Almost 500 projects to translate, distribute and share the Bible with millions of people are under threat. And at a time when many are turning to God’s word for hope and comfort, a totally unforeseen crisis has been triggered by Covid 19.
More than a third of the Bible Society network, has been hit by plummeting sales with dire effects on overall income and staff salaries.
A ‘Rescue and Recovery fund’ has been created to support Bible ministry in 88 different countries. Critical funding is being redirected to pay staff and cover the cost of rents and shops. Some struggling Bible Societies are being helped with things like online Bible sales, to generate income.