Spring/Summer Ministry Update
UPDATE FROM DAVID MOYER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mission continues: to help people receive and know God's Word
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We appreciate the support and encouragement you have given us as we continue to provide Bible resources in 2020!
Our Bible distribution and Bible engagement ministries – the backbone of Maryland Bible Society’s service to the Lord – continue to deliver the Word of God and help its readers understand and use it both at home and abroad.
Please enjoy this update – just a sample of what God is doing through MBS – and prayerfully consider partnering with us again during this challenging season.
In His love,
MBS Partnered with National Day of Prayer
Although the National Day of Prayer could not meet in person this year, the event was broadcasted live online. Using social media, Maryland Bible Society provided additional support and exposure to ensure many in Maryland had access to the broadcast.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Kenny Baldwin, had contracted a serious case of COVID-19 and spoke at the gathering. He had a message of hope for our time. Other speakers included: Johnny Shelton, Team Chaplain for the Ravens; Luis Borunda, the Maryland Deputy Secretary of State, and Tracey Tiernan, Morning Host from 95.1 SHINE-FM.
We also heard from a Medical Director for an international medical missions organization, a Family Nurse Practitioner in Maryland, as well as several graduating seniors. All of us are responding to this changing world and will continue to look to the LORD in prayer (Psalm 121).
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.