International (MNN) — According to Christian Resources International, the average American Christian household has nine Bibles. 34% of those Christians don't ever read any of their Bibles, says The Seed Company. All the while, 353 million people have no access whatsoever to Scripture in their own language.
In an effort to get those who have Bibles to read them, and to get Bibles to those who don't have one, The Seed Company has launched "The Blank Bible Challenge." The Blank Bible Challenge provides an opportunity for churches to sign up to receive daily Scripture readings, insights into the text, and points of application.
Over the course of a month, the congregation will have gone through the entire Bible story from creation to the early church and will hopefully have a renewed appreciation and reverence for God's Word.
That's only one part of the Challenge, though. The second half lies in helping those who are completely Bibleless to procure the Word in their heart language.
The Seed Company is an affiliate of Wycliffe Bible Translators whose goal is to get translations of the Bible underway in every language by the year 2025, according to their Last Languages Campaign. Each church to sign up for The Blank Bible Challenge will be connected with a people group which has no translation of the Bible in its language; the goal is to help get these people groups on their way to having their own copies of the written Word.
To receive a preview kit for your church to join the Blank Bible Challenge, click here. Those who get involved will hopefully have their eyes open to the greatness of God's Word and will be on their ways to becoming more effective witnesses for Christ, now armed with the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.