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Exciting things are happening in the Bible work around the world. People are finding hope, comfort, and renewed lives as God speaks to them through His Word - in their language!

We are delighted to share these stories of God’s amazing work.


 
Don Hutchinson, Bal Gosal, and Don Miller

Thursday, July 9, 2015

TORONTO—Don Hutchinson, National Director, CEO (Interim) for the Canadian Bible Society and Don Miller, Director of Canadian Ministry met with the Honourable Bal Gosal, Canada’s Minister of State for Sport, to present special editions of Christian Scriptures. Gosal (MP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton) was given English/Spanish and French/Portuguese New Testaments and a four-language (Spanish, Portuguese, French and English) version of the Gospel of John.

The meeting highlighted the Canadian Bible Society’s vital partnership with the multi-faith chaplaincy of the Pan Am and ParaPan Am Games. It took place Wednesday, June 24 at Gosal’s constituency office in Brampton, Ontario.

The Canadian Bible Society published and packaged the New Testaments which are now stocked in the Athletes’ Village for distribution by More Than Gold.  The Gospel portions will be distributed outside of event venues. The Village will soon become a home away from home for thousands of athletes from 41 countries who will participate in the Games – the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games.

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Copies of Pan Am Bibles

Thursday, June 11, 2015

TORONTO—As this city prepares to host 7,500 athletes and up to a quarter-of-a-million visitors and volunteers from 41 countries for this summer’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, the Canadian Bible Society is taking steps to ensure God’s Word will be readily available for those who want to read it.

Athlete’s Village (a home away from home for competitors throughout the Games) will be stocked with special edition Sports New Testaments. The Christian Scriptures – specially published and packaged for these Games in partnership with More than Gold – will be dropped off at St. Paul’s Basilica (83 Power St, Toronto) at 10 a.m. on June 17.

More Than Gold 2015 (a partnership of some 300 individual Christian leaders representing over 10 denominations and more than 50 organizations) staff and volunteers will move 6000 New Testaments and other supplies into the Village throughout the day. CBS will also be providing a full braille Bible for the Games.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

TORONTO, Ontario—(Canadian Christian News Service) The Canadian Bible Society, in partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers – Canada (FCPO) is seeking the public’s assistance to help a lost Bible find its way home.

Even if “home” is at the ends of the Earth.

The Bible in question shows evidence of being dearly loved, a priceless treasure. And when it came into the possession of one of the FCPO’s members, he knew he had to see it safely back into the hands of its owner.

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The Canadian Bible Society is partnering with the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers – Canada (FCPO) to seek the public’s assistance to help a lost Bible find its way home.

The Bible in question looks like it has been dearly loved and when it came into the possession of a FCPO member, he was deeply moved by its condition and was compelled to do whatever he could to return the lost Bible to its owner. He has pledged to travel anywhere in the world to return the Bible – at his own expense.

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The Key to Freedom Bible

Initially, the Bible was hope, faith and love. These three things led me to new life in Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour. I became a new person, a born-again Christian.

I came into jail on Friday, 13 September 2013. The darkest time in my life. I wanted to take and end my life. Everything that I valued in my life was gone. There was no reason to continue living. That was my false reality.

The staff put me in a special cell for inmates with suicidal tendencies. And all that I had, all that I owned, were nothing but my thoughts. In this safe environment, I would have visions that were produced by my mind. I would have visions of animals walking around my cell. Imaginary elderly people who were unknown to me would come to visit. Some were even in wheelchairs.

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Woman writing notes at the conference

Friday, April 24, 2015

GUELPH, Ont. – (CANADIAN CHRISTIAN NEWS SERVICE) – The Mother Tongue Translator (MTT) Workshop, April 20-24, is a one-week workshop, held in Guelph, Ont., and hosted by the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) for First Nations translators who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in translation principles.

The workshop is targeted to both beginner and more experienced translators who wish to be more effective in written communication in their own language, and interact with other First Nations speakers who are engaged in language development.

Building on years of partnership and expertise in First Nations translation of Scripture, this workshop equips First Nations speakers interested in doing translation at the personal, family, community, church, band, or business level.

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The Bible Society of Australia has recently released a new youth ministry blog. In one, they discuss the importance of encouraging youth to ask questions, with comments like this:

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The Canadian Bible Society has helped "Keep It Real" Bibles, using the Contemporary English Version (CEV) text, in partnership with Youth Unlimited. Learn more about it in the video below:

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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him." (John 3.16-17 ESV)

Love is in everything we do… we look for it wherever we go.

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