.

By August 14, 2006

International (MNN)–Bible distribution faces the enduring challenge of how to get the Scriptures from the press into the hands of those who need it.

Bible Pathway Ministries’ Karen Hawkins says that’s even more complicated by war, natural disaster and expense.
“41 countries are now closed to us as far as mailbags, and only airmail can go in. Most ministries, like us, cannot pay four times the cost to get a Bible to someone.”

As the team tried to figure out how to get around the obstacles, short-term mission teams came to mind. It was a perfect solution. “People carrying them in, and having that personal touch–that’s really great.”

Hawkins says the Bible Pathway is available in 11 languages on the web. So what exactly is a Bible Pathway? It’s an easy-to-follow plan of systematically reading 15 minutes a day through the entire Bible in just one year.

She stresses their commitment to Biblical literacy overrides everything else. “We will provide a CD. There’s no charge. The people are welcome to print it; they are welcome to put their own name on it. They don’t have to say ‘Bible Pathway’. Dr. Hash does not feel that he owns God’s Word or what he’s written about it. Anybody who wants it…no royalties, no copyright…just get it into the people’s hands.”

For more information, go to Bible Pathway’s website by clicking on the link below.

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