Friday, September 20, 2013

Street workers finding Jesus in Winnipeg

The other day I was flipping through an alliance church magazine when I spotted this ad for a ministry called Dignity House. For some reason it caught my eye. I flipped over to their website on my laptop and found out that they are a new ministry in Winnipeg that works with girls that want to transition out of the sex trade industry. I contacted the director and asked her if she was in need of any Bibles to give the girls. She answered with a resounding YES. I meet her for coffee at a downtown church and we talked about how we could help her with Bibles, the Life Recovery Bible in particular. I brought a case of them with me, along with some other outreach geared Bibles and was able to find a donor to cover the cost. She was so happy to have Bibles on hand that deal with many of the issues that these women are facing. I am looking forward to the next time she orders Bible, which means that many of these street women now have the Word of God in their hands, hearts and on the road to recovery.
Thank you to all our supporters who make this ministry possible.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Show your Love, Give the Word

Last Night, Give the Word had a booth set up at the Mark Schultz concert with Eric Timm speaking on the importance of showing your love to others by sharing your faith. He himself was saved through receiving a Bible. He also challenged the entire crowd to take a Bible and give it to someone their life who needed to know Jesus.
Needless to say, we gave away a lot of Bibles to people who felt challenged and convicted to share their faith with someone and to leave them with a Bible.
One lady came up to me and said that she felt ready to share her faith with her brother. She took the Bible in her hands and said "I hope I can do this and I really hope he reads it, he needs faith so bad". I told her that whatever happens from this was up to him and God and that all she needs to do is plant that seed in her brothers life. She walked away from the table with a big smile on her face and said "Thank you so much for the Bible, I really need to do this"
It's exciting to know that so many people will be receiving a Bible this week and that just as many people are stepping out in faith to share their faith with that person. The Bible is still changing lives today, and every day.