God’s Word is Living & Active
IMPACTING LIVES FOR THE GOSPEL IN 2022
UPDATE FROM DAVID MOYER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Your Help Needed To Continue!
Brothers and Sisters,
As we approach this most wonderful time of the year and watch the pages of our calendars move at warp speed, we take time to give thanks for the many blessings of this year.
Maryland Bible Society continues to be busy with its mission that now stretches over the past 211 years. While the pandemic has limited our face-to-face ministries over the last two years, our Bible and Discipleship Grant program continues to grow.
We are grateful that our partnership with many of our communities’ outstanding ministries has expanded this year. Here is how one local ministry to children described our partnership:
“We have been tremendously blessed by the help and partnership of the Maryland Bible Society. We’ve been able to get hundreds of Bibles into the hands of boys and girls who’ve either never had their own Bible or have not had a Bible that’s kid-friendly and accessible.”
As always, our primary focus is transformation through the power of God’s Word. While that includes more than Bible distribution, it cannot be less. 2021 demonstrated that we are pressed beyond our resources. We need your help!
We will end this year with a significant financial deficit, yet we trust God for His provision, and we know that He works through friends like you.
Your end-of-the-year gift will not only help us finish the season well and meet all the demands for Bible requests and distribution of discipleship materials. More important, your gift will allow our ministry to continue.
Please consider once again helping through your online donation using the link below.
We pray that our gracious God will richly bless you this year — for the good of His children and for His glory.
Together with Him,
PARTNERSHIP UPDATE: NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Pray For Maryland
As believers, we know that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14) With confidence that the Lord hears our prayers, would you join MBS to Pray for Maryland?
Ministry Highlight: A2Missions
Empowering women in Europe
with Gospel-focused resources
Above: Through partnership with A2Missions, MBS has provided the opportunity for these individuals in Hungary to get Bibles!
Even though Europe has a Christian foundation, most people do not practice any religion. There are many people who do not own or have ever seen a Bible.
A2Missions works in Hungary to strengthen churches, reach communities, and mentor Christian women. This is accomplished through the work of many people because the gospel spreads best in partnership with others. They have seen God at work through these partnerships and have received requests for discipleship, outreach events, and training seminars.
As with most ministries, recent events have forced them to broaden their horizons. The current situation has not stopped their ministry, just changed it. Using the internet, this has allowed them to “meet” new people who would not have had the time to talk with them previously. Some of these people have many connections with both schools and churches. In the future, this will allow them to engage with more individuals and communities.
Right now, buying and giving out Bibles is essential because there are a lot of people who are searching for the truth now. One of their friend’s recently got saved because recent events caused panic in his life. This caused him to question what he actually believed. He is not alone. This is just one example of how the Maryland Bible Society has an impact beyond just Maryland.
Biblical Trauma Healing Update (BTH)
We continue to see growth and life come from Biblical Trauma Healing – which we are in partnership with the American Bible Society (ABS) and Somebody Cares Baltimore (SCB).
Trauma is part of the human experience in our broken world. We know all too well that trauma disrupts lives, destroys hope, perpetuates itself in cycles of violence, and perhaps worst of all, trauma isolates people from self, others, and God. Consider the trauma that you and I see daily all around us…
• The child facing a scary world after the loss of a parent
• The teen overwhelmed by fear or helplessness
• Broken relationships often in our families and even in our churches
• Adults dealing with the impact of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and in many cases, decades after the abuse
The strategy to bring this vital new ministry to our city is simple — to equip church leaders with the tools that can bring healing. For many of those whom we will serve, the first words of the Bible they might ever hear spoken in their lives will be words of love, hope, and healing.
A ministry of this potential size and scope of Biblical Trauma Healing can only be implemented and sustained with the financial support of churches, businesses, individuals, and groups. We’re excited to be able to launch this desperately-needed ministry to the people around us. With your help as part of the Lord’s provision, we can do it!
ABS has underwritten the start of the program, and it will be up to us and our local partners to fund it as it is implemented. That is why I’m asking you to prayerfully consider supporting this life- changing ministry with your gifts to MBS.
Please accept our best wishes for God’s continued blessing to you and yours as we navigate this very different season of life and ministry.
✓ Donate toward Biblical Trauma Healing at our secure donation portal:
Learn more about Biblical Trauma Healing (BTS)
Trauma is part of the human experience in our broken world. We know all too well that trauma disrupts lives, destroys hope, perpetuates itself in cycles of violence, and perhaps worst of all, trauma isolates people from self, others, and from God. Learn more about how BTS brings hope.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and more information!
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Free Presentation for Your Church!
Simple Starts is a free presentation about reading the Bible well. It is designed to get students and adults regularly reading God’s Word and beginning, or continuing, a life long journey of walking with Him. It is being presented at churches and ministries and people are walking away energized and excited to read the Bible.
If you would like to have MBS present Simple Starts at your church, youth group or ministry, please contact email@example.com.