Fleeing one’s homeland under dire circumstances and being forced to leave behind family and hard-earned possessions is traumatic. Language and cultural barriers add another layer to their challenges as refugees try to find their feet in a new, alien country.
Canada has welcomed people of diverse cultures over the years, and in the recent months, as more people from Afghanistan are arriving, CBS along with Jesus Network are providing Bibles and Scripture resources in Persian languages (Pashto and Dari).
The joy of being able to experience the Word of God in one’s heart language is not only comforting but also healing.
This photo provided by the Jesus Network is from inside a flight leaving Kabul with people who received Bibles and Scripture Resources in Pashto and Dari.
“The is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: ‘I have heard
your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.” 2 Kings 20:5
Over the years, CBS has been providing Bibles and Scripture resources to various ethnicities who have made Canada home.
The Word of God was made available in more than 71 languages here in Canada, through a variety of ministries, churches, and organizations.
The top languages of Scriptures distributed in Canada (apart from English and French) in 2021 were:
- Haitian Creole
- Cree West
- Tagalog English
- Chinese large Print
- Arabic large print
- Italian Luzzi
- Western Armenian
“So, faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” Romans 10:17.