International (MNN) — After receiving rights to the 2010 Reina Valera Gomez Spanish translation of the New Testament, Mission Cry will be able to send shipments of Spanish Bibles to Central and South America.
The donated Bibles and books Mission Cry receives are, of course, printed in English. However, Jason Woolford says many people around the world are still able to utilize these resources.
“English is the financial language of the world, [and] the World Wars left English behind. Throughout the world, we see so many English-speaking peoples. We’ve now given over $390 million of donated Bibles and Christian books to 177 nations, and those have all been in English,” Woolford says.
Central and South America, however, are areas where English materials aren’t particularly helpful. A new opportunity this year will be reaching these Spanish-speaking populations.
“[Recently] we got the same rights for a different version of the New Testament in Spanish, so we will now have the Mission Cry Spanish Bible, too,” Woolford explains.
Mission Cry partnered with the NASB to produce the Mission Cry Bible, a New Testament that includes additional resources. Soon, this Bible will be available in the 2010 Reina Valera Gomez Spanish translation.
“This is going to open up an opportunity for us to reach hundreds of thousands of people in South and Central America. It’s very important because a lot of the people that claim to be believers are Catholic. We know that a majority of them are encouraged not to read their Bible and only hear from the priest, so we’re going to give people an opportunity to have a one-on-one relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ,” Woolford says.
You can help by supporting Mission Cry financially and praying for their ministry. Visit their website here to learn more about their work.
“David said to the Philistines, ‘You come against me with a sword and spear, and a javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied this day, the Lord will deliver you into my hands.’ Of course, we know David wins the battle, and he won it because he understood the Word,” Woolford says. “He understood who God was. That’s the opportunity that we’re giving people this year.”
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