Book of Hope begins work in Angola.

By April 12, 2004

Angola (MNN)–Angola’s post-war child protection programs are seeing some success in the reintegration days.

Thousands of children, former child soldiers, are adjusting back into their communities, but new threats such as child trafficking, HIV/AIDS are emerging, and hostile religious regimes.

As in many African nations, Islam is making headway in Angola. Book of Hope is hoping to reach the children first, with the hope of the Gospel. Much of the country is involved in back-to-school schemes, micro-enterprise programs for the teens who need to support themselves, and community centers where people talk about issues and socialize.

In light of the changes coming to Angola, BOH is setting a distribution goal of 600-thousand books in the schools this year.

The Book of Hope publication combines the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to tell the life story of Jesus Christ — the most important part of the scriptures.

The book reads in chronological order and features 100 study questions that direct the reader back into the Word. There is also a clear plan of salvation at the end of the book so children know how to accept Christ as their personal Savior.

Pray for the country’s post-war environment to stabilize, for the teams and people to be safe from landmines, and for new transportation routes to open for the book that avoid heavily land-mined roads.

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