to the churches · JULY 2021
We are so thankful to the Lord for His abundant blessing on Bibles for America (BfA) over the last several months. The number of Bible orders placed each day indicates that people throughout this country are hungry for God's Word. As always, your faithful support of our mission makes it possible for us to meet the demand for free Bibles and Christian books. We are grateful for your generosity.
Record Number of Bibles Sent Out January–June
In the first half of 2021, BfA sent out over 55,000 Bibles. This is the largest number of orders we've ever fulfilled during the period January–June. Despite the restrictions resulting from the pandemic, by the Lord's mercy we have been able to continue meeting this growing demand for Bibles.
We are progressing with plans to open the distribution center in Anaheim, CA to local volunteers. This would increase our output even more and help us reach our goal of giving away 2 million Bibles by the end of this year.
Giving Away Christian Books
In August 2019, we began giving away free physical copies of The All-inclusive Christ by Witness Lee. Many seekers of God throughout the country have ordered this book and have expressed their appreciation for how it has revealed the vast riches of Christ as their good land.
Here are just a few quotes from grateful recipients of The All-inclusive Christ:
“I have read The All-inclusive Christ. It is a great read and a very insightful book about Jesus. I would like the rest of those books.”—Lorraine, Philadelphia, PA
“I'm reading this book now and it's really helping me have a better understanding of some of the Scriptures. I read the King James Bible all the time and learned from it as a child. This book gives me different perspectives on the Scriptures.”—Lydia, Cornwall, NY
As of the end of June, we've given away over 5,500 physical copies of The All-inclusive Christ.
In addition to the physical book offer, we offer 7 downloadable e-books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee on our site. The following titles are available not only to readers in the US, but also to those in other countries around the world who aren't able to receive physical books from us:
The All-inclusive Christ
Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 1
Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 2
Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 3
The Economy of God
The Glorious Church
The Knowledge of Life
These titles are available in Spanish as well.
So far this year, these free e-books have been downloaded over 74,000 times. The majority of these downloads have been international:
- Domestic: 27,118
- International: 41,695
- Domestic: 1,312
- International: 4,097
New Gospel Tracts
We’re pleased to let you know about several new tracts you can use to share the gospel. In June, we placed an order for 3 new gospel tracts in Spanish and one new tract in English:
- ¿Quién es Jesús? [Who is Jesus?]
- Os es necesario nacer de nuevo [You Must Be Born Anew]
- ¿Cómo puedo saber que Dios existe? [How Can I Know God Exists?]
- How Can I Know God Exists?
We're also printing two other Spanish gospel tracts with updated translation and formatting, “Perdido y hallado” [Lost and Found] and “La gran pregunta” [The Big Question].
All 12 tracts are available to share digitally in both languages on our English gospel page and our Spanish gospel page. The new physical tracts will be available for purchase soon. To order any of our current printed tracts, you can sign up for an account on materials.bfa.org.
Thank you again for all your generous support for BfA. We pray that God's Word will continue to spread throughout this country in 2021.